Traditional (Full) Tummy Tuck
This is the most common and most recommended procedure for most patients as it addresses all three layers of the abdomen: skin, fat, and muscle. It will achieve a flatter more firm abdomen and is is done in a way that will conceal the scar behind 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.
Aside from the making incisions in a way where they will be concealed for the most part there are also options for scar revision and reduction for those who are more concerned about it. Be sure to ask Dr. Griner about these options if interested.
A mini-tummy tuck is basically a more basic version of a full tummy tuck that address smaller amounts of excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen. This is recommended for those with smaller amounts of excess skin in the area below the belly button. The scarring form 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.