Mini Tummy Tuck Overview

By RealSelf
  • A mini tummy tuck (also called a "mini tuck" or mini abdominoplasty) is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to tighten loose skin on the lower abdomen. Unlike a full tummy tuck, a mini tuck involves a short, horizontal incision on the lower abdomen, and the navel is left intact.
  • Plastic surgeons believe that a "mini tuck" yields "mini" results, thus most patients undergo the full tummy tuck; with the mini you get 1/2 of the full tummy tuck's scar, but only 25% of the result.
  • A mini tummy tuck results in a scar that has the same length as a typical c-section (half the distance from hipbone to hipbone).
  • The mini tummy tuck allows for tightening the lower abdomen, but does nothing for the upper abdomen.

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