Mini Tummy Tuck w/ Muscle Repair - Palo Alto, CA

I had my mini tummy tuck with lower abdominal...

I had my mini tummy tuck with lower abdominal tightening and minor lipo of the public area on December 14th 2010. The surgery went very well and I am healing nicely. I am very young (21) but as a teen I was very over weight. I lost 100 pounds through diet and exercise and was left with a lot of loose skin, most of it below my belly button. I do have loose skin and some muscle separation above the belly button (although the muscle separation is not severe). I had a choice to do the full or the mini tummy tuck, but it was thought that I would get great results from the mini and if I want to have kids later in life, the results of the full tummy tuck would be destroyed in the process. It is still too early for me to decide whether or not the mini was the right choice or if I should have gone with the full, since I am not planning on having children (if I do) for a long time. I guess time will tell. I can always get it revised if I want or need to.

As a note, my plastic surgeon did tell me that the...

As a note, my plastic surgeon did tell me that the results would not be as good as with a full tummy tuck, becuse she wouldn't be removing the excess skin from above the belly button (which I have a bit of) or able to tighten the muscles. I opted for the mini because I was not sure whether or not I will have kids and can always have the full procedure at a later time.


Saw my Plastic Sergeon today and everything looks...

Saw my Plastic Sergeon today and everything looks good thus far. I healed so far VERY well. My scar is barely noticeable and very low as I asked for. I can't wait till I am able to tone my stomach some.

Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon

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