Loose skin after Mini Tummy Tuck? (Photos)
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Loose skin after mini tummy tuck
Hello, the appearance after tummy tuck surgery can improve for months, so hopefully you will continue to see improvement over time. If after several months you are still unhappy with the result, you could discuss options with your surgeon.
Mini Tummy Tuck
As the other surgeons here have mentioned, you are still very early in the healing process. A mini tummy tuck can be quite variable and what is performed in the procedure depends a lot on the patient and the surgeon. Give yourself some time to heal and keep up with your follow up visits with your surgeon. He or she can help calm your concerns.
Mini tummy tuck limitations
Your pre-op pictures show some contour irregularities in the upper abdomen which may be from the laser lipo. A mini tummy tuck in general does not change the upper abdomen unless there is some liposuction done with it or a diastasis repair (which would require an umbilical float.) You are early in the healing process so give it time and follow up with your surgeon.
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Mini tuck doesn't tighten skin above belly button
Hi Texasmom15. Thanks for sharing photos. It is still very early to tell b/c you still look swollen. Notwithstanding, since your belly button wasn't included, it is unlikely that the skin above the belly button was tightened by the mini tuck. Radiofrequency microneedling with the Profound is designed specifically for skin tightening and may be a good alternative since you have already removed fat with liposuction. Your surgeon may be able to advance some of the excess skin into your belly button with a small curved scar within the upper part. Good luck,
Loose skin after Mini Tummy Tuck
You are still early in the healing process. Allow yourself 6 months to heal, and then you and your surgeon can better assess the results and determine next steps.
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