Would I be a good candidate for a mini TT? (Photos)
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Mini vs. Full Tummy Tuck
The length of the low abdominal scar is determined by the amount and location of loose skin. The reason Mini Tummy Tuck scars are shorter is because Mini Tummy Tuck patients tend to have less redundant skin for excision, not because the mini procedure can do what real Tummy Tuck can do through a smaller incision.
Working out your abs is a good idea. If you provides you enough improvement, great. This can help increase muscle tone, and weight loss can help reduce abdominal fat both inside and in front of the abdominal wall. This will also improve the results of a Tummy Tuck if you elect to proceed. Unfortunately, problems like skin and muscle wall laxity are anatomic problems that do not usually improve with exercise alone.
I recommend a full tummy tuck with muscle tightening for a flatter abdomen,this would give you the best result,consult with a board certified PS, best of luck!
Thank you for your question and the photos. I think that you are a better candidate fo a full Tummy tuck instead of only a mini. Best of luck
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Thank you for the 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!
#MiniTummyTuck #TummyTuck - Would I be a good candidate for a mini TT?
Based on your photos - and even the likelihood based on your history alone (3 pregnancies, C-Section) you will most likely "need" a full TT in order to get the results you want. A mini is a good procedure - but only for selected patients, and is effective far less often than many people wish. It does not address the excess skin/tissue above the BB, so you have to be pretty comfortable with leaving that alone, and also not having the abdominal wall tightened (which can only be done effectively with a full TT).
A Mommy Makeover can mean different things to different people, so it's better to be specific on the procedures you'd want, and then to make sure that you're not having too much surgery done at one time.
You should of course see a board-certified plastic surgeon in person for a full and complete assessment.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan EnglerMember of #RealSelf500
Would I be a good candidate for a mini TT?
When to consider a full vs mini tummy tuck
Full tummy tuck
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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