Many patients have heard of the tummy tuck procedure, however, not many are aware that there are different types of tummy tucks. The traditional tummy tuck is meant to create a flatter, firmer abdomen by removing excess skin and fat, as well as tightening weakened abdominal muscles. There are two other tummy tucks that can be performed as well: the mini tummy tuck and the extended tummy tuck. Read on to find out which tummy tuck may be right for you.

The Mini Tummy Tuck

This tummy tuck is ideal for slender people who have a stubborn belly pooch on their lower abdomen. By eliminating excess fat and skin below the belly button, the mini tummy tuck can finally eliminate that stubborn belly pooch. Because this tummy tuck is less invasive than a traditional tummy tuck, the belly button is left untouched, and recovery is often quicker.

The Extended Tummy Tuck

The extended tummy tuck is a more extensive version of the traditional tummy tuck. This procedure can benefit those who have unwanted skin on the abdomen, hips, sides, and lower back, and who have weakened or separated abdominal muscles. Because this procedure addresses a wider area of surplus tissue and fat, it requires a longer incision, which can increase recovery time. However, results are often much more dramatic can those of a traditional or mini tummy tuck.

Which One is Right for You?

Each body is unique, which is why a consultation with Dr. John Trupiano, board certified plastic surgeon, is the best way to determine which tummy tuck technique can benefit you. During your consultation, the doctor will examine your abdominal area and discuss with you your surgical options. Any questions or concerns that you may have will also be addressed.

If you are tired of living with belly pooch and are ready to take your first step towards a flatter abdomen, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Trupiano. We serve patients in the Metro Detroit area and beyond.