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Types of Tummy Tuck Procedures


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Many individuals are unhappy with stubborn pockets of fat on the midsection. Excessive fat or Love handles, as they call it, is the most displeasing thing for people who want to look smart and in shape. There are numerous factors that can result in a fat belly like aging, pregnancy, weight gain etc. Though it is a common belief that a healthy diet will keep your belly flat but some people despite these precautions struggle with these fat deposits around their waist lines. These sorts of people should consider having a tummy tuck procedure after consultation with their doctors. This procedure is a safe and effective way to getting a smarter and slimmer stomach.

Excess Fat Removal

The other name for tummy tuck procedure is abdominoplasty. During this procedure your surgeon will remove unwanted fat and skin from your stomach and waist line. If you are a candidate for tummy tuck surgery, then you should have clear understanding about the results which this surgery can achieve and form realistic expectations based on it. In order to maintain the form and shape after your tummy tuck procedure you will have to keep a healthy lifestyle. Have a deep and thorough discussion with your doctor before undergoing the surgery; he will analyze your individual anatomy, your medical history and give you recommendations according to that.

Types of Tummy Tuck

There are three techniques through which this procedure is performed and though they are quite similar to each other, general knowledge of them will help you better understand your procedure.

  • Mini Tummy Tuck: is recommended to individuals having a small but stubborn flab that does not go away with exercise and diet. A small incision is required and the navel is not relocated.

  • Traditional Tummy Tuck: is for patients who have excessive skin due to weight loss or pregnancy. An incision is made from hip bone, excessive skin is removed, and muscles of abdomen are tightened. The navel is generally relocated and the patient requires 2 to 4 weeks to

  • Extended Tummy Tuck: is for people who have lost a lot of weight and have large amount of skin around their belly and back. A large incision is made to remove excessive flab and the stomach is restructured. The patient stays in hospital for about a month.

If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery, contact our office today. We would be happy to schedule your consolation with Holland plastic surgeon Dr. Dodde.

Plastic Surgery Arts of West Michigan
3124 North Wellness Drive, Suite 10
Holland, MI 49424
United States
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