A Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen.
Have you lost a large amount of weight but you’re still unsatisfied with your appearance due to saggy or loose abdominal skin? Abdominoplasty may be the right option for you. Did you know that there are actually two different types of tummy tucks?
Continue reading to learn about the differences between them.
Regular Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck
A regular tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck are both surgical procedures, which require a patient to undergo anesthesia. However, a mini tummy tuck is far less invasive as it requires a much smaller incision.
Complete abdominoplasty is well-suited for people who want to remove excess skin and who will also benefit from abdominal muscle repair. The full tummy tuck utilizes an incision below the navel, which extends from hip to hip. This procedure takes care of excess skin and abdominal stretch marks.
The mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, is better suited for people who want to eliminate the bulging or pouching of fat located on the lower abdominal, pubic region. While this procedure offers less skin tightening and does not remove stretch marks, it is less invasive, which allows scarring to be more easily hidden.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The mini tummy tuck is great for:
- Mothers who do not plan on having any more children
- People who consistently diet and exercise but are still not satisfied with their appearance
- People who have undergone significant weight loss and plan to remain at or near their current weight
At Preserve your Pretty Skin and Body, we want to provide you with lasting results, so you remain satisfied with your body. As a result, we typically only recommend this procedure for people who are committed to diet and exercise.
Other factors may affect whether or not a person is an ideal candidate for this procedure, but the best way to find out if a mini tummy tuck is right for you is by booking a consultation with Dr. Myla.
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She takes the time to review her patients’ medical history and to listen to her patients’ questions and concerns. Her goal is to always ensure surgery is the right option for her patients before proceeding.
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