With the three types of tummy tuck, it can be difficult to determine which one will meet your goals. Ultimately, the best way to find out which tummy tuck will best suit your needs is to schedule a consultation with a Seattle plastic surgeon. Most patients qualify for a full or mini tummy tuck. Most would prefer the mini because it involves a minimal scar, but a full tummy tuck will often provide better results. What’s the best way to tell: do I need a full or mini tummy tuck?
The main difference between a full and mini tummy tuck is that a full tummy tuck addresses the skin and muscles above the belly button. The mini tummy tuck only corrects structures below the belly button. Therefore, if you need skin removed or muscle plication above the belly button, a full tummy tuck will likely provide the most benefit.
If you do not have diastasis recti and only need skin removed along the lower abdomen, a mini tummy tuck can certainly achieve this. With a shorter incision than the other abdominoplasty options, a mini tummy tuck is often a widely sought after procedure.
At a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, he will examine your unique anatomy and medical history. This will allow him to determine which tummy tuck will meet your cosmetic goals. To schedule a consultation at Seattle Plastic Surgery, call us at 206-324-1120. You can also reach us online using our contact form, Price Simulator™, or chat.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.