When it comes to tummy tucks, you have more options than you might think. There are different approaches, from 360-degree tucks to specialized incisions. One of the more innovative options is the Avelar tummy tuck.
But what is an Avelar tummy tuck? And how is it different from the standard approach? Let’s take a look at the standard tummy tuck vs. an Avelar tummy tuck.
Tummy Tucks at a Glance
With a tummy tuck, the abdominal area is contoured. The muscles are tightened, helping to eliminate the bulging appearance they might have developed, and in cases where they have separated (such as after having children), they are pulled back together. Excess skin is also removed and the belly button typically repositioned to ensure it looks natural.
With a traditional tuck, the recovery period is fairly long, often around 6 to 8 weeks before you fully rebound. It requires surgical drains and the incisions are somewhat large. As such, it isn’t the easiest surgery to get, but the results are typically worth it.
Avelar Tummy Tucks at a Glance
The Avelar tummy tuck combines abdominoplasty and liposuction. This means it also tightens muscles, pulls separated muscles together and eliminates excess skin, but in addition to this, excess fat is also removed. The techniques used in an Avelar tummy tuck allow for smaller incisions and there is no need for drains.
As a result, recovery is quicker. On top of this, the surgeon can contour beyond the abdomen, using liposuction to slim the love handles and thighs as well.
Which is right for you? Now is the time to find out. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Campanile by calling the office at 813-872-6093 or using our contact form.