What's best to get rid of wrinkles in my belly? (Photo)
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All the best,
Getting rid of abdominal wrinkles
Do I need a full or a mini tummy tuck?
It looks like you have enough skin and (likely) muscle laxity to be a candidate for a full tummy tuck.
With a full tummy tuck, most or all of the skin between the belly button and the top of the pubic area is removed, the muscles are tightened all the way up to the ribs, and the remaining skin is stretched down to close the open area. The belly button is then brought up through the new skin and sewn into place. With a mini tummy tuck, in contrast, a much smaller area of skin is removed, and only the muscle in the lower abdomen is tightened. The belly button is not relocated. Good candidates for a mini tummy tuck are rare, as most patients with abdominal laxity are much better candidates for a full tummy tuck. Occasionally, a patient will present with isolated lower abdominal laxity and a firm upper abdomen. For these select few, a mini tummy tuck can be a good option.
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Mini or Full Tummy Tuck
Best of luck,
Dr. Peter Newen
Mini/Full Tummy Tuck
Thank you for your question. Based on your photo and history I would agree that a Full Tummy Tuck may be the best option to give you the results you desire. Your Plastic Surgeon will assess your skin/laxity as well as possible separation of abdominal muscles which can also be treated with a full tummy tuck.
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What's best for my belly wrinkles?
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There are additional risks to a full TT (versus the mini) and you should speak with your own PS about the advantages and disadvantages of each of the procedures, but I think you'll need the full TT to get a result you'll be happy.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
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What's best to get rid of wrinkles in my belly?
In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck 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 the vast majority of patients who have had pregnancies and/or weight loss a full abdominoplasty is necessary to achieve the desired results. When the time is right, seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients achieve the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. You may find the attached link, dedicated to tummy tuck surgery concerns, helpful to you as you learn more. Best wishes
Post pregnancy redundant belly skin and tissues
Three pregnancies can definitely take a toll one's belly tissues with all the stretching that is needed. The good news is that you can be significantly helped with a full tummy tuck in which most of the excess abdominal skin is removed and the musculofascial wall is tightened like a corset. You are not a candidate for a "mini" tummy tuck.
Best of luck.
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