Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck

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If you would like to achieve a more toned appearing, flatter abdomen, then you may benefit from a tummy tuck. This procedure is performed to remove loose, hanging skin, diminish excess fat from the abdominal region, and tighten abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can potentially produce dramatic results when performed on a suitable candidate.

Dr. Orringer creates an individualized abdominoplasty treatment plan based on your cosmetic and functional concerns and goals. Depending on your unique needs, he may recommend either a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. Whether full or a mini tummy tuck is performed will depend on a variety of factors, including the amount of excess skin and fat and your degree of muscle laxity.

A full tummy tuck involves more skin and fat removal and often tightens the lax muscles, both above and below the umbilicus. This involves a somewhat longer lower abdominal scar as well as a scar around the umbilicus, but will typically provide greater body contouring benefits than a more limited procedure.

A mini tummy tuck involves a shorter lower abdominal scar and does not result in a scar around the umbilicus. It is performed when the loose skin, excess fat and muscle laxity primarily involve the lower abdomen. Since it only addresses a smaller section of your abdominal region, you may experience a quicker recovery period and less scarring.

Liposuction of the abdominal wall often accompanies both a full and mini abdominoplasty. This can potentially provide additional body contouring benefits, especially if you have pockets of fat in areas which have been resistant to diet and exercise efforts.

Please contact Dr. Jay Orringer at the Renaissance Medical Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Inc. using the form on this page or call 310-273-1663 today to schedule your tummy tuck consultation. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Hollywood, California, nationally and internationally.

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