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Types of Tummy Tuck

Tummy is the most common area that gets excess fat and skin because of lots of reasons. Even those people who are regular with exercise and diet can’t get rid of excess fat on the abdominal area. There are a number of reasons behind saggy and bulging tummy including aging, pregnancy and significant weight gain. Fortunately, the cosmetic surgery provides solution to this problem in the form of tummy tuck surgery.

Tummy tuck surgery – also known as abdominoplasty – is the surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin and in most of the cases also restores weakened or separated muscles creating a smoother, firmer and flattened abdominal profile. Flat and well toned tummy is something that a lot of people strive for. Even if you have normal body proportion and weight, you can develop protruding or saggy tummy. In this case, the only most suitable solution is the tummy tucks surgery.

Tummy tuck is no doubt an effective surgical procedure but it has various types and you should go for the most appropriate type. Your surgeon selects the most appropriate type for you depending on the changes your tummy requires. The most commonly used options include:

Traditional tummy tucks:

It is the most commonly performed type of tummy tuck surgery. It is also known as full tummy tuck as it is performed on whole abdomen. In this procedure, an incision is made from hip to hip and another one around the navel. At this surgery involves addressing patient’s entire tummy and belly button is also moved to ensure natural looking results. During the surgery, excess skin and fat tissues are removed and abdominal muscles are also tightened. Traditional or full tummy tucks are often combined with the procedure of liposuction. Traditional tummy tuck is more invasive as compared to rest of the types and therefore requires more time for recovery. However, its results are highly effective.

Mini tummy tucks:

Mini tummy tucks are also known as partial abdominoplasty because they are performed on lower abdomen only – below the navel. This type of tummy tuck requires single small incision and does not involve repositioning of navel. Partial abdominoplasty often results in less dramatic changes but the benefit is that it requires less time for recovery. This procedure is suitable for those people who need minor changes on the tummy.

Above mentioned types of tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty are the most frequently performed procedures, however certain other types are also available. In order to get the desired results from best suitable surgery, it is important to seek highly experienced and board certified plastic surgeon.

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