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Recontouring Your Midsection with a Tummy Tuck

Many people struggle with stubborn fat and excess skin that just won’t go away, especially around their abdomen. You can do hundreds of crunches and sit-ups yet, stretched skin and excess tissue can be impossible to remove on your own. Many factors can contribute to this including, aging, genetics, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or prior surgery. These are hard to combat naturally, which is why tummy tucks are a good way to help finally rid yourself of loose skin and tissue.

After a consultation with Dr. Dodde, he will be able to let you know if this procedure is right for you. If you have tried to lose weight in this area, are physically and mentally healthy, then this is the procedure for you.

Understanding Tummy Tucks

No two people have the same concerns. There are many types of bodies and different needs when it comes to the right procedure for you. There are a few different kinds of tummy tucks that can be chosen from, depending on the extent of your concerns:

Mini Tummy Tuck

Instead of having a large invasive surgery, the mini tummy tuck is much smaller. This is ideal for those who have a small amount of loose skin and tissue below the belly button. There will be a small incision in the pubic area to address this concern, which will not include the upper abdominal or the belly button. Through the incision, your surgeon will remove excess skin and tighten the muscles in the area, as well as getting rid of the small amount of fat that is stored there.

Traditional Tummy Tuck

This procedure is ideal for those who have a lot of excess skin and loose tissue across the abdomen from pregnancy, obesity, or genetic laxity. This surgery removes the skin just above the navel and down to the pubic area. Excess skin is removed, the muscles are strengthened, and liposuction may be used to help in body contouring. It is sure to give you the best results from a round stomach to a flatter, lean stomach.

Extended Tummy Tuck

If your problem with stubborn fat has extended to your hips or love handles, then getting this type of procedure may be a good option for you. This is typically for people who have lost a significant amount of weight. A large incision is used to help remove the excess skin and the naval is repositioned. Liposuction techniques are typically used to remove stubborn fat and optimize results.

If you want to know more about the tummy tuck surgery and see if it is a good option for you, then contact Dr. Dodde today to see what your options are.


Plastic Surgery Arts of West Michigan
3124 North Wellness Drive, Suite 10
Holland, MI 49424
United States
Phone: 616-682-7236