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Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck for a Slimmer, Toned Abdomen

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The Mini Tummy Tuck

When it comes to a tummy tuck vs mini tummy tuck procedure, some patients choose to get a full tummy tuck, and others only get a mini tummy tuck. Although the names of these procedures are almost identical, they’re used to treat different problems. Generally speaking, a full tummy tuck is going to provide the best results.

This procedure works best for minor pouching of the belly. Unlike a full tummy tuck, this procedure is designed mostly for muscle tightening, and for maximum results, it should be combined with other procedures.

A mini tummy tuck has its limitations. That is why most people opt to get a full tummy tuck when deciding between a tummy tuck vs mini tummy tuck procedure.

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The Full Tummy Tuck

This procedure is designed to treat loose skin, excess fat and loose abdominal muscles. Unlike the mini tummy tuck, this procedure typically consists of skin and tissue removal and muscle repair. Since a large amount of skin is removed, a full tummy tuck has the potential to even eliminate stretch marks and give you a slimmer, toned abdomen.

Tummy Tuck vs Mini Tummy Tuck

After pregnancy or major weight loss, the muscles and skin within the belly can become stretched and loose. Unfortunately, these issues aren’t easily corrected with exercising and dieting, and in most cases, cosmetic surgery is the only effective option.

Both procedures can help improve the appearance of your midsection, but there are some important differences between the procedures. A full tummy tuck tends to produce more dramatic results, since a larger portion is worked on. With a mini tummy tuck procedure, there is less access to the components of the midsection that need to be changed.

The amount of correction available from each procedure is also different, and a traditional tummy tuck tends to be better for tightening loose muscles and skin. A mini tummy tuck can only tighten the skin and muscle within the lower belly. A traditional tummy tuck is also different because it involves the removal and/or relocation of the belly button.

If you want a slimmer, toned abdomen, talk to the team at the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery to see if a tummy tuck can benefit you. This procedure may be just what you’ve been looking for to get the body you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Timonium.

Dr. Beverly Fischer

Dr. Beverly A. Fischer, a leading female surgeon with over 20 years' experience, believes plastic surgery makes a profound difference in people’s lives.