What type of tummy tuck do i need? Does i need mini?
Mini Tummy Tuck or Full Tuck?
Over internet even with excellent posted photos very hard to be specific!
My guess is either extended mini TT with mid/upper abdomen lipo or just lipo . (Darryl J. Blinski, MD, Miami Plastic Surgeon)
Full tummy tuck with muscle reconstruction
Based on this description and the photographs it appears that the best operation for you would be a full tummy tuck with muscle reconstruction. I was devastated I would recommend a full tummy tuck for you. It will give complete access to your abdominal wall.
The mini is very restrictive. because only gives access to the lower abdominal wall muscles. classic surgeons. (Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
Evaluating your pictures you are a good candidate for a full tummy tuck , mini procedures have very limit indications and are very specific , in the lateral view pictures is very evident you have a full laxity of your abd since the top to bottom , and fascial laxity and extra skin are the correct indications for a full abdominoplasty (Cynthia Disla, MD, Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon)
A mini abdominoplasty tightens skin only in the lower part of the abdomen although some fat can be removed. Most patients need some tightening of the upper abdomen so the mini is done much less often. The only way to know is in consultation with a surgeon who does both. (Richard Baxter, MD, Seattle Plastic Surgeon)
While consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is best, with physical examination at the time of the consultation, you are ideally a candidate for lateral tension abdominoplasty.
Few patients are ideal candidates for mini abdominoplasty. Unfortunately, if you undergo a mini abdominoplasty you will likely have mini results. (Kevin Tehrani, MD, FACS, New York Plastic Surgeon)
It looks like you have significant laxity above the belly button as well. You may want to get another opinion from a board certified plastic surgeon in your area who can discuss the differences of the procedures and benefits. (Rick Rosen, MD, Norwalk Plastic Surgeon)
in your case by the degree of abdominal sagging, the presence of stretch marks, lipodystrophy, belly button low incersión, muscle weakness in the abdominal wall, you’re a perfect candidate for a full tummy tuck With lipo, to achieve optimal aesthetic results and define your waist, gives us a better appearance and optimal body modeling that meets your needs. (Eugenio Lapaix Vargas, MD, Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon)
There is almost never an indication for a mini tummy tuck.
you should expect a good result from a well executed conventional abdominoplasty. There is no role for a mini abdominoplasty with your aesthetic problems. (Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
Full Tummy Tuck to achieve the BEST result
You are a wonderful candidate for a Full Tummy Tuck in order to get rid of the saggy skin and I will highly recommend a nice and tight muscle repair in order to achieve a very small and tapered waist which will make your body look very curvaceous and some liposuction will only complete your curvy shape. (Laura Carmina Cardenas, MD, Mexico Plastic Surgeon)
Based solely on your photos, you look like you would most likely need a full tummy tuck with liposuction for the best results. Mini tummy tucks yield mini results. Mini tummy tucks are useful in a very small portion of patients, most benefit from a full tummy tuck. (Luis H. Macias, MD, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)