Which Tummy Tuck Do I Need? (photo)
- Asked by gemmatkd in Scotland
- 2 years ago
ok, as you can see I have a particularly beastly stomach. I had 2 c sections, one of which was an emergency. Believe it or not I do work out regularly but genuinely can't shift any weight. The over hang is really bad and so is the scarring. My corset muscle did split really badly, but I managed to bring it almost completely back together. So I'm wondering if I need a full or partial tummy tuck.
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Which Tummy Tuck?
Without a doubt you need a full standard abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Your abdominal muscle are still separated even though you have exercised and made them stronger. The muscle need to be re-attched in the midline and the loose excess skin need to be removed. Some of your stretch marks will disappear with a tummy tuck and the ones that remain wil be in a lower/less visible position on your abdomen. I really believe this is your best and only option.
Which tummy tuck
You will need a full abdominoplasty with plication of the rectus muscles to obtain the result you desire. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
Full Vs Mini Tummy Tuck
From your photos I think that a full tummy tuck will give you a superior result compared with a mini tummy tuck. You should be aware that a mini TT means different things to different plastic surgeons. The full TT would allow for a greater amount of skin to be removed and also for better tightening of your rectus muscles.
Which Tummy Tuck do I need?
You would benefit from a full abdominoplasty. The stretch marks below the belly button will be removed but the ones above the belly button will remain, although they will be pulled down. The main thing is that it will recontour your abdomen and tighten the skin. Jonathan Staiano
No two are alike.
I do a good deal of abdominoplasty in my practice. One thing I have found is that each case presents different challenges. To get the best result one often has to modify techniques to fit the patient. The procedure has gotten more complex as I tried to improve my results based on past experiences.
Don't be misled by terms that are mostly used as marketing tools. Find a surgeon who has the skill and experience to fix your problem. Have a clear understanding of the surgical plan and objective but worry less about the labels!
Tummy Tuck needed
You will get the best result from a full Tummy Tuck. It will pull the midline abdominal muscles tightly together and remove all the stretch marks you have from the belly button down. Those currently above the belly button will end up mostly down below it. I always include some liposuction with my Tummy Tuck to contour the waistline all the way around, so you fit in your jeans comfortably. The incision can be kept low and follow the bikini line of the underwear in your picture. Best of Luck. Be sure to see lots of pictures from the Board Certified Plastic Surgeons you visit in consultation, Tummy Tucks are not all done the same.
Loose skin and tummy tuck
You will need a full tummy tuck with muscle tightening to achieve the results that you desire. Best of luck. I wish you well.
Most people who want a tummy tuck need the full tummy tuck
With the excess skin and loose skin and all the stretch marks, you probable would not be satisfied with a mini abdominoplasty.
A full tummy tuck would include tightening of the rectus muscle in the midline and removal of all of the skin from the pubic area to the umbilicus and sometimes more. The loose skin is removed and what remains is stretched down to close the opening. In this case there are only two real options the full tummy tuck or no surgery.
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Full vs mini tummy-tuck
From your pictures and the description you have provided, a full abdominoplasty would be your best choice. A full tummy -tuck will reomve the over-hanging skin plus a large amount of the stretch marks. It will also tighten the abdominal wall giving an even flatter tummy. Unfortunately it is impossible to remove all of your stretch marks, since many of them are above the belly-button.
A mini tummy-tuck would not remove much of the damamged skin and is usually reserved for those who only need muscle tightening without skin removal.
Mini or full tummy tuck?
Thank you for the question and picture.
I think you will benefit from the full tummy tuck procedure.
In my opinion, the mini tummy talk is an operation that produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation. For example, the area of skin excised is quite small. The abdominal wall musculature is addressed below the umbilicus leaving the upper number wall potentially lax. The appearance of the umbilicus is not necessarily addressed sufficiently.
For most patients who have had pregnancies and/or weight loss a full abdominoplasty is necessary to achieve the desired results. Of course, there are downsides (including a longer scar and probably a longer recovery time) but for most patients the benefits outweigh the downsides. It is not unusual to see patients who've had mini tummy tuck surgery present for revisionary surgery. It is important for patients seeking abdominal contouring surgery to work with a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to obtain advice (based on good ethics and judgment) to improve their chances of a successful outcome and minimize the need for further surgery.
I hope this helps.
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