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1899

1899

The first tummy tuck is performed in the U.S.

1920s

1920s

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.

1918-1945

1918-1945

Work to improve scarring, incision sites and suturing begins during World Wars I and II as the need for reconstructive surgery surges.

1960s-1970s

1960s-1970s

Surgeons make significant advancements in suturing techniques to further minimize scarring and improve contouring.

1980s

1980s

Liposuction is first added to tummy tucks.

1990s

1990s

Advanced suturing techniques allow surgeons to perform drain-free tummy tucks that can produce better results and a shorter, easier recovery.

2012

2012

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.

2010s

2010s

The FDA approves VelaShape™ III and UltraShape® Power, providing more options for non-surgical body contouring that may complement tummy tuck results.

Summary
Changing Techniques in Tummy Tuck Trends
Article Name
Changing Techniques in Tummy Tuck Trends
Description
Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Campanile outlines the changing techniques in tummy tuck trends throughout the years.
Author
Publisher Name
Campanile Plastic Surgery