The full abdominoplasty procedure, also known as a tummy tuck, provides powerful correction of the changes caused by aging, pregnancies and weight fluctuations in the skin, subcutaneous tissues and musculature of the abdominal wall in our Caribbean plastic surgery center at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery. Through an incision hidden in the bikini line the bulging skin and extra fat are removed and the musculature is tightened in the course of abdominoplasty / tummy tuck. The goal is to perform body contouring to recreate a feminine, hourglass like shape of the torso with a very defined waistline, a slight protuberance below the belly button and definition of the midline.
Abdominoplasty / tummy tuck creates structure by reshaping and tightening the musculature of the abdomen. The most extensive tightening is performed using a so called component repair – a techniques borrowed from abdominal wall reconstruction. We like to call it “structural abdominoplasty” due to the pronounced flatness of the abdomen and deepening of the waist line.
Without some reshaping of the musculature, the contour of the abdomen would not be correct and the tightened skin would reflect a less than ideal shape. After tightening of the abdominal musculature however, the skin can be draped over better defined “curves”. Strategical application of liposuction of the waists and hip rolls contributes to make the curves smoother (lipoabdominoplasty).
Abdominoplasty / tummy tuck is an example of one of the most fundamental principles of cosmetic surgery at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery – we first create the structure and then drape the skin over it. As sculpturers of the human body we do not believe in “skin only” procedures. The skin is just a glove adapting to any structure it is draped over. Structure is beauty. Beauty is more than skin deep.
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