Especially after illness or losing a lot of weight, it is common to have some stubborn fat and tissues in the abdominal area that just won’t go away no matter how hard you try. When you’ve done everything you can, including talking to your doctor, to try to tone that stubborn area and none of it has worked, you might start to consider surgical options.
There are actually three different levels of tummy tuck type procedures. The mini tuck, tummy tuck, and beltectomy address different degrees of the target area.
The mini tuck is suitable for people who just have a small area, usually just under the belly button, that needs to be addressed. The mini tuck is a much smaller incision, which means a quicker surgery, quicker recovery, and faster results.
The tummy tuck is the most common of these three procedures. This procedure removes flab from the lower abdomen. During this procedure, the surgeon may also tighten up the muscles so that the area is not just smaller, it is on the way to being toned as it heals.
A beltectomy is for patients who have a target area larger than the abdomen itself. There can be flab on the lower back, hips, and “saddle bags” that can all be addressed during the same procedure. A belt lipectomy basically takes a belt of skin, fat, and tissue from around the lower part of the torso.
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