A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the lower stomach. For many men and women, the lower stomach is a “problem area” where fat settles. And when diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to target it, a tummy tuck is an option to consider. However, there are several different types of tummy tuck procedures, which we’re going to explore below.
The most common type of tummy tuck is a complete abdominoplasty. It may be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures like liposuction for greater refinement around the lower abdomen.
Also known as a mini tummy tuck, a partial abdominoplasty is a less invasive procedure that typically involves less. During the procedure, the skin may be lifted upwards, thus exposing the muscle and tissue. Next, the muscles may be tightened and the layer of skin is stretched over the abdomen.
Partial abdominoplasty is generally recommended for patients with excess skin below their belly button. If you experience excess skin and/or fat around or above the belly button, a complete abdominoplasty may be the better option. At Southeastern Dermatology, our tummy tuck procedures are not one-size-fits-all. You and our surgeon can determine which type of procedure is best for you during a personalized consultation.
Other Types of Abdominoplasty Procedures
Yet another type of tummy tuck is extended abdominoplasty. This procedure combines the benefits of a complete abdominoplasty with other techniques. During an extended abdominoplasty, our surgeon can use specialized processes to provide amazing results.
Getting Started and Learning More Information
For more information on undergoing this popular procedure in Fayetteville, NC, contact Southeastern Dermatology. Our office is conveniently located in Lumberton, NC, and we happily serve clients in the Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas. Whether you are interested in a cosmetic procedure like a tummy tuck or first-class dermatology services, our team can help you. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and get started.