Pregnancy, aging, and weight loss can all take their toll on your midsection. Before you know it, you’re looking in the mirror, wondering where the sleek, taut stomach of your youth has gone. Your attempts to exercise or diet are not rewarded with results. Thankfully, there’s a way to get back to that young, sculpted stomach.

A tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure that removes the excess fat and tissue around your midsection. There are two popular types of tummy tuck: the full and the mini. Both have incredible benefits and can help you meet your appearance goals. Read on to discover which is right for you.

Traditional Tummy Tuck

A traditional tummy tuck trims and sculpts the excess skin and tissue around your abdomen. This procedure involves the middle and lower abdominal regions.

Besides creating a smoother, more youthful stomach, a traditional tummy tuck can repair diastasis recti. Abdominal muscles can separate during pregnancy. This can result in a round, protruding belly that exercise and healthy eating can’t touch. A traditional tummy tuck procedure corrects and brings together separated stomach muscles. This results in a sleeker, tighter stomach.

You can also add liposuction to your tummy tuck procedure for an even flatter, leaner abdomen. Liposuction removes stubborn fat while sculpting your midsection. Fat cells removed during liposuction are eliminated from your body permanently.

Mini Tummy Tuck

If you want to remove a smaller amount of abdominal fat and tissue and don’t need your abdominal muscles repaired and tightened, a mini tummy tuck may be right for you. This procedure targets that lower abdominal “pooch” by focusing on the area below the belly button. Because of the smaller area involved, a smaller amount of abdominal fat and tissue is removed. Mini tummy tucks generally have a shorter recovery time.

Ready for a Flatter, Sculpted Abdomen?

If you’re ready to meet your appearance goals, it’s time to choose a great cosmetic surgeon and prepare for your first plastic surgery consultation. At your consultation, Dr. Madry will discuss your options and help you choose the right procedure to help you look your best. Schedule a free consultation today.

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