Not sure if I would need a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. Any suggestions? (photo)
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Full tummy tuck
Thanks for your question and photos.
You seem to be in a great shape.
Based on your photo, you have excess skin in both the upper and lower abdomen.
You will most likely have a better result with full tummy tuck.
Please consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to be evaluated in-person.
Not sure if I would need a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck
Full tummy tuck better than mini with loose skin above belly button
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Please make an in-person consultation with a ABPS board certified PS to evaluate you and discuss your options.
Hope that helps and best wishes!
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Full or mini Tummy tuck?
There are various types of abdominoplasty procedures for patients to choose from. Each one is designed to treat a specific set of needs. In consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon, the choice of procedure will be made based on your anatomic features and desired outcome. While all tummy tucks have in common that they tighten the abdominal skin, there are two key differences between the various procedures. The incision lengths vary depending on the amount of skin to be excised, and the abdominal muscles may be tightened if they have excess laxity. A consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with specialized expertise in this procedure will be the best way to determine which one is the right one for you.
Mini or Full Tummy Tuck
It appears as though you may be a better candidate for a full tummy tuck, but I recommend scheduling a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your different options.
Best of Luck,
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Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do based on two dimensional photos without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
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