Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Right for You?

Mother and child relaxing and reading a book.Updated for 2019

If you’ve considered a tummy tuck but aren’t sure if you really need the full procedure, it’s worth exploring your abdominoplasty options.

For men and women who have loose, excess abdominal skin or separated ab muscles, a tummy tuck can restore the stomach for an improved overall appearance.

When weight loss, pregnancy, or other factors have impacted the stomach’s appearance, the portion of the stomach that’s affected will determine which type of tummy tuck is right for you.

What a Traditional Tummy Tuck Can Do

A full abdominoplasty will address the areas both above and below the belly button. During a traditional tummy tuck, Dr. Nein will remove and tighten excess skin and correct a protruding stomach by repairing the abdominal muscles.

The navel may be repositioned, and liposuction may also be used to target fatty deposits in the stomach area. If your stomach could benefit from comprehensive improvement both above and below the navel, the traditional tummy tuck is the procedure for you.

The Magic of a Mini Tummy Tuck

Some people’s problem areas are limited to below the navel.

If your stomach doesn’t have a pooched appearance and your main concern is a small amount of excess skin below the belly button, you may be a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck.

A mini tummy tuck may be appropriate for people who notice a small amount of sagging skin as a result of the aging process or who simply want to sculpt their already slim abdomen for a more pleasing outcome.

Because a mini tummy tuck requires fewer incisions than a traditional tummy tuck, the scars are minimal and recovery time may be reduced.

To find out if a mini tummy tuck may be right for you, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Nein who specializes in abdominoplasty.

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Updated for 2019. Traditional vs. mini tummy tuck. Nashville Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nein explains the differences.
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