Getting a tummy tuck could give you the flat and firm abdomen you want. The question is, which kind of tummy tuck do you need? Some people will need a mini tummy tuck while others will need a full tummy tuck. This decision is best made with the counsel of an expert plastic surgeon, but the following information should give you an idea of what you may need so that you can feel more prepared for your consultation.
The Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck is ideal for people with lax stomach muscles and loose abdominal skin from pregnancy or moderate to major weight loss. For this surgery, the incision runs from hip to hip along the lower abdomen. An additional incision is made around the belly button. The full tummy tuck tightens loose abdominal muscles and removes excess skin from the mid and lower abdomen. This procedure can radically improve the contour and appearance of your abdomen.
The Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is ideal for people who have lax tissue below the belly button. Candidates should be in good physical condition but unable to achieve their desired stomach contours through exercise and dieting. For this surgery, the incision runs across the pubic area. The mini tummy tuck tightens slack muscles and removes excess skin from the lower abdomen. This procedure will improve the appearance and shape of your abdomen, but results will be more subtle than those after a full tummy tuck.
The above descriptions should give you a reference point that may help you determine which procedure you probably need. Nonetheless, the staff at PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery can answer all your questions during your consultation and help you determine which procedure will help you accomplish your desired goals.
Both the mini tummy tuck and the full tummy tuck can restore a firm, toned tummy for a more flattering body shape. To schedule your complimentary consultation at PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, please call 813-400-1465 or fill out our online contact form today.