Many people have heard of the tummy tuck procedure. This procedure helps you achieve a flatter abdomen by removing excess skin and fat. However, did you know that there are multiple tummy tuck techniques? If you are considering a tummy tuck procedure for a flatter tummy read on to learn more about your options.

Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck, also known as a full tummy tuck, uses a hip-to-hip incision that runs between the hipbones. Another incision is also created around the belly button so that it can be repositioned after excess skin is removed. The abdominal muscles are tightened, and excess skin is removed, resulting in a slimmer abdomen.

Extended Tummy Tuck

An extended tummy tuck is used for those with excessive amounts of excess skin. During this procedure a horizontal incision is made around the hips, an around the belly button. This tummy tuck removes more skin from a wider area than the full tummy tuck, so it is often used with massive weight loss patients.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is used for those with only a small amount of excess skin on the lower abdomen. A smaller horizontal incision is made between the hip bones, and the belly button is left untouched.

If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery and which technique is right for you, contact our office in Brandon today!

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