The first tummy tuck is performed in the U.S.
The belly button was removed during early tummy tucks. By the 1920s, surgeons have figured out how to remove excess skin and keep the belly button.
Work to improve scarring, incision sites and suturing begins during World Wars I and II as the need for reconstructive surgery surges.
Surgeons make significant advancements in suturing techniques to further minimize scarring and improve contouring.
Liposuction is first added to tummy tucks.
Advanced suturing techniques allow surgeons to perform drain-free tummy tucks that can produce better results and a shorter, easier recovery.
Dr. Frank Campanile develops the exclusive C.L.A.S.S.® drain-free tummy tuck that combines traditional abdominoplasty with liposuction to achieve finer sculpting capabilities and a faster healing.
The FDA approves VelaShape™ III and UltraShape® Power, providing more options for non-surgical body contouring that may complement tummy tuck results.