Can a Mini Tummy Tuck Remove Saggy Skin Under my Belly Button?
- Asked by lilberkers in UK
- 4 years ago
I understand a full TT (Tummy Tuck) would correct most of my concerns but I'm not sure I could live with such a large scar. Therefore, I was wondering, if I could live with the stretch marks can a mini tuck get rid of the wrinkly, saggy skin under my belly button?
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Thank you for you question. It is difficult to give accurate recommendation without an in office exam. When I evaluate the abdomen, I assess:
1. The amount of loose skin
2. The volume of fatty tissue
3. The degree of muscle laxity.
I evaluate this in each of 3 areas:
1. Upper Abdomen
2. Area around the Belly Button
3. Lower Abdomen
MINI TUMMY TUCK: If a patient has loose skin, fatty tissue, and muscle laxity limited to the Lower Abdomen, then I recommend the mini tummy tuck. In order to qualify for this, the patient must have good skin and muscle tone in their upper abdomen and area around the belly button. I will frequently perform liposuction of these areas with my Mini Tummy Tuck to enhance the overall contour.
FULL TUMMY TUCK: this is for patients who have loose skin and muscle laxity of the upper abdomen, belly button area, and lower abdomen. This procedure tightens all 3 areas with a bikini line incision. I often encorporate liposuction with my full tummy tuck as I feel it offers a superb end result.
EXTENDED TUMMY TUCK: This works well for patients who have loose skin that extends over the hip bone into the flank area. I will perform extensive liposuction and skin excision to the hip and flank area combined with full tummy tuck.
BODY LIFT/BELT LIPECTOMY: this is essentially a 360 degree tummy tuck which involves removal of loose skin and fatty tissue of the lower back and buttocks, in addition to the extended tummy tuck.
I wish you a safe recovery and amazing result!!
Web reference: http://www.drpaulgill.com
Mini tummy tuck. Option for sagging skin?
hard to say without a photo or exam. 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.
Web reference: http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/tummy-tuck-abdominoplasty
Can a Mini Tummy Tuck Remove Saggy Skin Under my Belly Button
A Mini tummy tuck is designed to remove saggy skin under the umbilicus but sometimes the full Abdominoplasty is needed to achieve the patient’s goal. A frank discussion with your surgeon should be done prior to decided which procedure is right for you.
Web reference: http://www.drvitenas.com/abdominoplasty.html
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Mini tummy tuck for sagging skin...
A mini tummy tuck is an good procedure to remove loose, saggy skin underneath your naval, and also will improve stretch marks. The length of the incision involved in a mini tummy tuck will depend of the amount of skin that needs to be removed but still has moderate length to it. The incision is smaller then the full tummy tuck, but the important thing is the position of the scar and the manner in which the procedure is performed. A full tummy tuck will give a better overall result and if the incision is placed within the bikini line and heals great, you will be happy. However, the mini tummy tuck is still an excellent option if you are the right candidate because you will not need to reposition the belly button. Be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which procedure is better for you.
Mini-tummy tuck does not mean mini incision
The length of the incision to deal with the skin below the umbilicus does not mean the scar is much shorter. The word "mini" in a mini-tummy tuck describes the amount of repositioning of skin and incomplete or no muscle repair.
Mini tummy tuck and sagging skin
A mini tummy tuck will remove a small amount of skin from the lower abdomen and pulling down on it, may improve some loose skin above, but a full tummy tuck usually does a better job.
A mini tummy tuck is a great way to remove sagging skin under the bellybutton
A mini tummy tuck is a wonderful procedure for a patient whose concerns are limited to essential abdomen. These patients may have excess skin or fat in the central abdomen that can be removed easily with a small central incision. Other areas of the abdomen may be treated with liposuction at the same time.
Web reference: http://www.miamiaesthetic.com/abdominoplasty_photos.htm
Mini tummy tuck might work
Most likely you would see some improvement with a mini tummy tuck. In my practice, a mini tummy tuck involves removing excess skin below the belly button, abdominal muscle tightening in this area and possibly some additional contouring via liposuction. However, there would be no corrections made above the belly button which is one of the advantages of a full abdominoplasty.
Mini versus Full versus Extended Tummy Tuck for loose lower abdominal skin
IF you have sufficient lower abdominal skin laxity, you may achieve improved benefit from a full or even an extended tummy tuck. Only the loose skin in the pubic area is truly treated with an mini tummy tuck whereas a full treats all the loose skin below the umbilicus.
Mini tummy tuck can correct loose skin below belly button but not stretch marks
From your description it sounds like a mini tummy tuck would give you the result that you want.
Be aware however that the mini also requires a significant scar in the pubic area. The main difference form the full abdominoplasty is that the mini does not place a scar around the belly button.
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