Since each of us have completely unique body types and contours, it can be confusing to figure out which tummy tuck approach is right for you.
At Edelstein Cosmetic, we pride ourselves on an individualized approach to the Toronto tummy tuck. Recognizing that there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to this type of procedure, we carefully create customized treatment plans to fit each patient’s unique body and goals.
Therefore, if you are considering a tummy tuck, it is helpful to educate yourself about the different techniques to get an idea of the approach you would like to further explore with your surgeon.A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive procedure than a fully tummy tuck, but produces less dramatic results. With this approach, excess skin and a small amount of fat can be removed from the area under the belly button, without reconstructing the belly button itself.A mini tummy tuck is a popular choice among those who tend to store fat in the lower abdomen. This may be a result of genetics, or occur following pregnancy and childbirth. Since the concerns that are addressed by this type of surgery are restricted to the lower abdomen, it only works well for those struggling with abdominal contouring concerns in the lower belly region.The modified tummy tuck is very similar to a standard tummy tuck. However, in this technique there is no scar left around the belly button. A modified tummy tuck is appropriate in situations where there is muscle separation and minor laxity above the navel, as the belly button can be floated down slightly, but it will not allow for significant skin removal above the belly button.A standard Toronto tummy tuck is one of the most common types of cosmetic procedures and it can address a wide variety of concerns. By using a wide incision from hip to hip as well as around the belly button, the surgeon is able to remove excess skin and fat from areas all the way from the breast to the pelvis. During the procedure, the abdominal wall muscles can also be tightened.
A standard tummy tuck is typically best for those who are in close range to their ideal body weight but are struggling with stubborn pockets of fat or excess skin despite a healthy diet and exercise.Among our Toronto tummy tuck clients, the most common candidates for a standard tummy tuck are women who are struggling with their post-pregnancy physique or men and women who have lost a large amount of weight resulting in loose, excess skin.The extended tummy tuck is very similar to a full tummy tuck; however, the incision extends further around the sides than the hip-to-hip technique. Candidates for an extended tummy tuck are typically those whose excess skin extends beyond the hip-to-hip region.The Fleur de lis tummy tuck is a less commonly used technique geared towards those who have very large amounts of excess side-to-side skin on the upper and lower abdomen. This technique is sometimes the best option to improve range of motion and quality of life for massive weight loss patients.To find out which tummy tuck technique is best for you, we welcome you to contact our clinic for a consultation with one of our experts.