- Traditional is the most common type of tummy tuck surgery. It addresses a patient’s entire abdominal area, and they often involve moving the belly button to ensure natural looking results. Traditional Tummy Tuck is commonly combined with abdominal liposuction.
- Mini is for patients who are within 10 percent of their ideal body weight and want to make changes only to the part of the abdomen that is below the navel. Mini tummy tucks require only a single small incision. They usually do not involve repositioning the navel.
- Endoscopic surgery is for patients with weak abdominal muscles, less abdominal fat, and no noticeable loose skin around the stomach area. Endoscopic tummy tucks involve the use of a tiny camera attached to a slender tube, called an endoscope. This technique is employed in tummy tucks for men and women who suffer due to rectus diastasis. A disorder that involves the separation of the abdominal muscles in the midline of the belly.
- Extended involves the removal of fat on either side of the waist as well as the removal of excess skin from the stomach area. The incision is usually low so that even if the scar extends behind the hips, it will not be visible, even when one is wearing low-rise clothing. This procedure allows for the treatment of a larger area than the traditional tummy tuck.
- Circumferential Tummy Tuck is a type of body lift. Circumferential Tummy tuck surgeries are often for patients who have to undergo gastric bypass surgery. Massive weight loss is often accompanied by a significant loss of skin elasticity. Circumferential abdominoplasty can involve the removal of excess skin from the thigh, buttocks, and hips, as well as the central abdominal area. The scars for this type of procedure extend to the back.