46-year-old male patient following his modified tummy tuck and 360 high-definition liposuctions.
360 tummy tuck describes the sculpting of your torso in a 3-dimensional fashion to optimize your overall contouring aesthetics. Specifically, 360 tummy tuck includes a tummy tuck on your front side and liposuction contouring of your back and sides. Back contouring includes extensive liposuction of your upper, middle, and lower back regions. The side contouring includes liposuction of the love handles and the waistline, which is especially important in females who wish to have a more curved appearance. The final component of 360 tummy tuck involves the fat transfer to the buttock region, especially in females, also known as a Brazilian Buttock Lift, and to the chest in males to create the armor chest plate appearance. Some fat grafting may be performed to the side of the hips in females, coined hip dip filling, where a lateral hip concavity is.
What makes the 360 Tummy Tuck unique?
What makes 360 tummy tuck unique is that it circumferentially treats your body, thus allowing you to appreciate optimum aesthetic contour when you look at yourself from all angles. The most important advantage of the 360-degree tummy tuck is avoiding prominent dog ears often created along the end of your tummy tuck surgery incisions. Dog ears refer to prominences routinely created when tightening the front side of your belly to eliminate loose skin. The best way to describe why this happens is to think of an accordion; when you squeeze the middle down, the air inflates the sides! By supplementing your tummy tuck with contouring of the sides and back, dog ears are avoided.
Another advantage of the 360 tummy tuck surgery is that it allows for contouring of the backside. Using liposuction to eliminate excess fat and Renuvion J plasma to manage extra skin, contouring your body circumferentially like a statue is feasible. A final advantage of treating the body circumferentially for extra fat and excess skin is that you can mobilize the entire torso’s soft tissues and take advantage of skin re-draping. Skin re-draping describes the ability to fully mobilize all of the skin to reposition it and avoid tethering laterally when performed as an isolated tummy tuck. By repositioning the skin circumferentially, it is possible to reduce further any skin and soft tissue redundancy and contour irregularity.
Let’s remember the benefits of the tummy tuck portion of the surgery. The abdominal surgery is meant to eliminate redundant fat and excess skin and to improve muscle tone by tightening the abdominal muscles. Pockets of fat located over the lower abdominal region will be eliminated with fat removal during the excision of the skin. If prominent, fat cells located over the middle and upper abdomen will require a secondary liposuction surgical procedure. A single horizontal incision is used to excise the excess skin that should be positioned low on the belly so that undergarments cover it. Finally, a new belly button is created that is optimally positioned and naturally shaped so that you can enjoy wearing a two-piece bikini.
When performing 360 tummy tuck, you must be more vigilant regarding preserving adequate blood flow to the torso’s front, back, and sides. When performing a tummy tuck, the wide undermining of the abdominal skin is implemented, which compromises direct blood flow from blood vessels located over the central abdomen. As such, the blood flow to the abdominal flap must rely on indirect blood flow from the sides of the abdomen and flanks. Selective liposuction must be performed on the sides of the waist and flanks to preserve this indirect blood flow. Several measures, like the use of the vertical axillary line, have been proposed to ensure adequate blood flow to the abdominal region while also contouring the side flank and waistline to achieve a 360-degree tummy tuck.