The Difference Between a Mini and a Full Tummy TuckMany people get confused between a mini and a full tummy tuck. The difference can be confusing! Many people believe that the term “mini” means shorter, but actually the medical definition of a mini tummy tuck refers to removing skin in the lower abdomen without incising around the belly button or tightening the muscles around the belly button.

A full, or standard, tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin or fat. This will take place approximately from the pubic bone all the way to the navel. It will also help tighten the abdominal muscles above and below the belly button. This will achieve a flatter and firmer stomach.

This technique is performed using a low-lying incision that can easily be concealed with a bathing suit or underwear. Although the length of the incision will depend on the needs of the patient, it is typically fairly short.

The difference between a mini and full tummy tuck is very important to understand in order to achieve the results that you want. Make sure that you do research prior to having a consultation with a surgeon. Although a surgeon will give you great advice and information, it’s important to know what you are looking for and understand how a surgeon will be able to help you prior to your consultation.

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