Even if you know you want to have a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), what you may not be aware of is that there's more than one form of the operation. 

The type of surgical procedure you have is often based on the results you are wanting to attain. The following are a few of the most usual tummy tuck surgeries.

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Traditional Tummy Tuck

This conventional method of abdominoplasty is performed on those who have excess abdominal skin that's loose and droopy. This is normally the case for people that have lost a large amount of weight, girls who've had multiple pregnancies, and the elderly. The excess abdominal skin is removed to provide the stomach a flatter, more contoured appearance.

Extended/Expanded Tummy Tuck Surgery

Along with removing extra skin and fat in the abdominal region, extended or enlarged abdominoplasty surgery (also called an expanded abdominoplasty) additionally removes excess fat and skin from the sides of the waist, buttocks, and flanks.

This sort of operation is best for men and women that have excess skin and fat not only on their tummies but also combined their back and sides.

Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery

Also known as a partial abdominoplasty, this method of surgery is less invasive than the traditional abdominoplasty procedure. Excellent candidates for this surgery are those that have a bigger region of loose skin in the abdominal area rather than a protruding muscle.