There are two types of tummy tucks that we can perform at Griner Plastic Surgery.
Traditional (Full) Tummy Tuck
This is the most common procedure that we recommend for most patients. It addresses all three layers of the abdomen: skin, fat, and muscle, and can achieve a flatter, firmer abdomen. Our techniques will also conceal the scar under most bathing suits and underwear.
In a full tummy tuck, an additional incision around the belly button is required to remove the excess skin between the belly button and the pubic region.
While every incision is made in a way that it will be easily concealed, Griner Plastic Surgery also offers options for scar revision and reduction if you still have some concerns. Be sure to ask Dr. Griner about these options if interested.
A mini-tummy tuck is basically a more basic version of the procedure, and we recommend it for cases that involve a smaller amount of excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen or in the area just below the belly button. The scarring from a mini-tummy tuck is slightly shorter than a full tummy tuck, however the amount of sculpting and tightening that can be done is more limited.