Hi Little Bird, After looking at your pictures you will without a doubt get a better result and be happier with a full tummy tuck. When the skin of the abdomen is loose from hip to hip the incision to remove it will be at least that long and this will be lencth of the incision required for a full tummt tuck. This procedure also allows for tightening of the entire muscle which has been stretched from pregnancy. If in your makeover you are planning on rejuvenating your breasts this can be done at the same time as the tummy tuck. During your consultation all of your options will be discussed. Good luck.
A mini tummy tuck will not achieve your goals. It is not even an option. However, with a full tummy tuck you should have an excellent outcome. There is absolutely in these pictures that would indicate that you would need a lower body lift.
Given the amount of loose skin evident in your photos, I don't think there is any way that a "mini" tummy tuck would get you the result you're looking for. A full tummy tuck will give you a more complete correction and overall better contour.
Your pictures would definitely indicate that you should have a full Abdominoplasty. I think that you would get a great result and anything less would probably leave you unhappy.Go for the full!Good luck !
I think without doubt I would recommend a full tummy tuck for you. I would expect you to be quite disappointed having only a mini tummy tuck.
From your photographs, it certainly seems that you require a full tummy tuck. Anything less than that would almost surely leave you unhappy with only minimal improvement.
Hello and thank you for your question. There is no option in your case. A full tummy tuck is needed. I would even go further and have you consider a lower body lift as you have laxity of the outside of you thighs and buttocks, which is taken care of by a lower body lift, when performed appropriately.
Peter Fisher M.D
Thank you for your question and photos.
You would best be served by a full tummy tuck. A mini would only address the loose lower skin and would leave you disappointed. A full tummy tuck will allow for maximal excision of the loose skin of the lower abdomen, tightening of the muscles and contouring of the lower trunk. Liposuction is often used to contour the flanks to establish a nice feminine silhouette.
Consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will help answer all your questions and devise a body contouring plan that is specific to your needs.
are a variety of tummy tucks that can produce a good cosmetic result in the
appropriate patient: a mini tummy tuck, a modified with an umbilical float,
or a variety of a full abdominoplasty, all of which may, or may not,
include tightening of the muscle and liposuction. Generally if there is
significant loose skin above the umbilicus (belly button) as there appears to be in your photos a full tummy tuck
will result in a greater correction and better outcome.
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.
Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Full Tummy Tuck.
Mini Abdominoplasty or. Umbilical Fliat procedure are operations for women with minimal excess skin. As such they are limited to a small group of women.
Yiu apoear ear to have a moderate amount of excess skin with excess skin above the belly button with muscle separation and a small overhang. You should get a nice result with a Full Tummy Yuck with muscle tightening.