Common Types of Tummy Tucks You Need to Know About

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Your body is a fantastic machine that can do a lot of self-regulation to keep you healthy and feeling good. However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t need help from time to time. Though exercise and a nutritious diet can give your body the juice it needs to lose weight, excess skin is sometimes left behind that the body can’t seem to deal with. If that’s a sentiment that you can relate to, then you might want to consider what a professional tummy tuck can do for you. 

Tummy tucks can offer better self-perception and self-confidence and improve overall well-being by removing loose skin and excess fat. With that said, before you make any big decisions about whether or not you want a tummy tuck, it’s important to know the three most common types of tucks offered.

Standard Tummy Tucks

As you may have guessed, the standard tummy tuck is the baseline for what the tummy tuck procedure entails. This one is exceptional at dealing with moderate levels of excess skin and extra stomach fat.

During the standard tuck, an incision is made along the lower area of your abdomen. Any excess will be removed through this incision, and the area will then be repaired and tightened to achieve your ideal look.

Mini Tummy Tucks

Similar to the standard tuck, a mini tummy tuck follows the same procedure described above. The main difference between the two is that the incision used in this procedure is far smaller, meaning that it is better tailored to those looking to make minimal changes. However, on the plus side, a smaller incision is much less invasive and far less likely to create significant scarring during recovery.

Extended Tummy Tucks

Finally, there are extended tummy tucks. As the name suggests, this variation is primed to tackle more expansive and invasive changes looking to be made around your abdomen. Oftentimes, this procedure is the preferred option for dealing with excess skin located higher toward your upper abdomen.

Get Yours From Orange County Cosmetic Surgery

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment for your tummy tuck consultation or have any pressing questions, be sure to reach out to Dr. Miller at 714-379-9777. Orange County Cosmetic Surgery is located conveniently in Huntington Beach, CA, and proudly serves its surrounding communities.

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