Which would you recommend; full or mini tuck? (photos)
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For the most accurate advice, discuss the benefits of each procedure with your surgeon.
Full or mini
The slightly longer scar will be well worth it. Mini tummy tucks are typically for women with loose skin limited to the area below the belly button. From your pictures, you have loos skin throughout, which is typical of a woman who has had children or lost weight. A detailed consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will answer all your questions.
J. Michael Morrissey, MD
You definitely need a full TT
extends for much of your lower abdomen, even though you are quite thin.
david berman md
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I rarely recommend minis
Full or mini Tummy tuck
- An in person exam is always better, but looking at your photos it appears that a full tuck would give you the best contour. Best of luck.
Full tummy tuck
From your pictures, it appears that you would be benefit from a full tummy tuck.
The 4 important aspects of the tummy tuck surgery include:
1.Designing an attractive belly button opening
2.Keeping the scar low to be hidden in the swimsuit line
3.Removing enough skin to keep the lower abdomen nice and smooth
4.Tightening the rectus muscles
Be sure to consult with a board certifed/eligible plastic surgeon who performs a lot of tummy tuck operations every year.
I hope this helps.
- Dr. Bryson Richards (Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon)
Full or mini tummy tuck/abdominoplasty?
- Abundance of loose upper and lower abdominal scan.
- Loose abdominal muscles in the upper and lower abdomen
- excess skin around your belly button
- A wide area of loose abdominal skin
It is critical that in seeking the advice of a plastic surgeon, and you find one who is certified by the American Board of plastic surgery and has extensive experience in body contouring surgery.
I wish you the best.
Of course, an exam and consultation with a plastic surgeon who performs these procedures would be recommended.
Mini vs. full tummy tuck
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