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
What Exactly is an Extended Mini Tummy Tuck?
Doctor Answers (3)
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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