Mini-Tummy Tuck Scar vs.Traditional Tummy Tuck Scar

Tummy Tuck Scar

When it comes to tummy tuck scars and abdominal contouring, the simple truth is that not all patients are candidates for the traditional full tummy tuck and a Mini or extended tummy tuck may suit your goals.

During a conventional full tummy tuck, a long incision is made in the bikini line to allow for three things:

1) Exposure of the abdominal wall muscles.

2) Tightening of the abdominal wall muscles.

3) Removal of the excess, redundant skin.

By definition, this procedure requires relocation of the umbilicus to a new position. The traditional tummy tuck is an excellent technique for the right candidate with a minimal tummy tuck scar.

Certainly, for patients with a significant amount of excess skin located below the belly button associated with laxity of the abdominal muscle, a traditional full tummy tuck makes sense. However, there is an ever growing subset of patients with a thin body habitus who develop weakness of the abdominal wall muscles following weight loss and pregnancy without having a significant amount of redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue. However, these patients certainly do not have an adequate redundant tissue to allow removal of all of the tissue that exists below the belly button. To reconcile this problem, the Mini-Tummy Tuck was invented. During this “mini-operation,”  the following sequence of events occur:

1) a shorter tummy tuck scar is made in the bikini line.

2) the tissue is elevated up to the level of the belly button.

3) the abdominal wall muscles are tightened below the belly button only.

4) a small amount of skin is removed just above the pubic area.


Patients have loved the results for several reasons:

1) They get a flat abdomen

2) They are rid of the small amount of extra skin that was troublesome to them.

3) They almost never have a visible scar around the belly button.

4) The incision is much shorter than in a traditional tummy tuck and located very low in the same location as a C-section incision.

What Tummy Tuck?

Not sure what tummy tuck you may need to have look no further we are here to solve that mystery for you.

Meditravel Phuket Tummy Tuck patients can expect that their procedures will be customised down to the finest detail and that their needs and goals will be taken into full account. Among those procedures that can be most precisely personalised to each unique patient is abdominoplasty, commonly known as “tummy tuck” surgery. A tummy tuck is one of the most effective and transformative of all body contouring procedures; when performed by a plastic surgeon of our Phuket surgeon’s skill and experience, it is an extremely safe and natural-looking method of improving the appearance of the abdominal region.

Depending on your individual needs and goals, you won’t need to guess what tummy tuck you need, you can undergo one of three basic types of tummy tuck procedures at Phuket Plastic Surgery Insitute, mini tummy tuck, traditional tummy tuck, and extended tummy tuck. What Tummy Tuck variation would be best suited to your body? The best way to find out is to have your free assessment with one of our Phuket Plastic Surgeons.

What Tummy Tuck Do I Need?

Mini Tummy Tuck
For patients who require only a subtle recontouring of their abdomens, mini tummy tuck may be the best possible solution. In mini tummy tuck surgery, an incision is made in the lower abdomen; however, it does not extend from hip to hip, as it would in the case of a full tummy tuck. Likewise, the ends of the incision do not rise to the level of the belly button. As a result, only the area below the belly button is treated in mini tummy tuck surgery. Excess fat is removed from the area, the underlying musculature is tightened, and the skin is pulled taut, with any excess skin excised. The results are subtle and natural looking.

Traditional Tummy Tuck
Traditional tummy tuck surgery is the most suitable option for patients who want to rid themselves of “paunches” such as those that form after pregnancy or through the cycle of recurring weight gain and weight loss. Unlike mini tummy tuck surgery, traditional tummy tuck surgery accounts for the entire abdominal area, from the lower ribs to the pubis. This allows for more comprehensive removal of fat, tightening of the muscles, and stretching of the skin. In most cases, the navel must be repositioned to ensure the most natural-looking results possible.

Extended Tummy Tuck
As its name suggests, extended tummy tuck accounts for a larger area than a traditional tummy tuck. In an extended tummy tuck, the incision extends to the back of the hips so that fat can be removed and skin and muscle can be tightened in the flanks, the upper hips, and the lower back. The result is a full-toned mid-section.

Many of our patients elect to combine tummy tuck surgery with liposuction, arm lift, thigh lift, or buttock lift to achieve the sleek, well-defined body contours they desire.

