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If you’ve already started research your tummy tuck options, you may have come across information about a particular surgical technique called the Avelar tummy tuck. Use this as a guide to help you understand the differences between an Avelar tummy tuck and traditional abdominoplasty, and to see if you could be a good candidate for this procedure.
What Is the Avelar Tummy Tuck Technique?
The Avelar tummy tuck was first developed in the 1990s by a Brazilian surgeon by the name of Dr. Juarez M. Avelar. This technique is considered to be a more modern approach to a traditional tummy tuck, and typically offers a number of key advantages like a shorter incision and quicker healing time*.
The main differences between the Avelar tummy tuck and a traditional abdominoplasty are that the Avelar technique combines liposuction and abdominoplasty into one procedure and does not require the use of post-surgical drains.
Who Is the Best Candidate for an Avelar Tummy Tuck?
Anyone who is a good candidate for a regular tummy tuck is typically also a good candidate for the Avelar technique*.
Because the Avelar tummy tuck is simply a more modern and refined version of a regular tummy tuck procedure, it can be a good option for most women who are bothered by the appearance of loose skin or muscle tissue and small pockets of stubborn fat in the abdominal area*.
If the Avelar tummy tuck sounds like a cosmetic surgery option you’d be interested in, make sure you choose a cosmetic surgeon who has experience performing this type of procedure.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.