Types of Abdominoplasty

Serving Chesterfield, O'Fallon, St. Charles and Nearby Areas of St. Louis

Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as tummy tuck surgery, is used to eliminate excess skin and stubborn fat deposits from the midsection. Depending on your needs, tummy tuck surgery may also be used to tighten abdominal muscles and tone the hips and waist. During your initial consultation with board-certified Chesterfield plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Kofkoff it can best be determined which options are most suitable for your needs.

To schedule your abdominoplasty consultation, please contact Richard L. Kofkoff, MD, PC online or by calling (636) 532-1717 today. Located in Chesterfield, we welcome tummy tuck patients from St. Louis, O’Fallon, and all nearby areas of Missouri.

Tummy Tuck Options

While there are many variations on tummy tuck surgery techniques, the three most commonly used are:

  • Mini Tummy Tuck – if you have only a small amount of stubborn fat and skin limited to the lower abdomen, a mini tummy tuck may be best. This type of abdominoplasty may utilize a smaller incision, but the real advantage is the absence of a scar around the belly button and a faster recovery.
  • Traditional Tummy Tuck – the most common abdominoplasty technique requires a slightly larger incision and is best for the removal of more pronounced sagging skin and fat deposits. This tummy tuck technique also allows Dr. Kofkoff to better tighten and firm the abdominal muscles for a stronger and more toned core
  • Extended Tummy Tuck – the extended tummy tuck is ideal for patients with excess fat and skin in the abdominal area along with the hips, sides, and lower back. Using a larger incision, Dr. Kofkoff can trim and tone the entire midsection to produce a more profound change in appearance. Extended tummy tuck may be part of a body lift procedure or included in a mommy makeover

The best way to determine which of these options is ideally suited to meet your needs is through a confidential consultation at our comfortable Chesterfield office.

If you live in or around St. Louis and are looking for a board-certified tummy tuck surgeon, please call Dr. Kofkoff at (636) 532-1717 today.