The goal of a tummy tuck is to slim and tighten the midsection. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck tightens loose skin and the stomach’s underlying muscle structure. When considering a tummy tuck, it is important to understand the differences between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck.
Where does the difference lie?
Describing the differences between the two, Dr. Mouchantat says, “a mini tummy tuck would tighten and remove excess skin only in the lower abdomen and tighten the lower abdominal muscles,” while “a full abdominoplasty would tighten the whole abdomen”.
“If you are expecting a perfectly flat tummy then you might consider a full tummy tuck”—Dr. Mouchantat
Which is right for you?
Working with you, Dr. Mouchantat will help you make the decision based on “ a good physical exam to assess how much skin laxity there is and how far up the belly your muscle wall laxity goes”.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mouchantat. Together, you can “discuss what will make you happy”.