What Are the Different Kinds of Tummy Tucks?


You’ve worked hard at the gym and you make sure that you eat right – but sometimes, it’s just not enough. It may be because of pregnancy, aging, or just a bit of fat that refuses to leave – whatever the reason, you may be left with the frustration that comes with that stubborn stomach pooch. Have you been considering a tummy tuck to deal with this problem pooch? Read on for more information about this procedure!

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and tighten muscles in the stomach. It may be combined with liposuction.

Which Tummy Tuck Is Right for You?

There are four different kinds of tummy tuck techniques, and Dr. Bogue will decide which one is right for you after he evaluates how much excess fat and loose skin you have and where it is concentrated. The four tummy tuck techniques are:

  • Mini tummy tuck. This is used if you only have a modest amount of excess skin and fat located below the belly button. Advantages of this type of tummy tuck are that it can be done as an outpatient procedure and it leaves a shorter scar.
  • Full tummy tuck. This is used if you need tightening of the entire abdomen and your excess skin and fat are both above and below the belly button.
  • Extended tummy tuck. This is similar to a full tummy tuck, except the incision extends over the thighs. It is used to address excess tissue on not only the abdomen but also the outer thighs.
  • Circumferential body lift. This is often done for patients who have lost an extreme amount of weight. It addresses excess tissue on the abdomen, back, buttocks, outer thighs, and flanks. This may require a longer recovery time than you would have with other tummy tuck techniques.

No matter what kind of tummy tuck you have, you will be left with a stomach that you’ll be proud to show off. No more pooch! Contact the staff at David Bogue Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, Florida, for a tummy tuck consultation. Call the office at 561-886-1000 today!

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