Home|Blog | Should I Get a Full Tummy Tuck or a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Should I Get a Full Tummy Tuck or a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Physical changes to the midsection over time are extremely common for both men and women. Abdominal skin and muscles may become loose and fat pockets might settle into areas that can be difficult to banish. While a healthy diet and regular exercise may be effective for some individuals, others may find their bodies resistant to improvement as a result of the natural aging process, genetics, or other factors beyond their control. Fortunately, our board-certified plastic surgeon in Waldorf, Dr. Ayman R. Hakki, can help many patients achieve a flatter, firmer abdomen with long-term results by performing a tummy tuck procedure. Depending on the individual’s needs and aesthetic concerns in the abdominal region, Dr. Hakki can help determine if the patient should get a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck.

Read below to learn more about the differences and benefits of each procedure:

Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is performed in the higher to lower areas of the abdomen to tighten and repair loose or torn abdominal muscles and remove loose, excess skin. The remaining skin is pulled taut and redraped to produce a flatter, smoother look. In many cases, a full tummy tuck also involves the repositioning of the navel. Dr. Hakki is proficient in using his surgical skills to enhance the contours and firmness of the abdominal tissues, skin, and musculature for beautiful, natural-looking results.

Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck (mini abdominoplasty) targets the lower abdominal area to remove excess skin and fat pockets. This procedure can be especially helpful for those experiencing a protruding and/or lax appearance in the area below the belly button. With its focus on a more limited surgical area, Dr. Hakki finds that mini tummy tucks can be a bit less invasive, leading to a reduced recovery time and a smaller scar.

During a personal consultation, Dr. Hakki can assess the specific aesthetic concerns and evaluate the skin’s laxity and overall condition of the area. Dr. Hakki may also recommend combining liposuction as part of the treatment plan to achieve the most effective outcome.

To find out if you are a candidate for a full or mini tummy tuck, please contact Luxxery Boutique today.