Types of Tummy Tucks By Joseph M. Brown, MD, FACS on May 22, 2018

With summer right around the corner, it is crunch time to get your dream body for all your summer activities. Whether you have just experienced a significant weight loss, have recently been pregnant, or are wishing to tone your abdomen with skin tightening, the tummy tuck procedure is a great option for you. However, it is important to know that there are different types of tummy tucks and which one would be best to achieve the optimum results that you will love. For information on getting the tummy tuck Tampa, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown.

Mini Tummy Tucks

Also called partial abdominoplasties, this mini tummy tuck procedure is ideal for the person would like alterations made only to the part of the abdomen below the belly button. With the benefits of this procedure including a shorter scar and recovery time, this procedure also often leaves the navel in place and without permanent scarring. Not everyone needs of a huge overhaul, and this is a great option for those looking to get minimal work done. By focusing on such a small part of the belly, you can get the benefits of a tummy tuck with fewer risks.

Full Tummy Tuck

According to the experts at Tampa Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, “With this surgery, skin and fat are removed from both the upper and lower abdomen by re-draping the skin and excising the excess.” The full tummy tuck procedure also provides a more youthful look to the abdomen and narrows the waistline to help with the much-desired hourglass appearance. There are many situations where trying to get a fit and flat stomach is impractical, such as time restrictions and post pregnancy weight. This is a great alternative for those situations.

Extended Tummy Tuck

This tummy tuck procedure involves the often-problematic ‘love handle’ area in addition to the removal of fat from the stomach area. Although the procedure involves a longer incision, The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery says this procedure “removes excess, hanging skin from the front (upper and lower abdomen)” and tightens the abdominal wall for desired results. With such an emphasis on an athletic build these days, getting rid of those love handles will make you feel more confident and fit. Why just settle for a flat stomach, when you can thin out the whole abdominal area?

Reverse Tummy Tuck

While it may initially sound like a reverse tummy tuck procedure reverses the results of a previous tummy tuck, this procedure actually pulls the skin upward towards the breasts/lower chest to tighten the skin on the upper part of the abdomen. The tummy tuck procedure has been improved so much over the years that they can essentially target any part of the abdominal area to tighten up whatever you desire. Just like bodybuilders focus on every section of the abdominal and make their upper and lower abdominal muscles stand out, the same concept is utilized for tummy tucks. You can get the whole stomach tightened, or just a problem area.

Combination Procedure

The tummy tuck is often paired with a breast augmentation (breast lift, breast reduction, etc.), liposuction, and/or a Brazilian butt lift. This particular combination of procedures is commonly referred to as the popular mommy makeover.

With the tummy tuck procedure being so versatile, its ability to provide beautiful results and the body you will love is guaranteed. To ensure you have the outcome that will restore your confidence and give you the dream body you have always wanted, contact the plastic surgery experts at Tampa Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery. With their experienced team, glowing reviews, and reputation of excellence, there is no time like the present to schedule your consultation today. Get plastic surgery Tampa with Dr. Brown and the team at TA&PS.

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