Do I need a complete TT or mini? (Photo)
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Full tummy tuck
Full or Mini Tummy Tuck?
Based on your photos I would recommend a full Tummy Tuck to tighten the skin above the belly button also. You will also have a better repair of the abdominal wall muscles. See more than one Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can show you lots of results so you can see what your results will be. Notice if the scar is kept low, fine line or thick, curve back to the hips with liposuction? Not all Tummy Tucks are done the same. Do your research. You look to be an excellent candidate. Best Wishes.
Full TT vs Mini TT
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Full vs mini
Thank you for your question. Based on your photos, you would likely be a candidate for a full tummy tuck. But you need an in person consult to determine if you have enough skin for a full. I recommend finding a board certified plastic surgeon who is also a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons for a consultation.
TT and lipo
Do I need a complete TT or mini?
Do I need a complete tummy tuck or mini?
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.
Mini tuck = mini results!
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