Will a Mini Tummy Tuck give me good results? (photos)
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Mini tummy tuck limitations
In general a mini tummy tuck only improves the loose skin in the lower abdomen, but can involve liposuction to the upper abdomen as well. There are several variations to consider, including umbilical float if upper abdomen muscle repair is needed. If the upper abdominal skin is not loose, it may not be able to expand enough for a full tummy tuck with a low scar. See the link below for a description of tummy tuck variations.
Thank You for your pictures and questions. Based on the pictures you submitted it looks as if you would benefit from a full Tummy Tuck. I suggest consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. Best of Luck!
Tummy Tuck - Am I A Candidate?
Thank you for your question and photos. You appear to be an excellent candidate for a full tummy tuck. The abdominal skin excision and muscle tightening could give you an excellent contour as well as improve the tone of the anterior abdominal wall. Liposuction could be used to better define your flanks and hips at the time of tummy tuck surgery. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon for an in-person examination to discuss the specific details of the procedures. Ask to see before and after photos to get an idea of what can be achieved. Hope this helps!
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I would recommend a full tummy tuck and liposuction of all areas for better results, best of luck!
Will a Mini Tummy Tuck give me good results
It is difficult to say without feeling and examining your abdomen, but it appears that you have some loose muscles above the belly button. If you have a mini tummy tuck and the muscle below the belly button is tightened, then the bulge above the belly button where the muscles look as if they have split will be accentuated.
Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your
photograph, you are a great candidate for a full tummy tuck with liposuction.
This can be done through a low and short incision, all completely below the
bikini line. Your muscles can also be
plicated resulting in a flat abdomen. Make sure you
specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have
had this surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. The
most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I
recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic
surgeon who can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Thank you for the question and the photos. You are a candidate for a full TT instead of a mini Tummy tuck. Best of luck
Your photo demonstrates bulging both above and below the umbilicus for which a full tummy tuck would be necessary.
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