It’s not an exaggeration to say that most of us want a flat midsection. But for many, diet and exercise aren’t quite enough to produce the look we want. Add in pregnancy and other factors, and achieving a toned tummy might seem out of reach. But abdominoplasty, or a “tummy tuck,” can help flatten and firm your appearance.
There are actually two kinds of tummy tucks: the full tummy tuck and the mini tummy tuck. Both are excellent body contouring options for those looking for a flatter midsection, but there are a few key differences to understand.
A mini tummy tuck addresses the area below the belly button and is an excellent option for those with excess fat and skin on the lower abdomen. Because it focuses exclusively on the lower abdominal region, it’s less invasive, and scarring is minimized. Many patients who aren’t good candidates for a full tummy tuck find that a mini tummy tuck works for them. And, it is more affordable, to boot.
A full tummy tuck tightens the entire abdominal region. It is by nature more invasive than the mini tummy tuck, but it can address a much larger area. Excess fat and skin above the belly button can successfully be removed with a full tummy tuck, while a mini tuck can’t improve that area.
If you’re ready to discover how today’s tummy tucks can give you that firm, toned look you’ve always wanted, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to arrange a consultation. We serve patients in the Washington DC area.