Tummy tucks and scarring

Question: What are the instances when you can have a short scar rather than one from hip bone to hip bone from abdominoplasty?

Answer: The patients who are good candidates for short scars, i.e. mini abdominoplasties are those without much loose skin.  These are patients who might have a belly button hernia fixed or muscles tightened and some liposuction, but really do not have any hanging skin.  If there is any excess of skin, the scar and the size of the surgery has to be big enough to get rid of the loose skin, or else it is not really worth having the procedure.