Mini tummy tuck pictures before and after

The decision of which type of tummy tuck as well as incision length is mainly determined by how much excess skin as well as laxity that one has.

I believe that the mini tummy tuck has limited utility as it really only addresses a small amount of skin and soft tissue of the lower abdomen.

Given your photos, I think that your results would be much better and you would be much more satisfied with a full tummy tuck, which will address the excess skin and soft tissue from your pubis to above your belly button as well as better contour/tighten your abdominal wall and flanks.

Discuss this with your plastic surgeon who will discuss the procedures and assist you in determining which is the right decision for you.

Mini tummy tuck pictures before and after surgery image

For a wonderful result – you appear to be a great candidate for this procedure! Look at mini tummy tuck pictures before and after to choose!(Lewis Albert Andres, MD, Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon)

A mini tummy tuck is seldom indicated.

You’re definitely not a candidate for a mini tummy tuck. You will get a good result from a full abdominoplasty although the incision across the lower abdomen is lengthy. (Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)

Choice of tummy tuck

If you have skin laxity in both the upper and lower abdomen, and a folded-over belly button appearance. Your side view photo shows a lot of skin excess.

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This situation could only be fixed with a full tummy tuck. Unfortunately, a mini tummy tuck would not be powerful enough for you, and would leave a lot uncorrected. (Thomas Fiala, MD, Orlando Plastic Surgeon)

Full or extended tummy tuck

The length of the incision should be determined by the amount of skin laxity. Of course, the surgeon and patient can choose whatever incision length is desired but the amount of loose skin is really the only truth in determining the incision length.

If the incision is kept very low, symmetric, and thin, you will not mind a longer incision with a tighter, flatter, and smoother abdominal contour. Therefore, a full tummy tuck is by far and away a better choice than a mini tummy tuck.

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Take a look at the before and after photo link below of one of my patients and your will see that even patients with far less skin laxity benefit from a full tummy tuck. (Remus Repta, MD, Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon)

Full tummy tuck will give best result

Based on your loose skin and amount of weight loss, you would certainly need a full tummy tuck or even a Fleur di Lis tummy tuck (which also has a vertical scar). It appears you have horizontal and vertical skin laxity which sometimes a traditional tummy tuck can not address.

Consult with a few plastic surgeons or see mini tummy tuck pictures before and after for an exam in person which will make the decision easier for you. (William Bruno, MD, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)