Would I be a candidate for a mini tummy tuck? (photo)
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Mini tuck or full?
You may be a candidate for a mini tuck, but I would need to do an exam first, because the hernia makes it difficult to tell based on the photo. A full tummy tuck may very well give you a better result. I would seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon that does this procedure frequently. In my practice I work with several general surgeons to perform this procedure whether it is a mini or a full tuck. Many times I will add liposuction too, but it depends on the size of the hernia.
Candidate for Mini TT?
You appear to be a candidate for full TT based on the photo you provided. You should seek options with a board certified plastic surgeon as well as a BC general surgeon (for your hernia) who could potentially work together to give you the outcome you desire. Best of luck!
Thank you for your question and the photo. Based on the photo you are a candidate for a full Tummy Tuck and lipo. this will give you the best results. Best of luck
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Would I be a candidate for a mini tummy tuck?
Thank you for the question and picture. Based on your photograph, you will do best with a full tummy tuck operation.
Generally speaking, the “ideal” patient for tummy tuck surgery is one who has completed pregnancies, is psycho socially/emotionally/financially stable, has an excellent social support system surrounding him/her, is capable of arranging enough recovery time, does not smoke and who has reached a long-term stable weight.
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.
Mini or full tummy tuck
From the picture you have a full tummy tuck would be more beneficial. You can have your hernia repaired at the same time. I would recommend a consultation with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon to come up with a plan that fits your desires the best.
Thank you for the pictures and questions. Based on the pictures you submitted it looks as if you would best benefit from a full tummy tuck. I suggest consulting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area. Best of Luck!
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