Can I Have a Full Tummy Tuck After Having a Mini Tummy Tuck?

I had a mini tummy tuck 5 yrs a go, but i got pregnant again. I not having anymore children so Im thinking of having a full tummy tuck. Is it possible?

Doctor Answers 9

Full Tummy Tuck Operation after Previous Mini Tummy Tuck?

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Although it is not possible to give you precise advice without direct examination and a full communication of your goals, it is generally possible to have a full tummy tuck operation after mini tummy tuck surgery (when you have had a pregnancy after the mini tummy tuck operation).

I would suggest in-person examination by well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.

Best wishes.

Can I have another Tummy Tuck?

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 As always, I recommend that you have a full exam and evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon prior to deciding upon any surgical procedure.  That said, if you are an appropriate candidate, there is nothing wrong with having another tummy tuck surgery performed.  The prior scarring under the tissues of the abdomen make the surgery a little bit more difficult for the surgeon, but the recovery is often times easier.

  Your surgeon would use the same scar on the belly as before, or may remove the old scar and make a new one.  You would likely also require tightening or plication of the muscles again.  Good luck with your decision.

Erez Sternberg, MD
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
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Full tummy tuck after mini

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You can have a full tummy tuck, especially since you have had another pregnancy that has stretched out the skin and musculature.   You already have the incision.   Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Full Tummy Tuck

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5 years after a mini tummy tuck and a full term pregnancy, a full tummy tuck would be a great option for you. After having a child, the muscles are loose and you may have some loose skin that can be removed. Consult with you plastic surgeon to determine if in fact you would be a good candidate for this surgery.

Leo Lapuerta, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck can be performed after minituck

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You can definitely have a full abdominoplasty now.I advise my patients to wait until childbearing is completed to avoid the cost and recovery from two surgeries.

Previous Mini Tuck Doesn't Preclude Subsequent Full TT

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The fact that you previously had a mini tuck does not mean that you cannot have a full tummy tuck now.  If you have a good bit of excess skin and are otherwise a good candidate, you probably would benefit from a full tummy tuck at this time.

John Whitt, MD (retired)
Louisville Plastic Surgeon

Can I Have a Full Tummy Tuck After Having a Mini Tummy Tuck?

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Having had a mini-TT does not preclude a patient from later having a full TT. Without a photo it is not possible to tell you if that will be appropriate for you, but if you have an in person consultation with your surgeon, that question can readily be answered.

Thank you for your question, and best wishes.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Full Tummy Tuck After Having a Mini Tummy Tuck

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Generally, it is possible to have a full abdominoplasty after a mini tuck. To verify, consult 3 - 4 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons to explore your options.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Full Tummy Tuck after Mini Tuck

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Dany, the short answer is yes. A full tummy tuck can be performed after a mini tuck and pregnancy. A minituck does not preclude a full tummy tuck in the future. Make sure you see a Plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. Do your research well. There is a real difference between a cosmetic surgeon and plastic surgeon.

Stanley Okoro, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 168 reviews

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