Last updated on October 30, 2023
The answer depends on the starting point of your existing anatomy and your desired goals. While the amount and location of your excess skin are clearly major factors in determining which type of tummy tuck is appropriate for you. Skin quality and body type can both impact your results. Scarring from previous surgeries also needs to be considered. The placement of excessive fat deposits matters as well. While tummy tucks are effective in reducing fat that is located in front of the muscle wall, it does not address the deeper fat that is located within the abdominal cavity.
There are actually several different types of tummy tucks, each designed to effectively address specific issues of the abdomen to achieve the desired abdominal contour. A tummy tuck may help you achieve the abdominal tone and appearance you cannot achieve through diet and exercise alone. During your consultation, you can discuss the options available for your procedure and how each can potentially improve your look.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck typically involves a smaller scar and often focuses on muscle tightening, liposuction, and removal of limited lower abdominal skin. If your issues are more concentrated below the navel, a mini tummy tuck may be the best option for you.
Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck requires an incision, and therefore a scar, around the belly button along with a longer lower abdominal scar than with a mini tummy tuck. However, a full tummy tuck allows for the possibility of more muscle tightening and removal of more sagging skin. Patients recovering from multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss may benefit from a full tummy tuck.
After discussing your individual goals and examining your anatomy, your plastic surgeon can educate you about the possibilities for your particular case. Your plastic surgeon will also help you understand what type of result you can expect and design a treatment plan that includes the appropriate type of tummy tuck to achieve your specific goals.
The Breast & Body clinic for plastic and cosmetic surgery treatments is located in Manchester, Chester, and Preston. Mr Siddiqui, Consultant Plastic Surgeon will assess your current physical health and medical history to ensure you are fit and well enough to undergo tummy tuck surgery. For more information or to inquire about a personalized consultation, call 07787 331122 or visit email@example.com.