The tummy tuck procedure is done to slim and tighten the abdomen for those who have excess sagging abdominal skin due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. While many patients benefit from this procedure each year, some are not aware that there are different techniques of tummy tuck in Draper that can be performed. Read on to learn about your tummy tuck options.

Tummy Tuck Options

Standard Tummy Tuck

A standard tummy tuck is the most common form of tummy tuck. Incisions will be created horizontally between the hip bones and around the belly button. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Howland takes great care in making sure that your scars will be well hidden so that wearing a bikini will be no problem. Weakened abdominal muscles will be tightened, and excess skin will be pulled down. The belly button will be repositioned to a natural position. Liposuction may also be used to further contour the abdomen.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is done for patients who have minimal excess skin on their lower abdomen. This procedure includes a smaller scar being created between the hip bones. The belly button is left untouched, as the skin above the navel will not be moved.

Extended Tummy Tuck

The extended tummy tuck is suitable for patients who have a large amount of excess skin, which often occurs after massive weight loss. The incision between the hip bones will extend around the hips, and the naval will be repositioned once excess skin is removed. Liposuction is also often included to contour the body. A vertical incision may also be used in an extended tummy tuck. This is called a “fleur-de-lis” tummy tuck. The additional scar is sometimes necessary in cases of severe excess skin in order to give a smooth contour and pretty shape to the abdomen.

As you can see, there is more than one option when it comes to a tummy tuck. If you are interested in learning more about the tummy tuck procedure in the Salt Lake City, UT area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Howland.