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Posted By Admin - Blog Contributor on 03/07/2018 in Advanced Aesthetics

Choosing the Correct Type of Tummy Tuck for You

Choosing the Correct Type of Tummy Tuck for You

This procedure targets to reshape and tighten the abdominal area so that it looks slimmer and flatter.

Patients might come into Medspa with identical concerns, but the goals might differ. With patient information, a surgeon picks out the correct type of tummy tuck to meet your objectives.

Mini-Tummy Tuck

Also known as abdominoplasty, is a less extensive surgery that improves the lower belly. For clients whose main concern is loose skin, stretch marks or a pooch below the belly button, a mini tummy tuck would be recommended. An incision is done above the pubic mound and from here the surgeon tightens loose muscles and gets rid of excess skin to tighten the abdomen. This is less invasive with a shorter downtime with great results.

Full Tummy Tuck or Classic Tummy Tuck

This is recommended to clients with excess skin below and above the belly button. It yields the best results as it addresses the full-length abdominal wall. A U shaped incision or horizontal incision is made above the pubic mound. To deal with excess skin above the belly a second incision is made around the navel. The scar is similar to a tummy tuck only that it runs from hip bone to hip bone. A full tummy tuck reduces stretch marks, gives a flatter abdomen and ensuring overall comfort when one is in skirts or pants.

Extended Tummy Tuck 

This is used to improve the lower and upper abdomen, especially for clients who have undergone an extensive weight loss and have excess skin sagging in front of the body. Even women who have gone through multiple pregnancies and the abdominal muscles are slack. The extended tummy tuck has a longer incision made.   


Endoscopic Tummy Tuck 

This is a procedure performed on patients with less abdominal fat, but have weak abdominal muscles. It leaves visible scarring because the incision has to be large enough to accommodate the insertion of an endoscope and surgical tools. This procedure is appropriate for patients who have had rectus diastases which causes the abdominal muscles to separate at the midline.

Circumferential Tummy Tuck 

Ideal for patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery. It is meant to get rid of sagging skin, which can cause health issues. The incisions are made to remove the skin from the hips, thigh and buttocks and the central abdominal area.

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