The Different Types of Abdominoplasty

The largely growing popularity of abdominoplasty is a huge testament to the research and success of the surgery and its variations to ensure positive outcomes and results for every patient. If you are considering this procedure, it is important to understand the difference and read reviews, testimonials, and results to find a doctor skilled and specialized to give you the best possible outcome, healing, and overall experience. This investment is a big step in your new life, and Dr. Perry is here to help make your dreams a reality. When considering abdominoplasty, here are the techniques and types to be aware of and a specialist can help you determine what is best for your situation.

Mini Tummy Tuck

The mini tummy tuck is a less invasive alternative to the more involved traditional abdominoplasty, but is often very effective and gives great results for a certain subsect of patients. This is best for those who have maintained a healthy weight for most of their life, are active, eat a healthy, balanced diet, and have loose skin or muscle preventing the ab or tummy definition they’d prefer. The incision scar is smaller than other types and is most effective for trouble areas below the belly button. In this procedure, the belly button is “floated” to prevent stretching or scarring. Often, this is considered the “mommy makeover” for patients who are in relatively good shape but have loose skin on the lower belly from pregnancy or weight loss.

Standard Tummy Tuck

The standard tummy tuck is a much more intensive type that opens the front of the area and removes excess skin and tissue to give a flat appearance. While there is a scar line, a reputable doctor will be able to give minimal scarring and optimal healing for a look you will love. Additionally, scars from tummy tuck surgeries can generally be concealed under clothing, including swimsuits or underwear.

High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty

This is the highest intensity form of abdominoplasty for those seeking tissue and kin removal across the stomach, love handles, and lower back. This intense surgery takes longer and leaves a slightly larger incision but is the most dramatic transformation of all the options. Best suited for those who have had major weight loss, this procedure often acts is expanded to entirely lift the lower body while reshaping.


No matter which type of abdominoplasty you are considering, liposuction is often coupled or suggested with the procedure in order to shape and contour the body to the patient’s desired result. Slight or major liposuction may be an add-on depending on your shape, weight, and desired final look. Be prepared for your consultation by understanding each type of abdominoplasty and different techniques to reach your goal outcome.

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