360 tummy tuck describes the sculpting of your torso in a 3-dimensional fashion to optimize your overall contouring aesthetics. 360 tummy tuck includes a tummy tuck on your front side followed by contouring of her back and sides. Back contouring involves comprehensive liposuction of your upper, middle, lower back, with fat transfer to your central buttock, and side contouring includes liposuction of the flanks and axilla with fat transfer to your lateral hips.
What makes the 360 Tummy Tuck unique?
What makes 360 tummy tuck unique is that it treats your body in a circumferential manner thus allowing you to appreciate optimum aesthetic contour when you look at yourself from all angles. Another advantage of the 360-degree tummy tuck is that you avoid prominent dog ears that may be risked at the end of your tummy tuck excision lines if contouring is limited to the front. By supplementing your tummy tuck with contouring of the sides and back, observation of a dog ear that is forming can be eliminated. Finally, liposuction of the flanks and back allows you to mobilize the entire torso soft tissues to benefit from the advantages of skin re-draping. Skin re-draping describes the ability to fully mobilize all of the skin and reposition it instead of it being tethered laterally when performing an isolated tummy tuck. By repositioning the skin circumferentially, it is possible to further reduce any skin and soft tissue redundancy and irregularity.
When performing 360 tummy tuck you must be more vigilant regarding preserving adequate blood flow to the front, back, and sides of the torso. For example, when you perform a tummy tuck, the wide undermining of the abdominal skin is performed which compromises direct blood flow from blood vessels located over the central abdomen. As such, the blood flow to the abdomen must rely on indirect blood flow from the sides of the abdomen and flanks. As such, selective liposuction must be performed on the sides and flanks to preserve this indirect blood flow. Several measures like the use of the vertical axillary line have been proposed to secure blood flow to the abdominal region while being able to also contour the sides and flanks to achieve a 360-degree tummy tuck.