Eliminating upper abdominal skin rolls, also known as stomach rolls is one of the most popular requests for a tummy tuck surgeon. The resented muffin top appearance that everyone wants to get rid of involves lower abdominal skin rolls and fat.
However, what many people do not know is that while a tummy tuck incision is made around the lower abdomen/waistline, upper abdominal skin rolls can also be eliminated with a tummy tuck. In fact, a full tummy tuck is the only plastic surgery procedure that will definitely remove this excess skin and fat all at once.
The full abdominoplasty surgery differs from a mini tummy tuck in that it involves the removal of the umbilical stalk (belly button). This allows the elimination of lower and upper belly skin which a mini tummy tuck cannot achieve.
This will determine whether a full tummy tuck is necessary to get your abdomen to a perfect 9 or 10 on the body scale. If you fall below a 5 on the scale, no amount of liposuction, renovation skin tightening, or mini tummy tucks will eliminate your upper abdominal skin rolls.
In order to get the stomach to the high definition standard, you would need a full tummy tuck to get rid of all the excess skin and bring you up to a 7 or 8. 3 months after this surgery, you can get high def abdominal etching with VASER liposuction to complete your abdominal transformation and get you to the perfect 9 or 10.
This 65-year-old female 3 months after a full tummy tuck. Notice the significant appearance of upper abdominal skin rolls in the before photo. She is now ecstatic and proud of her smooth, slim stomach.