A mini tummy tuck is similar to a normal tummy tuck procedure, but it does not require a long incision like a tummy tuck does, and an incision around the navel can be avoided. A mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, is more invasive than an endoscopic tummy tuck but still less invasive than other forms of abdominoplasty.
A mini tummy tuck is a procedure best suited to patients who have minimal excess skin, very good skin tone, and some weakness of the abdominal wall below the belly button. Classically, the patient who can undergo this procedure is the one who works out a lot but has some minor muscle weakness below the belly button and is unable to get rid of this localized fat and weakness of muscles.
The length of the mini tummy tuck scar is shorter, normally measuring around 15 cm. Plication or repair of the muscle is performed below the belly button. A mini tummy-tuck is a tailoring technique that includes the tightening of the lower abdomen area only, and it has nothing to do with navel replacement.
Only after a thorough physical exam would I be able to determine whether you are a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck. Probably 98% of my tummy tucks are full tummy tucks. Only rarely is a mini tummy tuck indicated. If you have very loose skin, history of pregnancy, or you are overweight, then most likely you will need a full tummy tuck.
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