Tummy Tuck 360 is an advanced approach to body sculpting. As you can see in before-and-after photos, Tummy Tuck 360 literally sculpts the body to create waist definition, defined curves, and a flat tummy. A 360 Tummy Tuck can correct excess abdominal skin and fat while simultaneously using High Definition Liposuction to define a pre-conceived ideal form.
Like a sculptor considers all sides and angles of their pieces, the 360 Tummy Tuck procedure treats the body circumferentially. Unlike traditional tummy tuck surgery in which the patient is simply on their back, the patient is turned during the procedure to define the waist and literally shape the body from all sides. It would be impossible to “sculpt” if the subject is only in one position.
By removing the fatty tissue from different areas, the underlying anatomy can be defined. For example, the fatty tissue in the lower back blunts the waist and creates a squareness to the buttocks. By understanding the anatomy three-dimensionally, the “frame,” the muscular definition can be uncovered to reveal natural curves. The results you see are not the result of weight loss. The dramatic change in the body is the result of removing fat selectively to reveal the body underneath.
It is often confusing with all the different “types” of liposuction machines (including ultrasound-assisted, laser lipo, tickle lipo, power-assisted, or water-assisted liposuction) to understand how each liposuction technique is different. It is also confusing to understand how Tummy Tuck 360 with High Definition Liposuction is different from traditional liposuction.
Simply put, High Definition Liposuction is a completely different approach to liposuction. Traditional liposuction surgery removes fat. Each “type” or machine uses some type of energy (heat, laser, ultrasonic, water-jet, vibration, nutational energy) to make it easier to mobilize and remove fat. Some work faster, some require longer recovery. All “types” of liposuction have the same goal: fat removal.
High Definition Liposuction is a sculpting approach, not a reductive procedure. Fat is layered on the body frame and muscles. The fatty tissue layer under the skin provides essential padding but also defines curves. The High Definition liposuction approach starts with the end in mind: the desired shape after recovery. The approach is to start with the imagined result in mind and remove fat as needed to define the natural curves for each woman’s body.
Dr. Ditesheim’s technique for 360 tummy tucks involves both the surgical removal of excess skin and excess fat and the tightening of loose abdominal muscles, and can also be used in a mini tummy tuck or extended tummy tuck. However, by applying the sculpting principle and body contouring procedures of High Definition Liposuction to abdominoplasty surgery, the patient is treated in different positions (on the back, on the tummy, or on the side) to continuously shape the body from every angle.
Many Tummy Tuck 360 procedures include not only abdominoplasty techniques but also liposuction to safely and effectively reveal muscle definition and create a fully contoured treatment area.
In some cases, fat may be added (for example, to the buttocks or breasts) to enhance shape. Fat transfer using High Definition Liposuction can also be used in standalone plastic surgery procedures such as a Brazilian butt lift or natural breast augmentation.
If you are ready to have an amazing body transformation or if you need more information, our helpful staff is ready to help you. Virtual and in-office consultations can be arranged for you to talk to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim. To schedule your consultation, you can either call 704-542-8686 or contact us online.