I have had 2 children and weigh around 50kg, 163cm tall. Am I a candidate for a mini tummy tuck? With a very low scar? I wouldn't get the surgery if I still couldn't wear tiny bikinis. And would I have to get my abdominals sutured or can I just get the skin removed?
Tummy Skin Removal Low Scar? (photo)
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Loose skin in the upper abdomen
Typically, when I see loose skin above the umbilicus like you have in your photos, I'm hesitant to do a mini tummy tuck, because this area is not well corrected. You may well need the standard TT - but a good physical exam in person is needed to make that decision. Seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area with lots of TT experience!
All the best!
Mini Tummy Tuck: Mini result
You are a good candidate for an abdominoplasty, muscle plication is needed to flatten the weak abdominal muscles. But scar placement must be determined in person by your doctor. From the picture it's clear that it will be a close call to place the scar low as the umbilicus is high. A mini abdominoplasty without muscle tightening will result in a scar with little improvement. I suggest that you seek a couple of consults from board certified plastic surgeons in your area, good luck.
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