The Different Types Of Tummy TucksPosted on June 12, 2017
Undergoing a tummy tuck or otherwise know as, abdominoplasty, can be a scary thought. But with the right information regarding the procedure, most patients find themselves quite comfortable with the idea.
The purpose for a tummy tuck is to make the abdomen area more firm. The reasoning behind this is usually a direct cause of the patient having loose or sagging skin from either a pregnancy or major weight loss. Each of the above causes reflect the most common reasoning for receiving a tummy tuck.
A few different types of abdominoplasty are available to patients and the main difference in each is due to the extent of the surgery itself. The four different types of procedure are complete, partial, extended, and a combination abdominoplasty. A complete abdominoplasty is just that. A partial tummy tuck, otherwise known as a ’mini-tuck’, has a smaller incision with less fat taken out in comparison to a complete tummy tuck. An extended abdominoplasty is a tummy tuck that extends down into the thighs. Last but not least is a combination abdominoplasty, which can actually be combined with liposuction and/or a breast lift/reduction. Each type of tummy tuck has their own purpose and your plastic surgeon will know which one is going to be best for your condition.