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Breast Implant Scars

Knowledge about Breast Implant Scars is essential to compliment the abundance of benefits to patients having breast augmentation, including increased self-esteem, increased confidence, and broader clothing options. However, all surgical procedures result in some scarring, and breast augmentation is no exception. Our Phuket Plastic Surgeons keeps breast augmentation scars to a minimum by using refined incision and suturing techniques. Depending upon the method used to place your implants, they can place incisions in the crease of the breast, where they can be naturally hidden, or around the areola, where they can blend with the color and texture of the nipple or through the armpit.

Breast Implant Scars Care

Additionally, breast augmentation patients can take in the months following surgery to ensure that scars are absolutely minimized:

  • Keep your Breast Implant Scars out of the sun. The importance of this step cannot be overstated. If you do not use tanning beds or practice nude sunbathing, you may not think it will be difficult to shield your scars from sunlight. However, it is important to understand that sunlight can actually penetrate clothing. Scar tissue is very sensitive, and excessive sun exposure can cause scars to not only become discoloured, but to thicken. You can avoid these unwanted effects by applying sunscreen of at least 15 SPF to your breast augmentation scars every day, regardless of the amount of clothing you wear.
  • Skin lightening cream can reduce the production of melanin in the skin or stimulate skin exfoliation (shedding of skin cells). Both of these effects can cause scars to become less noticeable. We can help you determine what kind of lightening cream is best, and provide specific instructions so you can enjoy the best possible results.
  • Gently massaging scar tissue can increase blood flow and collagen production. Collagen is essential in regenerating skin, and in giving skin its elasticity. Specific massage techniques can help your body produce healthy skin to replace scar tissue (again, some permanent scarring is unavoidable, but these techniques can help to minimize them).
  • Silicone scar sheets for Breast Implant Scars are available over the counter at the chemist and can help to reduce the appearance of breast augmentation scarring. These sheets are typically thin and self-adhesive with a cloth back. Simply apply the sheet, and wear it for at least 12 hours per day. Some silicone sheets can be reused for a few days. Results vary from patient to patient, but some report seeing a noticeable reduction in scarring within a month or two.
  • Certain vitamins can foster proper scar healing. Vitamin A strengthens and fortifies fragile skin around the scar. Vitamin E helps your body remove debris and toxins from the bloodstream. Vitamin C stimulates collagen formation in and around the scar.
If you are interested in breast augmentation, we will take ample time to address all your concerns about every step of the process. This includes guidance in how to reduce breast augmentation scars to an absolute minimum. Because breast augmentation can have a tremendously positive impact on the way you look and feel about yourself, we will provide you with the guidance and education you need to ensure your satisfaction with the results. Contact our consultants today to receive your free assessment with one of our highly qualified Phuket surgeons.

Breast Implant Revision

Breast Implant surgery has become one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world. It can significantly improve the overall size, shape, and contour of the breasts, making women look more feminine thank to the enhanced curves. Sometimes a subsequent Breast Implant Revision Surgery is necessary, however, and it may be for purely cosmetic reasons or medically necessary ones. We’d like to take a moment to examine the topic of breast implant revision, which is something that our Phuket Plastic Surgeons can offer our clients.

What Is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast implant revision refers to a corrective surgery performed after an initial breast augmentation surgery. It will involve the removal and replacement of breast implants.

Is Breast Implant Revision Common?

It’s more common that you may think. Breast implant revision can be performed for aesthetic reasons as well as for medically necessary ones. Our experienced plastic surgeons in Phuket will be able to correct for both such matters. Below are some of the most common reasons that breast implant revision is requested.

Poor Aesthetic Results And Breast Implant Revision

One reason why people may choose to undergo a breast implant revision is poor aesthetic results. Sometimes after healing from surgery, patients notice a poor shape to the breasts or asymmetry. In such instances, a revision surgery can enhance the overall evenness and figure.

Sometimes a minor correction will be all that’s needed. In such cases, careful incisions will be made to remove excess tissue of one breast to ensure an even appearance. (It’s a procedure similar to a breast lift.) In other cases, breast implants may need to be replaced.

We have many patients who just wish to go to a larger size implant and have the original one removed and a larger size inserted to give a fuller look.

Capsular Contracture

Another reason that people may undergo breast implant revision is capsular contracture. This is a potential complication following Sydney breast augmentation. It involves the hardening of scar tissue around a breast implant, leading to severe discomfort and poor appearance. It’s a condition that can also happen with other kinds of implants in other parts of the body. A breast implant revision is necessary to relieve this condition.

Breast Implant Rupture And Breast Implant Revision

Sometimes breast implants will leak or rupture as a result of an injury. This is particularly the case of hard impacts to the chest or accidental punctures from foreign objects. If the breast implants leak, a breast implant revision surgery will be able to replace the ruptured breast implants.

