Are you thinking about getting a tummy tuck procedure done? If you are, then you need to know the different types of abdominoplasty. You should talk to your surgeon to know which type of tummy tuck is right for you.
Types of tummy tuck procedures
Standard tummy tuck
This type of plastic surgery is one of the most common of tummy tuck procedures. A standard tummy tuck is done to reshape and tone the abdomen area, and is usually done on patients who want to restore the figure they had before they experienced pregnancy and childbirth.
Mini tummy tuck
A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive version of the standard plastic surgery method. Many people opt for this tummy tuck procedure because it involves a smaller incision and produces similar results as a standard tummy tuck.
Extended tummy tuck
An extended tummy tuck has a longer incision above the pubic area. This type of tummy tuck procedure can help people get rid of the loose skin and their “pooch” as well as stubborn and unwanted fat on their hips.
This plastic surgery method can help people who have lost a significant amount of weight in a short amount of time. These people may have sagging skin around their abdomen, which this type of tummy tuck can correct.
Reverse tummy tuck
This type of reconstructive surgery targets the unwanted flab located right below the breasts. Patients who may opt for this type of plastic surgery procedure may have toned abs but have loose flabby tissue on their upper body.
Which tummy tuck procedure is right for me?
The best way to determine this is to approach your plastic surgeon and tell them what you want to achieve. Once the surgeon is aware of the goals you want to have after the reconstructive surgery, they will be able to recommend which type of plastic surgery will be the best option for you. They may recommend a combination of two or more of the types of plastic surgery to help you reach your goal.