What Type of Tummy Tuck Do I Need?

September 7, 2023tummy tuck

Are you looking for a way to look and feel your best when it comes to your stomach and abs? If so, you should consider looking into how a tummy tuck could help you get the results that you’re looking for. Countless people all across the country have found that their tummy tucks have offered them an improved sense of physical well-being and self-confidence.

However, more than just one type of tummy tuck treatment exists. There are, in fact, three unique variations of tummy tucks—in addition to the standard procedure that is well-known and loved—that can help patients achieve their individual and specific needs.

The Standard Tuck

The standard, full tummy tuck revolves around using an incision along your lower abdomen. Through this incision, excess skin and fat can be removed before repairing and tightening your abdominal area. The standard tuck is an excellent option for those with a moderate amount of excess skin and abdominal concerns that they’d like to remove from their stomach.

The Mini Tuck

The mini tummy tuck follows a similar procedure as the standard tuck described above. However, during this procedure, the incision is far smaller and less noticeable, making it less invasive and less likely to create scarring. The trade-off is that these mini tucks are best for those with just a bit of excess skin and minimal concerns about the look and feel of their abdomen. 

The Extended Tuck

Taking a turn back in the other direction, there are also extended tummy tuck procedures that can be performed. As you can assume by the name, this procedure expands upon the standard tuck, offering a solution to larger areas and extents of excessive skin and abdominal concerns.

The Reverse Tuck

Finally, there are reverse tummy tucks. This procedure is conducted with an incision above the belly button, as opposed to the other tucks, which are handled through an incision along the lower abdomen. This makes them the preferred option for those looking to deal with loose, excess skin centered around the upper abdomen.

First-Class Tummy Tucks in Houston, TX

If any of the tummy tucks mentioned above sound like something you may be interested in, please feel free to contact Dr. Ravi Somayazula today at 281-242-1061. Located in Houston, TX, the Body by Ravi team proudly serves their surrounding areas.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and AVÉLI ® Cellulite treatment. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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