First there was the tummy tuck, then there was the ‘Brazilian tummy tuck’ - but do you really know the difference?
In truth, a ‘Brazilian tummy tuck’ is actually nothing new, it’s just a marketing name given to abdominal surgery which combines two procedures.
In addition to a classic tummy tuck, the ‘Brazilian tummy tuck’ incorporates liposuction to sculpt the torso. This ensures an aesthetically pleasing silhouette, which is why all tummy tucks carried out by Ocean Clinic’s Head Surgeon Dr. Kaye already employ intensive lipo remodelling.
An unparalleled result
By combining traditional tummy tuck techniques with liposculpture it is possible to achieve impressive results. Even women with ‘mummy tummies’ suffering from stretched out muscles, loose skin and impossible-to-shift fat deposits can have a completely flat stomach again.
Fat is also removed from the waist, flanks and upper abdomen in order to achieve a shapely hourglass figure. For many women, undergoing a ‘Brazilian tummy tuck’ can give them a better physique than they had pre-pregnancy.
It’s also the ideal treatment for patients who have lost significant amounts of weight but still have sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat detracting from their new, hard-won figures.
A holistic treatment
A ‘Brazilian tummy tuck’ addresses all abdominal issues including muscle laxity or damage, hernias, lax or excess skin and fat deposits.
To begin, an incision is made below the bikini line through which the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened, offering a firm and toned tummy foundation.
Next, the skin and tissue is drawn down and pulled taught. Any excess is cut off and then the remainder secured in place. As well as providing a flat silhouette this improves the appearance of crêpey skin, stretch marks and scars.
To complete the remodelling, the surgeon acts as artist, using liposuction to remove fat deposits from the waist and flanks, banishing those dreaded ‘love-handles’ and ‘muffin tops’.
The surgeon targets any remaining lumps, bumps or bulges in order to sculpt clean lines. The end-result is a tight, toned and shapely figure that enables you to wear figure-hugging outfits with confidence. Take a look at our before and after gallery here.
The surgery is suitable for both female and male patients.