What Exactly is an Extended Mini Tummy Tuck?
- Asked by Athena in VA in Virginia Beach, VA
- 2 years ago
Hello, I am 28 and a mother of 5 children I looking into getting a tummy tuck but I want my muscles repaired I was looking into a Mini Tummy tuck and came accross EXTENDED MINI TUMMY TUCK, where the doctor actually does a Full Tummy Tuck but with the small incision like a mini ? I havent had a cosultation yet but I just wanted to if this was heard of or if its something VERY new. Thanks Athen in VA
This isn't a standard term. I'm not sure what your surgeon means, exactly.
It might mean that he/she is planning a longer skin incision than usual, but only repairing things from the belly-button on down. Or it might mean something else altogether.
Better clarify that with your surgeon, and ask why this technique would be preferable in your particular case to a standard TT.
All the best,
Extended mini-tummy tuck
Good question. Many surgeons use different fancy words to suggest minimal incisions. I know what a min-tummy tuck is and ai know what a full tummy tuck is. extended mini? I have no idea.
Tummy Tuck Semantics?
Thank you for the question.
You will find a lot of “playing with words” used as marketing in plastic surgery. Based on your history, it is likely that you will benefit from a full tummy tuck operation. it is possible that the surgeon who is advertising “extended mini tummy tuck” is referring to a relatively small incision.
Most well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons do not necessarily have to resort to “word games”; be careful in the process of plastic surgeon selection...
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