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The FAB Technique (Floating Abdominoplasty)

The ‘FAB’ technique also known as the floating abdominoplasty has a smaller incision and tightens lax muscles. With the small incision in the lower abdomen, this new tummy tuck technique includes tightening of the abdominal muscles and contouring that delivers a great aesthetic result. Sometimes, the procedure is called an extended mini-abdominoplasty and presents an excellent tummy tuck option as there is less scarring since no incision needs to be done around the navel. Removing the excess skin is done though the one incision and the belly button will be detached temporarily to ‘float’ for the duration of the surgery.

The muscles can then be reshaped and tightened from the pubic area to the sternum, over the entire length of the abdomen (in a typical mini-tummy tuck muscles will be tightened only below the belly button.) The skin of the abdomen will be firmed and smoothed, and then the navel will be reattached from the inside and there will also be the option of re-siting it one or two cm if that is necessary. Liposuction can offer further sculpting and the result will be tight abs and a minimal and very discreet scar.

Who would be benefit from an abdominoplasty using the umbilical float method?

This type of tummy tuck might be of benefit for someone who has:

  • There is some skin loose skin (laxity) in the lower abdominal area below the navel.
  • Where there is some laxity of the extending around two centimeters 2 cm above the navel.
  • Where the navel is unusually highly sited. (moving the navel three to four centimetres will still look natural)

Of course every patient is different and not all will have these particular characteristics and for those patients, a full or a mini tummy tuck may be more appropriate. If, however, you feel that you should be well served from having your navel repositioned, this procedure will give a natural looking and very attractive result.

How is this procedure performed?

To carry out this procedure an incision will be made initially at the in the lower abdomen below the bikini-line. This incision will be used to detach the navel from the wall of the abdomen. Your surgeon will then continue to tighten skin by shifting it in towards the pubic area while trimming away any excess skin there is.

The underlying muscular structures will also be tightened if that is necessary. Once the skin has been tightened and the final results arrived at the navel can be re-attached at a new position if required. Stitches that will dissolve on their own so there will be no need for removal of stitches at a later stage.

Having a full tummy tuck on the other hand, will require a much longer incision from one hip to the other and incision within your navel. In the case of a mini tummy tuck, the navel is not moved at all because that procedure has its focus on tightening areas that are under the belly button.

What happen after my Umbilical Float Abdominoplasty?

To make a full recovery from this type of surgery will take several weeks or even months and that will vary from individual to individual. Initially there will be swelling in your abdomen and a drain removing any excess fluid from the sites of the incision, made at the time of surgery.

You will be prescribed pain medication and there is an option for an intra operative TAP block that can be given that will keep the area numb and control pain for a period of around 12 to 24 hours after you have had your operation.

Any patient who has relatively strong abdominal muscles can expect to experience shorter recovery times , however, regardless of your physical heleath, it is absolutely essential that you make sure you undertake some gentle movement every day to prevent the formation of any blood clots and to help reduce any swelling.

What are the benefits of the Umbilical Float Tummy Tuck?

If a surgeon decides that you are a good candidate for this type of surgery then the advantages and benefits you could expect to see will be:

  • No scarring around your navel
  • Lower abdominal laxity in the skin, tightened
  • The navel repositioned
  • A shorter recovery time than a full tummy tuck

Choosing your surgeon for your Umbilical Float Tummy Tuck procedure

When you are looking for a surgeon to carry out this type of abdominal surgery it is important that you select a surgeon with experience in this area so that the aesthetic results you get is the very best. Any surgeon should be happy to show you before and after photographs of patients they've previously operated on. It is also obviously very important that you know that your chosen surgeon has board certification.

Why you should choose Tummy Tuck Clinic for your abdominal surgery

Tummy Tuck Clinic, is a clinic that specialises is in medical tourism where you will find the best and most highly qualified surgeons in abdominoplasty. Although the price of a tummy tuck will vary from person to person, it will be. A lot less than you would pay in the UK. Initially, for an online consultation it will be helpful if you can provide photographs of your abdominal area so that our surgeons have an idea of what procedure will be the best for you. If you are looking for a floating abdominoplasty in Turkey then contact us now to begin your journey to a better more aesthetically pleasing look.

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