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What Are My Tummy Tuck Options?

Tummy Tuck

December 18, 2023 | 3 minute read

Do you have unwanted fat and loose skin on your stomach? A tummy tuck can remove excess fat and skin in the abdominal area and leave you with incredibly transformative results. 

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Tummy Tuck Options

There are a few types of tummy tucks, and you may not know which one will suit your needs based on the names alone. Dr. Tolomeo offers three options for tummy tuck: mini tummy tuck, full abdominoplasty, and extended tummy tuck. Each option varies in technique and results and will be chosen depending on your skin redundancy and muscle looseness. A consultation with Dr. Tolomeo is the best way to determine which tummy tuck will deliver the best results that align with your body goals. 

What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck? 

The mini tummy tuck is achieved by creating an incision under the bikini line and removing the extra skin and fat from the middle of the lower abdomen. A mini tummy tuck is perfect for people with minimal skin laxity who only want to remove fat in the lower abdomen. There are better options for those with lots of skin laxity and fat in the upper abdomen that they would like to remove. 

What Does the Traditional Tummy Tuck Involve?

The traditional tummy tuck, also referred to as a full tummy tuck or full abdominoplasty, is performed by making an incision along the public line that stretches from one hip to the other. Skin and fat are removed, and the internal abdominal muscles are tightened while the skin is pulled down. The belly button is also adjusted to rest at the correct space on your new stomach. A full tummy tuck works best for people with excess fat throughout the abdominal area they want to remove. This technique also does an impeccable job of tackling redundant skin and loose muscles.  

What Is an Extended Tummy Tuck? 

The extended tummy tuck works similarly to the traditional tuck, except it requires a longer incision. The incision is also made at the pubic line; however, it goes beyond the hip bones to deal with skin laxity on the hips and lower back. An extended tummy tuck is a desirable option for people who have lost a significant amount of weight, and need extensive correction to address abundant excess skin and loose abdominal muscles. 

Tummy Tuck Results

A tummy tuck can remove loose, sagging skin, tighten weak abdominal muscles, smooth wrinkled skin, remove stretch marks, and create a more defined waistline. Tummy tucks are one of the best cosmetic procedures for removing excess stomach fat and sculpting the body contours of the abdominal area. To maintain your tummy tuck results, it is highly recommended that you keep a healthy diet and regularly exercise to maintain a stable weight and ensure your results last a long time. 

Learn if You’re a Tummy Tuck Candidate Today 

If you want to experience the transformative results of a tummy tuck, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tolomeo to find out if you’re a candidate for the procedure and which option would work best for you. Call us at (516) 350-8168 or fill out a new patient form online today! 

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