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Tummy Tuck

Are You a Good Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks aren’t all created equal and what’s right for one person may not be best for another. A tummy tuck can improve the appearance of the abdomen by tightening loose skin, repairing loose abdominal muscles and removing excess fatty tissue. However, a mini tummy tuck offers a less extensive option for people who may not want or need a full tummy tuck.

Below the Belly Button

Mini tummy tucks work best for fewer than 5 percent of people who are considering getting a tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck focuses specifically on the lower abdomen, below the belly button. That’s why this option works best for individuals who feel confident about the appearance of their upper abdomens and only have minimal contouring needs.

A Mini Tummy Tuck for Mini Results

While a mini tummy tuck can deliver beautiful results in the right candidate, it’s best to bear in mind that a “mini” procedure will offer less noticeable and dramatic results than a full, or traditional, abdominoplasty. People with diastasis recti, noticeably baggy skin in their upper abdomen or persistent bulges of fat throughout their midsection may benefit the most from a full tummy tuck.

Is a Mini Right For Me?

A board-certified plastic surgeon can best help you determine if a mini or full tummy tuck will achieve your desired results. If your needs are more extensive than a mini procedure is suitable for, a full tummy tuck, with or without the addition of liposuction for added contouring, is more likely to give you the results you’re looking for.

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