Mini or Full Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy?
- Asked by mommy818 in 98233
- 4 years ago
Hi I am 5'2" and 110 lbs. I have loose skin and my abs are separated from 2 pregnancies. I was wondering if I would need a full or a mini tummy tuck?
Depends on the patient.
Weather or not you're a candidate for full or mini tummy tuck depends only on the individual patient and would be a good idea to meet with you or have some photos to be able to determine if you qualify for either one, or none of them, For a prosedure like tummy tuck it is dificult to say without reviewing your case further, drop me a note and we'll see what we can do.
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Mini or Full Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy- A Complex Question
A true answer, if a patient is a candidate for a mini or a full tummy tuck, can only be given after a comprehensive in person consultation. Only after determining the extent of skin and muscle laxity can a good surgical plan be formulated. I strongly suggest visiting a board certified, experienced plastic surgeon to seek that answer!
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Mini versus Full Tummy Tuck
Thank you for your question. It is difficult to assess from a side profile whether you would be a better candidate for a full or mini tummy tuck. Traditionally, a mini tummy tuck will only address loose skin, fatty tissue of the lower abdomen. A full tummy tuck will address loose skin, fatty tissue, and loose muscle of the upper, central, and lower abdomen. I would recommend consulting with 3 board certified plastic surgeons to help determine which procedure will provide the best result.
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Full TT after pregnancy
In order for you to get rid of the stretch marks above your belly button and tighten your core you will require a full tummy tuck. You also have some abdominal laxity which will require sutures to be placed to tighten your core. You certainly appear to be in good shape, but my recommendation is to go with a full tummy tuck. I would speak with a plastic surgeon and relay your concern about limiting the length of the incision. The only way to know if this is possible, is to meet with a plastic surgeon and have a full physical exam performed. Good luck!
Mini tummy tuck after children. Options?
Thank you for the photo. I would have to examine you first to give an appropriate recommendation. You also say that your muscles have splayed apart. This would push me toward recommending a full tummy tuck with plication of the muscle for you. The mini tummy tuck is good for extra skin under the belly button. For skin above the belly button, belly button issues, separated muscles, excess skin above the belly button, a full tummy tuck is usually better. Please seek out a board certified plastic surgeon. Together, you will come up with a plan to achieve your goals.
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Mini VS Full Abdominoplasty After Pregnancy
Pregnancy can result in dramatic changes in a woman’s body. These changes are especially noticeable in the abdomen, where redundant saggy skin, weakened muscles, and stretch marks may occur. Your pictures suggest that you might benefit from a full abdominoplasty, but without a physical examination by an experienced plastic surgeon, there is no way to know for sure.
If your excess skin is located below the level of the umbilicus and your muscle weakness is also at this level, you might be a candidate for a mini abdominoplasty. Unfortunately, the separation of your muscles and your abdominal bulge that lies above the belly button suggest that you may need a full tummy tuck.
Mini or Full Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy
After pregnancy many patients are understandably concerned with redundancy of skin and stretching of muscles. The first step in considering abdominal procedure is to see a board certified Plastic Surgeon to determine exactly what type of procedure is indicated. Sometimes a full abdominoplasty is needed whereas a mini-tummy tuck might suffice. After the abdomen has settled down from pregnancy liposuction may be all that is needed. The best approach is to begin exercise and eating healthy then get a cosmetic evaluation.
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Mini or full tummy tuck
Women seek tummy tuck surgery after pregnancy because pregnancies can stretch the abdominal skin and muscles. While most of this stretching usually occurs below the belly button, the skin and muscles above the belly button are also stretched. Mini tummy tucks only treat loose skin and muscles below the belly button. For this reason, mini tummy tucks have limited usefulness.
You need to be examined in person by a board certified plastic surgeon, but based on your photos, you appear to have some loose skin above the belly button. So it seems that you may benefit more from a full tummy tuck rather than a mini. But again, it's very important to be examined in person.
I hope that helps and wish you all the best!
Mini vs Full Tummy Tuck
In order to determaine which procedure will give you the best results I would recommend you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in the tummy tuck procedure. Best of luck to you.
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Full tummy tuck vs. mini tummy tuck...
To determine whether you need a full tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck, you really need to have a consultation with a plastic surgeon. If you do not have a lot of loose skin then you might only need a mini tummy tuck. Mini tummy tuck is performed on patients who require only minimal skin and fat removal below the belly button. The procedure requires a shorter abdominal incision and the belly button does not need to be repositioned. Meanwhile a full tummy tuck is for people with a lot of skin to be removed and muscle that needs to be tightened, and does involve repositioning the belly button.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.