I have been to 3 surgeons for a tt consult. 2 of these docs recommend full tt. The doc i was most comfortable with says i do not need a full tt and recommends mini tt with lipo of flanks and epigastrum. i am 5"10, 150lbs and have no stretch marks at all workout 5x a week. I have had lipo yrs ago. I want my stomach to be tight and flat and area below cc section scar tightened as well. i would rather have mini tt bc smaller scar but want to be happy w result. any suggestions?
Full Tt or Mini Tt? (photo)
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A full tummy tuck is likely your best option.
Thank you for your question and the photos.
A full tummy tuck is likely your best option. I think you would be disappointed with a lesser procedure.
To be sure, see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery. I hope this helps.
Full Tt or Mini Tt?
The posted photo has severe shadowing so is of no use! But you answered your own question. " I want my stomach to be tight and flat..", this can ONLY be achieved via a full TT with muscle repair from xiphoid to pubis. Regards
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Hello, thank you for the details and the photo you provided. Howevere, i still the final decision will be appropriate and final with proper assesment and examinations, manily examining the presence for any divercation or any muscle weakness. The last details will help a lot, as if there is any recti divercation or muscle weakness, the mini-TT will not make you happy. Most likely, you need full TT considering the pregnancies ?! you had, which usually cause significant damage and weakness to the muscles.
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From the photo I think that a full tummy tuck would give you the best results. Pictures can be a littel deceiving though, so a good examination is needed. In general, the tighter and flatter you want, the more surgery and longet scars you will need.
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