Types of Tummy Tuck
There may be about 8 to 10 different types of tummy tuck. Different types of tummy tuck have been created based on need and the area of the body that should undergo surgery and type of plastic surgery and also type of plastic surgeries which can be combined with it.
We all know that tummy tuck is a type of abdominoplasty. It is expected to be performed only on abdomen, but there is a sort of tummy tuck that is performed below the breast and as mentioned above, choosing type of tummy tuck depends on your expectations and also your physical condition and generally, standard tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck are usually the most common techniques of abdominoplasty.
In fact, your surgeon will decide about the most suitable type of tummy tuck by examining you and considering some factors such as amount of excess skin, quality of skin, area of excess skin and potential limitations in terms of the amount and length of the incision and your expectations of tummy tuck, for example, combination of this surgery with liposuction or breast implant.
For example, if you have excess skin only in the area below the belly button, the most suitable type of surgery will be mini tummy tuck which is performed with a small incision and your belly button will not be displaced during surgery and it will be remained in its position and you will have shorter convalescence period (almost a week).