What is the best tummy tuck?

It can get confusing when coming in for a consultation about your tummy.  Assuming you are not a good candidate for liposuction or a minituck, you are now looking at a full tummy tuck.  The traditional way was to simply undermine your skin all the way to the ribs and then sew the muscles together as snugly as possible in the midline then pull the skin down as much as possible.  The newest way is to employ liposuction to diminish the thickness of the fat layer then employ discontinuous undermining to maximize the blood supply and diminish risks.  The muscles are sutured together but not as tightly as in a traditional tuck.  If you are thin, the traditional will work well but if you have any excess of fat, the newer method, called lipoabdominoplasty will work better for you and with less risks.  Talk to your doctor about what is best for you when you are given your options.