Mini Tummy Tuck vs Full Tummy Tuck


There are several tools a trained cosmetic surgeon can use to create the ideal abdominal contour. Dr. Mowlavi utilizes the High Definition Liposuction body scale to determine how to transform a patient to a perfect 9 or 10. When it comes to a mini tummy tuck vs full tummy tuck, there are a few different factors one must consider. First of all, you must appreciate the location and amount of skin redundancy. A mini tummy tuck is used to remove mild to moderate skin amounts of excess skin located below the belly button. A full tummy tuck will allow a surgeon to address the excess skin above the belly button as well. The other major factor in a mini tummy tuck vs full tummy tuck decision is the patient’s muscle tone and quality. A mini tuck does not allow a surgeon to tighten a patient’s muscles. Please examine the mini tummy tuck vs full tummy tuck patient before and after photos below to appreciate the preoperative examination required to detail out your ideal surgery.

The major advantage to qualifying for a mini tummy tuck is that Dr. Mowlavi can simultaneously use VASER liposuction of the surrounding areas to provide remarkable results with his expertise in waistline narrowing and abdominal etching. However, if a full tuck is necessary, you would need to complete the procedure in a staged fashion and wait for the tucking procedure to heal prior to VASER liposuction. To find out how to look your best, book a free consultation with Dr. Mowlavi today.

42 year old female 2 months following mini tummy tuck, and liposuction of the abdomen and flanks. Patient notes dramatic decrease in abominal girth with decrease of 2 sizes in her waist line.

47 year old female 8 months following full tummy tuck surgery with muscle plication and liposuction of lateral thighs. Please note the excess skin above the belly button prior to surgery.

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