I had a mini tummy tuck 8 years ago. My upper stomach has lose skin. There is a bump or bulge around my belly button. Can a 2nd mini tuck with releasing the belly button and moving it down be done? Would that tighen the skin above the belly button?
Would a Second Mini Tummy Tuck Help with Loose Skin on Upper Stomach?
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Loose skin after Mini Tummy Tuck
Thank you for your question.
Without examination it is difficult to give you accurate advice but most likely you will need a full tummy tuck to address the excess skin above the belly button area.
I hope this helps.
Revision tummy tuck for loose skin in the upper stomach
A mini tummy tuck is a safe and effective procedure that can create a more contoured abdomen, a tight waist and a beautiful figure.
In our Miami practice, we perform tummy tucks on patients of all shapes sizes, including patients who have previously received a tummy tuck. If the patient has lose skin in the upper abdomen, it may be possible to fix this with a revision tummy tuck. The surgeon must assess not only this can but the belly button and where the skin will be draped after the surgery. This can be a complicated and delicate procedure. For this reason, it is best that you only work with a board-certified plastic surgeon that has a great deal of experience in tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, and body contouring.
Full tummy tuck
If you have loose skin above the umbilicus, a full tummy tuck would be best to treat that area as opposed to a revision of your mini.
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Reverse abdominoplasty or Reverse tummy tuck to eliminate excess or lax upper abdominal skin above belly button
A second FULL (and not a mini) tummy tuck may help to improve the skin redundancy. However a reverse tummy tuck or abdominoplasty where an incision is made below your breasts and the skin is pulled upwards is another alternative that may be more direct albeit it involves a scar than can be problematic or visible.
Second mini tummy tuck help with loose skin on upper stomach
Without a photo hard to answer. I think you need a full skin only tummy tuck. But please seek 3 opinions from boarded surgeons in your area.
From MIAMI Dr. B
Second mini tummy tuck
It's too difficult to say without pictures and a physical examination, but my guess is that you would require a traditional tummy tuck at this point.
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