Which abdominoplasty technique is the best for you?

Patients frequently wish to get rid of that bothersome belly fat or excess skin. Furthermore, patients frequently tell us that they have lost confidence and are uncomfortable wearing swimsuits or tight-fitting clothing because they do not want to reveal their excess fat and skin. These are natural things and you should not feel ashamed. However, you always have the option of enhancing your appearance and regaining your confidence with surgical solutions.

Abdominoplasty surgery is not a one-size-fits-all solution and there are several different types of this popular surgery, each of which is designed to efficiently address certain concerns while achieving the desired contour. How do you know which Abdominoplasty procedure is best for you? The answer depends on your goals and understanding of your anatomy.

We, Top Clinic, are here to help you get rid of your excess belly fat by first explaining the different Abdominoplasty techniques:

Full Abdominoplasty


A Traditional Abdominoplasty, also known as a Full Abdominoplasty, is a procedure in which the surgeon makes an incision between the hipbones and, in some cases, around the belly button, removes excess tissue and fat, pulls the skin taut, and stitches it up. The Full Abdominoplasty is suitable for patients who want to flatten the area above and below the belly button. It is suitable for healthy men and women who have weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin around their midsections. While an Abdominoplasty surgery is not intended to be a weight-loss operation, liposuction can be performed to contour and remove extra fat during the process. The surgeon repositions the belly button and closes the incision once the desired contours have been achieved. The average healing time is about two weeks.


This type of Abdominoplasty is suitable for people who have excess fat and skin on their bellies that a traditional abdominoplasty can not fix. A vertical incision runs along the midline in addition to the horizontal incision along the bikini line.  Although a secondary scar is undesired, it allows the surgeon to tighten the skin on the sides of the abdomen and prevent bulging. The belly button is repositioned before the incision is closed, and liposuction is commonly used to contour and remove extra fat. Patients should expect a few weeks of recovery time after this surgery.

Mini Abdominoplasty

Compared to a Traditional Abdominoplasty, the scar is relatively smaller. This form of Abdominoplasty is ideal for mothers who have a small amount of excess fat and skin after labor. If necessary, liposuction can be utilized to remove fat deposits before the surgeon closes the incision. This type of Abdominoplasty, unlike others, does not require muscle repair and there is no need to reposition the belly button; so it takes less time for patients to recover.