Types of Tummy Tucks

Tummy Tuck - Knoxville Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Dean Kleto After trying to lose stubborn belly fat through diet and exercise, you may find that you just can’t shed all of that fat. If this is the case, it may be time to contact to our Knoxville plastic surgeon, Dr. Dean Kleto for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).

A tummy tuck is a surgical body contouring procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from your abdominal area. During the procedure, the muscles in your abdomen are also strengthened and stretch marks are removed.

Tummy tucks can be focused on different areas of your abdomen, or even your hips and flanks. The three types of tummy tucks that our Tennessee plastic surgeon performs are:

  • Mini tummy tuck
  • Complete tummy tuck
  • Extended tummy tuck

A mini tummy tuck involves an incision that runs between your lower abdomen and your navel. Excess skin, fat, and stretch marks will be removed from that area and your abdominal muscles will be strengthened and pulled taut.

A complete tummy tuck involves a larger incision that runs between your hips. After the excess fat and skin are removed and the muscles are tightened, the navel usually needs to be repositioned.

An extended tummy tuck involves much of the same as the complete tummy tuck, but includes fat removal from the hips and portions of the lower back.

No matter which tummy tuck procedure you choose, Tennessee plastic surgeon, Dr. Dean Kleto has the expertise to guide you through the process. Dr. Kleto is a Board Certified plastic surgeon and has the experience you can trust. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck, please contact us today for a consultation. Call us at (865) 366-4755.


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