Types of Tummy Tucks

There are several different types of tummy tucks. The correct procedure for you will depend on the location of your excess abdominal fat, weak muscles or loose skin. After a complete Consultation, Dr. Serota will determine which Aurora, Colorado tummy tuck option (described below) will produce the desired effect and if you are healthy enough to support the procedure.

  • Partial tummy tuck, also called a mini tummy tuck or mini abdominoplasty
  • Full, also known as extended tummy tuck

Partial Tummy Tuck

If your problem areas fall below your belly button, a partial tummy tuck in Aurora, Colorado may be sufficient to produce a firmer abdomen. During this procedure, a short abdominal incision is made along the bikini line to correct sagging skin, weak abdominal muscles and excess fat below the belly button. The belly button does not need to be repositioned. This procedure typically has a shorter recovery time and can result in a shorter scar than a full tummy tuck.

Traditional Full Tummy Tuck

If you are unhappy with the look of your entire abdominal area, you may be a good candidate for a full tummy tuck. During this procedure, Dr. Serota creates a larger bikini line incision in order to remove excess fat and skin and tighten weak muscles throughout the entire abdominal area. A secondary incision will also be necessary around the navel area to create a new opening for the belly button. Liposuction in Aurora, Colorado is often combined with this procedure to create the desired profile.

Dr. Serota and his team would be happy to explain the different tummy tuck options in Aurora, Colorado.

To find out more about our cosmetic procedures please contact us or take our online cosmetic self evaluation to find out what procedures might be best for you. To schedule your personal consultation with the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Aurora, Colorado call 303-367-9000.