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What Are The Different Types Of Tummy Tucks?

What Are The Different Types Of Tummy Tucks?


With more than 14 million cosmetic surgeries performed every year in the US, tummy tucks are among the most popular procedures. Liposuction is a main component of the tummy tuck, with different techniques named after the type of power supply used for the cannula. There are suction-assisted liposuctions, water-assisted, laser, and other different types. On the other hand, the types of tummy tucks include:


Complete tummy tuck

A complete tuck is required when the surgeon will have to use liposuction on almost all parts of the abdomen in order for him to reshape the whole abdomen. An incision will be performed in the transverse abdominal crease. This means that your incision will be from hip to hip, above the pubic area and another one to free the navel. The navel will be repositioned if required to get a symmetrical result when changing the shape. Excess tummy skin is removed and due to the muscles tightening, the navel will be repositioned in a higher position.


Extended tummy tuck

The extended tummy tuck is basically a complete tummy tuck with a thigh lift procedure. The scars will start from the posterior axillary line. It allows further improvement on the waist sides and can also provide a better contour for the upper lateral thigh.


Mini tummy tuck

For this procedure, a smaller incision is required. The targeted area is mainly the lower abdominal area where skin and fat deposits are removed. Also, the skin needs to be stretched down in order to create a smoother abdomen. In some cases, the abdominal muscle wall is tightened.


Floating tummy tuck (FAB technique)

It is relatively a new technique and allows the surgeon to perform smaller incisions. Through these incisions, fat deposits are removed but the belly button is only detached temporarily, only moved 2 cm maximum if necessary.


Circumferential tummy tuck

Using this specific procedure, a buttock lift can be added for a wide result in general aesthetics. However, the scars will be all the way around the body. It is also called Belt Lipectomy and refers mostly to lower body areas. It is also required when a patient has suffered a massive weight loss and the buttocks, along with the abdomen, are affected.








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