The abdominoplasty, also known as the tummy tuck, is a well-known and highly effective surgical procedure intended to correct various shortcomings related to the contours of the body. During this procedure, the muscles in the stomach can be tightened to minimize a bulging or fullness in the abdomen.

With an abdominoplasty, you can elect for one of two available options: a complete (full) abdominoplasty or a mini abdominoplasty. A compete tummy tuck gives plastic surgeons Dr. Hustak and Dr. Wentworth greater access to remove more adipose tissues and skin. In addition, more extensive tightening of the tissue can be accomplished with a full abdominoplasty.

A mini abdominoplasty is quite similar to the full version, but with the mini abdominoplasty, the incision line is significantly shorter and never expands out to the hipbones. The mini tuck is generally designed for patients who desire smaller corrections.

If you’d like to learn more about the available tummy tuck options, contact our Houston office to set up an appointment for a consultation.