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Mini Tummy Tuck VS Full Tummy Tuck

There are several options open to patients that want to improve the appearance of their abdomen. The best possible choice for you will be determined during an initial consultation with your plastic surgeon.

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What is the desired outcome from a Mini Tummy Tuck?

The desired outcome and aim from both a ‘mini tummy tuck’ and a ‘full abdominoplasty’ is the same – to create a tighter, flatter stomach. If you don’t have much excess fat and skin around the belly, but are looking to have your lower abdominal muscles tightened, then a ‘mini tummy tuck’ would probably be the best option for you. A ‘full abdominoplasty’ is advised as an appropriate procedure for those that require treatment for muscle separation both above and below the belly button; patients that need lots of excess skin and fat removed are also suitable for a ‘full tummy tuck’.

Abdominoplasty advice from your Plastic Surgeon

We asked Mr Hassan Shaaban:

When would you advise a patient to go for a Mini Tummy Tuck instead of a Full Abdominoplasty?

“Mini tummy tuck is an ideal operation to improve the lower half of the abdomen, below the umbilicus. I often see patients with a slight fat bulge or small lax skin fold below the belly button. Other candidates may come to me with very obvious surgical scars, with or without weak underlying muscles as a result of surgery, most probably a Caesarean section. When I perform ‘mini abdominoplasty’, I aim for removal of any excess fat and skin, tighten up the muscles and leave a much smaller scar, compared to full abdominoplasty. The scar is slightly longer than that of caesarean scar but well hidden under the bikini line. Also, there is no scar around the belly button as there is no need to mobilise it. Such a limited surgery produces good results with highly satisfied patients.” Mr Hassan Shaaban, Consultant Plastic Surgeon.

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