Tummy Tuck

Types of Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a very common procedure because it offers the patient a trim contoured waistline and firmer abdomen. However, there are different types of tummy tuck surgeries that are performed. Read on to know the best tummy tuck surgery for you.

What are the different types of tummy tuck surgeries?

Unique aesthetic goals and desired outcomes of treatment vary from person to person. And it is necessary to be open and discuss the procedure at length before the surgery. The main difference between the types of surgery resorted to depends on the outcome the patient desires and the limit to which the tummy has to be reduced.

The main types of tummy tuck surgery are:

  • The full tummy tuck
  • Mini Tummy
  • TuckExtended
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Reverse Tummy Tuck


The full tummy tuck

The standard or the normal tummy tuck focuses on reshaping and toning the lower abdominalarea. In these cases, an incision is made above the pubic mound, spanning from hip to hip. This area is then contoured with liposuction and the muscles are tightened. There will be abdominal scarring and a longer recovery time

Mini tummy tuck

A limited or modified tummy tuck is ideal for you if you have significantly lower levels of excess fat in the region. A less invasive procedure, it provides almost the same results as a traditional tummy tuck. The belly button does not get repositioned in this surgery. The incision is smaller and the scarring is highly limited.


Double chin liposuction is an outpatient procedure and does not require any hospital stay. Individuals undergoing the procedure can go home the same day, but they need someone to drive them home.There is some swelling, discomfort, and bruising for a few days. It takes up to a weekto recover from double chin liposuction and to be able to return to work.One should take all the prescribed medication like painkillers and antibiotics. A chin strap for compression may also be advised.

It is advised to avoid the sun and move the neck as little as possible

Extended Tummy TuckAre your love handles bothering you too much? Go in for the extended tummy tuck. If you require a significant amount of skin or fatty tissue removed, this is your best friend. The surgery is invasive and extends from hip to hip. Like with the normal tummy tuck procedures, the body is contoured and muscles are tightened to the desired results.The reverse tummy tuckThe reverse tummy tuck involves extensive recontouring starting with the midsection just below the breasts. The doctor makes one long incision or 2 small ones underneath the breasts or in the breast folds. The doctor removes the excess skin and fat present in the upper torso tucks it “upwards” toward the breast area. Your doctor will do a mini tummy tuck for an overall midsection makeover.

Variations to tummy tuck surgeries

The results are very visible post the tummy tuck surgery. And depending on the situation and the extent to which the excess fat has to be removed to attain the results, the doctors may suggest variations too. Flankplasty is similar to a full tummy tuck and involves a significantlylonger incision that extends three-quarters of the way around the lower torso. The doctors may resort to Belt Lipectomy and an Extended Belt Lipectomy or a full-body lift during this surgery as the need may be.

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