The tummy tuck has always been a popular choice for cosmetic surgery, particularly as plastic surgery for moms has become more commonplace. It can be a great choice for those with loose stomach muscles or excess skin and fat in the abdominal region.
However, the generic term “tummy tuck” can apply to a variety of abdominoplasty procedures. Since different surgical approaches can be used, doctors and patients can customize the procedure to best suit the patient’s needs.
If you’re considering surgery in our abdominoplasty New York centers, one of our surgeons will make an informed decision with you about which type of tummy tuck surgery is best for your particular situation.
1. Mini Tummy Tuck
This is the least invasive of the tummy tuck procedures. It is used when the patient’s problems are located below the belly button. Though it is a less invasive procedure involving less scarring, the results may not be as dramatic as more substantial approaches.
2. Full Tummy Tuck
This is the “traditional” tummy tuck most people are thinking of when they use the generic term. It is used to remove excess skin and fat. In most cases, the abdominal muscles are tightened as well; a popular procedure for moms whose stomach muscles are loose after giving birth.
3. Extended Tummy Tuck
This method is used for patients with large amounts of loose skin around the belly and hips. This often occurs after dramatic weight loss such as can occur post-bariatric or gastric bypass surgery. This type of tummy tuck may be combined with liposuction or a body lift procedure.
How a Tummy Tuck Can Benefit You
Other tummy-tightening options may also be available, such as laser liposuction to remove belly fat and tighten the skin. Getting a tummy tuck has been shown to increase self-confidence immensely in our own patients.
If you are ready to ask about tummy tuck surgery, contact our NYC tummy tuck or Long Island centers at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.
Our expert plastic and cosmetic surgeons will provide you with a free consultation so you can get all of your questions answered while exploring all of your options.