For many people, their ideal body involves a flat, firm, and toned stomach. A healthy lifestyle, which includes a well-balanced diet and regular exercise, can get you most of the way there, but it’s not uncommon to have some trouble shedding stubborn pockets of fat and loose skin.
If you’re unhappy with your midsection, you may have considered a tummy tuck to tighten up the area and get rid of unwanted fat and excess skin.
Did you know that there are actually two kinds of tummy tucks? They both contour your midriff area to create a slim and streamlined silhouette, but they do so in different ways, namely through differing placement of incisions.
The standard tummy tuck
The standard tummy tuck trims and shapes the tummy area through an incision that runs across the belly, following the “bikini line,” starting at one hip and ending at the other.
The extended tummy tuck
The extended tummy tuck is similar to the standard tummy tuck, but more extensive in scope. It involves a longer incision that goes from the hips to the back. This tightens up both the abdomen and the waistline.
Choosing which tummy tuck option is right for you
The standard tummy tuck is generally recommended for people whose body shapes have been altered through pregnancy and childbirth or people who have experienced significant and swift weight loss.
The extended tummy tuck is most appropriate for patients with “love handles” and excess skin in the abdomen area.
The first step in choosing which option is right for you is finding a reputable Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who can explain your options as well as the pros and cons of each.
We can help
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group specializes in standard and extended tummy tucks.
To book a consultation, contact us today at 310-275-6600.