Mini Tummy Tuck vs Full Tummy Tuck? (Photo)
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Sometimes A Trade-Off Is Worth The Trade
Given your history of multiple c-sections for the delivery of 11lbs babies, I do not believe that your "ab work" has "pushed your stomach out". Rather, you have a diastsis recti that prevents your abdominal wall from effectively restraining the mass of the contents of your abdomen from pushing forward through this opening , and giving your abdomen an overall convex shape.
Secondly, the issue is not whether you are "fussed" or not about your stretch marks. The real issue is that your abdominal skin has been stretched from your pregnancies and weight gain so that it has lost a good deal of its elasticity, and is now somewhat redundant and dependent.
The reason for you to do a full abdominoplasty, rather than a "mini", is not to remove all the stretch marks on your abdomen, but to remove all of the excess skin, so that it drapes properly over your abdomen. A miniabdominoplasty will not allow your surgeon access to remove the appropriate amount of skin. It will also not allow him to perform a complete repair of your diastasis recti.
The result will be that you will continue to have excess hanging skin, particularly laterally, and your abdomen will continue to have an overall convex shape unrelated to, and never to be improved by, your sit up regime. You would be far better served to undergo the appropriate surgery without cutting corners, and accept the trade off of a slightly longer scar for an overall improvement in your abdominal contour and aesthetics.
Thank you for you question and your photo.
Based on your photos i can recommend you to have a full TT and combine it with a lipo to mold your body figure.
best of luck.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Thank you for your pictures and questions. Based on the pictures you have submitted it looks as if you would be a good candidate for a full tummy tuck. I suggest you visit with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss your options and goals. Best of luck!
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Vistnes Plastic Surgery
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Mini Tummy Tuck vs Full Tummy Tuck?
In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck is an operation that produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation. For example, the area of skin excised is quite small. The abdominal wall musculature is addressed below the umbilicus leaving the upper number wall potentially lax. The appearance of the umbilicus is not necessarily addressed sufficiently.
For the vast majority of patients who have had pregnancies and/or weight loss a full abdominoplasty is necessary to achieve the desired results. When the time is right, seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients achieve the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. You may find the attached link, dedicated to tummy tuck surgery concerns, helpful to you as you learn more. Best wishes.
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Full Tummy Tuck
Thank you for your question.
Based on your goals, you may want to consider a full abdominoplasty.
I'd recommend booking a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to determine what your options would be.
Full Tummy Tuck is Often Best #tummytuck #minitummytuck
- Based upon the photos that you have provided, you would benefit from a full tummy tuck. Tightening your lax abdominal muscles will definitely flatten your abdomen.
- You will likely be disappointed with the results from a mini tummy tuck.
- I reserve mini tummy tucks for a small subset of patients who do not have any excess skin above the navel. In my experience this is not very common.
- Definitely meet with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to find out more and to be evaluated.
- Thanks for sharing!
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