Mini tummy tuck vs. full tummy tuck.


I love the idea of a mini tummy tuck, but I don’t want to be disappointed by the results if I’m going to go to the trouble of having surgery. How do I know if this would be sufficient for me or if I need a full tummy tuck?


A full tummy tuck is more about removing a lot of loose skin, whereas a mini tummy tuck is more about tightening the muscles, maybe doing a little bit of liposuction, and tightening the skin down below the belly button and the pubic area. If there is a secere loose skin problem, then a mini tummy tuck would be a waste of time.

In all honesty, you really need to see a plastic surgeon who has got a lot of experience with both of these, because this is really a clinical judgment area, and I think it is one of the trickier decisions in body contouring.