You will notice breast implant ruptures and leakage by deflation of the breasts, though you should keep in mind that Gel breasts implants will lose volume much slower than saline breast implants. Be sure to remain attentive if you experience any injuries that involve the breasts or the chest area.

Contact Our Experienced Consultants

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation revision and your many other options for plastic surgery and aesthetic enhancement, we encourage you to contact our Meditravel team today. The entire team looks forward to discussing your needs in greater detail.

Rhinoplasty Costs and Finance

The nose is arguably the most prominent feature of the face, if not the entire body; as such, any alterations made to its shape or size through surgery will have a deep effect on a person’s overall appearance. It is therefore greatly important that if you are considering rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery, you select a surgeon with extensive experience, superior education and training, and a history of producing excellent, natural-looking results. A true master of Plastic Surgey, not Cosmetic Surgery surgery, Dr. Piyapas at PPSI  customises each rhinoplasty he performs to the precise needs and goals of the individual patient, taking into account not only aesthetic concerns but also the function and structural integrity of the nose. Patients who entrust their plastic surgery to Dr. Piyapas can expect the safest, most comfortable and effective rhinoplasty possible.

When selecting a plastic surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty, it is essential that you consider more than simply the cost of the procedure. Of course, the price is a consideration, but there are more important criteria to bear in mind, including the plastic surgeon’s record of success, the technology used, the facility where the procedure is being performed, and your level of comfort with the surgeon. One should always be cautious of any plastic surgery practice that places a higher emphasis on the low cost of its surgeries than on the doctor’s credentials and philosophy of care.

When having a free assessment with Dr. Piypas prior to your arrival in Phuket, rhinoplasty costs are provided based on the photographs and then on your arrival are explained in detail during confidential, one-on-one consultation. In this consultation, Dr. Pitpas listens carefully to a patient’s goals and expectations, takes a thorough health and medical history, and evaluates a patient’s nose. He explains the options available and the differences between the open and closed techniques of rhinoplasty. All costs involved in the procedure are detailed in advance, including all costs.

Rhinoplasty Finance

Finding the funds or applying for surgery finance can be daunting. It doesn’t have to be!

 At Mac Credit, they offer Meditravel clients Surgery Finance options and are happy to take care of all your surgery finance arrangements for you. Mac Credit lets you begin your treatment or procedure immediately then pay over a period that suits you. As an industry leader in Surgery finance.,Mac Credit, have helped thousands of people to get the treatment or procedures they needed and wanted.

Keep in mind that secondary rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult and expensive procedures. It is far better and more economical to entrust your rhinoplasty to a plastic surgeon with a reputation for getting results right the first time, such as Dr. Piyapas. For further information, please contact our consultants today.

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Differences Among Facial Lifting Procedures

When you visit our plastic surgeons in Phuket to enhance the appearance of your face, there are different facial lifting options that need to be considered. In fact, when you go in for facial lifting, you’re really looking at different kinds of targeted facial lift options that can be performed. The team at our Phuket Plastic Surgery Insitute practice would like you to know the different kinds of facial lift surgeries and just what they can accomplish for a patient.

Facial Lifting Options

Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

The brow lift is a facial lift surgery that targets the forehead. Given how deep those furrows in the brow can get and that these lines may be there due to sag facial skin, this surgery is an important facial lifting option if you want to smooth out your brow area.


The facelift is the facial lift surgery that targets the middle section of the face. During a Phuket facelift, your surgeon will remove excess skin and tissue in order to tighten the facial skin and reduce lines and wrinkles around the eyes. The facelift can be retargeted as needed to also address issues with the cheeks and jowls.

Eyelift (Blepharoplasty)

The skin of the upper eyelids is susceptible to sagging and drooping, which may leave people looking haggard and prematurely old. The sagging skin may even affect part person vision. The eyelift surgery is performed to remove this excess skin and restore a more youthful and energetic appearance.

Neck Lift

The skin of the neck area can droop or sag with age or after pronounced weight loss. This leaves some people with unappealing loose skin. The neck lift surgery is performed to help remove that excess skin and make a more appealing neck contour and appearance. The best results are achieved when combined with a lower face lift

The best part about the facial lift surgeries that are mentioned above is that they can be performed on their own or in combination with each other in order to achieve a complete enhancement of the face. If you would like more information on these and other facial plastic surgery options, be sure to complete your facial lifting free assessment with one of our Plastic Surgeons


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