Patients considering a tummy tuck are mostly interested in a mini tummy tuck due to a shorter recovery period and the smaller scar it may leave.

Nevertheless not all patients are able to meet their goals of enhancing contour and torso firmness with a mini tummy tuck surgery.

Most patients achieve these goals effectively with a full tummy tuck or even with liposuction alone.

Those who have a surplus fat and skin, and stretched abdominal muscles may be eligible for a full tummy tuck.

On the other hand, for those who have a small bag of surplus skin below the belly button, a mini tummy tuck Melbourne by Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne, for example, may be a viable option.

The kind of tummy tuck that is the most right for you depends on your goals and your particular anatomy.

In a tummy tuck treatment plan, three components viz. skin, abdominal muscles and fatty tissue are considered.

To determine which option is the right for you, you should first know about those options. So, here they are.

1. Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck is known as Lipoabdominoplasty when done together with abdominal liposuction. It’s the most commonly done abdominal contouring surgery.

A full tummy tuck may be a perfect solution for those who have stretched-out muscles, surplus abdominal fat or loose skin.

It can trim down two to four inches from your waistline and is done by giving an incision spanning between the hip bones, called a “full bikini line incision”. This scar can be hidden below a bikini after the recovery.

2. No Drain Tummy Tuck

No drain tummy tuck is a variation of full tummy tuck wherein special internal structures are used by the surgeon to avoid the need for drainage tubes.

3. Mini Tummy Tuck

If you have a good upper abdominal muscle and skin tone, but there is a problem in lower abdomen with a bit of loose skin and excess fat accumulated below the navel, you may be a candidate for mini tummy tuck.

It starts with a smaller 4 to 8 inch incision along the bikini line through which a little surplus fat may be taken out and small pockets of fat may be removed with liposuction.

Sometimes, muscles in the lower abdomen may be tightened.

4. Limited Tummy Tuck

Also called “mid” or “modified” tummy tuck, a limited tummy tuck is same as a mini tummy tuck but the incision is a bit longer.

Those who have their upper abdomen with a good tone but have their lower abdomen with a higher level of loose skin are right candidate for this surgery.

5. Extended Tummy Tuck

Also known as “Fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty”, an extended tummy tuck is suitable for those having surplus skin across their entire trunk and abdomen, and having problem areas especially in lower chest, upper abdomen and back.

6. Flankplasty

Flankplasty is believed to be right for those with surplus skin across their abdomen and trunk, especially along the flank regions and lateral trunk.

This surgery resembles with a full tummy tuck in that it involves a single incision on the torso’s lower side. But this incision is considerably longer and runs three-quarters around the lower torso.

7. Belt Lipectomy

This procedure is the best for individuals having large degree of surplus skin all through the trunk, abdomen, buttocks and hips.

Thus this procedure helps patients lose large amount of weight or overcome considerable generalised skin laxity.

The incision is longer than that of a full tummy tuck and runs around the entire lower trunk.

8. Reverse Tummy Tuck

Infrequently, patients will have their lower abdomen toned and the upper abdomen with excess skin. These patients are the right candidates for a reverse tummy tuck.

The incision is given along the bra line and excess fat and skin are removed from the upper torso. Often this procedure is conducted along with a breast lift.

Just as nightlase Melbourne by Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne is done perfectly, you can get tummy tuck done perfectly from them. Find the right option for you and get it done to enjoy a slim and trim body.