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Did you know that there are several different kinds of “tummy tuck”?

You can improve the appearance of your “tummy” by a choice of fat removal (“liposuction”}, skin removal or muscle tightening or a suitable combination.

A full “tummy tuck” ( abdominoplasty) will remove fat and skin and also tighten muscles. It produces the most improvement. It is a large procedure requiring drains and 3 to 4 weeks off work.

Many people are suitable for the smaller mini abdominoplasty. In this procedure we use liposuction extensively and then remove skin from the lower abdomen superficially as a very thin layer only partial thickness.

The benefit is that drains and pain pumps are not required and in most cases you can get back to work in about a week. The risks are less. The procedure is shorter. Recovery is quicker, and it costs less.

You do not have to be slim to benefit from this procedure. Fat is removed, and the skin is tightened sometimes removing very large folds of extra skin. Unsightly C-section scars can be minimized.