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We've all been taught as plastic surgeons that there are two types of tummy tucks, there's a mini tummy tuck and there's a full tummy tuck, where in fact, there are many, many in-between tummy tucks, between the mini and the full. Now, the mini tummy tuck involves a small incision in the lower abdomen, and tightening just up to the belly button. And the full tummy tuck involves a hip-to-hip incision, where the incision is usually longer and it's a little bit higher up. The in-between tummy tucks, such as the hybrid tummy tuck that we do in our practice involves a small incision in the lower abdomen and full tightening of the deep layer or the fascia. Now any woman who's had kids can tell you that the bulge does not stop at the belly button. So therefore, the mini tummy tuck is not a great option for most people who have had children.

There are also other in-between tummy tucks between the hybrid and the full tummy tuck, there's the modified hybrid and the modified full. So luckily, women have a lot of options now. They don't just have the mini tummy tuck and the full tummy tuck anymore.

Are the Mini and Full Tummy Tuck My Only Options?

Dr. Brent Moelleken notes that there are in fact several options in between mini and full tummy tucks in order to get the most out of your procedure.