Plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman describes Smooth Tuck, a surgical technique for removing fat and excess skin from the stomach. The procedure improves the shape of the abdomen without tightening muscle, as is done with a standard tummy tuck.
“A tummy tuck is more of a skin and muscle operation,” Dr. Schulman explains. “This concentrates more on the fat.”
Advantages of Smooth Tuck over Traditional Tummy Tuck:
• Reduced post-operative discomfort
• More rapid recovery
• No belly button incision
• Large volume of fat is removed with liposuction (an average of 2 to 3 liters)
• Can be performed on patients considered too obese for a tummy tuck
Watch how the procedure is performed!