Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery For Me?

Some patients have heard the term mini tummy tuck surgery but are unsure of what that is or if it is right for them. This abdominoplasty procedure is best for patients who have a limited amount of skin or fat excess in their lower abdomen (below their belly button). If the area above the belly button is relatively tight and without much fullness, then a full tummy tuck surgery may not be necessary.

The incision for the mini tummy tuck is about the length of a c-section incision and is low so it is well hidden. Other differences are that the belly button has no incision and the muscle layer is not tightened with a mini tummy tuck. However, most patients that need a tummy tuck surgery need a full tummy tuck. After childbirth or weight loss, the entire abdominal region is usually affected and anything less than a full abdominoplasty procedure will give suboptimal results. The full tummy tuck will remove significantly more tissue and it will tighten the abdominal muscle fascia. There is an incision around the belly button because the skin around it is redistributed. The incision is low and well hidden.

Liposuction can be combined with either kind of abdominoplasty procedure. Some liposuction is usually done as part of the procedure, but if an extensive amount is required in other areas, then you can discuss with your surgeon if this would be the best time to do this.

If you’re interested in a tummy tuck in El Paso, Dr. Reynolds and his knowledgeable, skilled staff at Reynolds Plastic Surgery will be happy to consult with you to see if you are a likely candidate. Out-of-state visitors and residents of El Paso with abdominoplasty needs can call or contact the office for more information at 915-532-6662.

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