Tummy tucks aren’t one-type-fits-all. After all, our tummies aren’t all one size. And we don’t all have the same specific issues that need to be corrected.
Anatomy of a Tummy Tuck
Tummy bulges are generally caused by 3 things:
- Excess Skin
- Excess Fat
- Stretched muscles from pregnancy or from large weight changes
These three things are all treated by a tummy tuck, but they’re not all treated the same by every kind of tummy tuck. Some tummies have more skin than fat, others have more fat than skin, and some have really stretched muscles with no extra fat and very little extra skin. That’s why we have options for our tummy tuck surgeries.
Tummy Tuck Options
Each tummy tuck option addresses a different kind of tummy. The three basic types of tummy tucks are a Mini-Tummy Tuck, a Full Tummy Tuck, and an Extended Tummy Tuck (also called a Lower Body Lift). Let’s look at each of these in more depth.