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6 Doctor Answers | Asked by karenrose1 in NJ
If you are concerned about the length of the incision or scar than you will be very unhappy with a TOO short of mini scar that has 'dog ear' deformities at each end of the too short incision. You have excess skin that does not end in a short horizontal dimension. I would recommend an extended mini tummy tuck. Regards.
You have a tough abdomen because you don't have much extra skin but it looks like you had previous liposuction because of the contour irregularities you have. To get the best, smoothest and tightest abdomen possible you need a full tummy tuck but the scar will need to be a little higher than in most people.
Thanks for the photo. WIth the shadowing it shows up as alot of skin laxity in the upper and lower abdomen. If this is the case, a full tummy tuck is probably the better option.
Based on the photo you provided, you are an ideal candidate for a full (standard) tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck does involve less scarring, however, it will not provide the best result for you. During a mini, work is only done to improve the abdomen area below the belly button only. Once that is fixed, then the area above the belly button will be more prominent or obvious. Work involved during a standard tummy tuck is muscle repair and tightening of the rectus muscles which have been...
I would recommend a full tummy tuck. If you came to my office for a consultation, that is what I would recommend and I would offer or do a mini tummy tuck on you because you will be very unhappy with the results. The incisions for a full tummy tuck can be very well hidden if done right, and hidden enough that you can wear a bikini to the pool or beach and not have them show. You can review the journal entry on my site here for more of a description about mini vs. full tummy tuck: ...
You have asked this question twice and have shown two different pictures. Interestingly I have two different answers based on different photographs. From the other picture I would say a mini is an option. However, this picture reveals significant upper abdominal laxity (it looks like you may have had previous liposuction due to the irregularities and waves. Based on this photo, I believe you woudl get a superior result with a full and would be disappointed with a mini because it would do...