"Mini" tummy-tucks may not fully address all abdominal issues

Posted by admin on Monday, May 25, 2009


"Mini" abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a term often used to comfort those who are apprehensive about surgery that their recovery will be less than that of a standard procedure.

Often "mini" implies that the entire procedure will not be done - i.e. shorter scar, less surgical dissection, less downtime, etc. as compared to a "standard" procedure.

However, a tummy tuck often requires addressing the entire abdomen, from xyphoid process (just below your sternum) to just above the pubic bone.

A mini-abdominoplasty often only addresses the lower abdomen, risking leaving the upper abdomen still bulging and less tight.

Ensure your Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon performs a complete examination of your belly, including evaluation of "rectus diastasis" (separation of the rectus abdominis muscles) that is common after pregnancy or weight gain.

A full abdominoplasty is usually what I recommend in order to correct the entire abdominal wall. This will ensure the best possible result is achieved, often with similar downtime and recovery to the "mini" operation.

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Spencer Tienzo said...

While diet and exercise remain the best way to lose weight and tighten skin, and also to feel good about your appearance, some people have trouble fully toning their abdominal area, no matter how fit they are. Other medical factors may also contribute to loose and sagging skin that can be removed with a tummy tuck.

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