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kristin31
Wentzville, MO

 
Mini versus full tummy tuck


What parameters make you a candidate for a mini? The cost and recovery time for a full are going to be hard to meet - I had twins and have a loose skin issue around the belly button (not overweight) Or does anything besides surgery work for skin tightening?

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drpousti


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La Jolla, CA
United States
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  Candidate for mini vs full tummy tuck
September 28, 2010 11:39 AM

Based on the information you provided, it sounds as though you would benefit significantly from a full(standard) tummy tuck vs. a mini. Candidates for a mini tummy tuck are very rare (more)
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drganchi


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Wayne, NJ
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  If you had twins and have loose skin around your belly button, get full tummy tuck
September 20, 2010 7:27 PM

Mini tummy tuck is almost never the right answer for a woman who has had kids. This is especially true if you have had twins and have loose skin around your belly button. In the end, you (more)
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drfuentes


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Tijuana, Mexico
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  Mini vs full tummy tuck
September 20, 2010 5:57 PM

For a patient who has minimal amount of skin excess in the abdomen, and good muscle tone, the mini tummy tuck will be better. For a patient with a considerable amount of skin excess (more (more)

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drgrossman


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New York, NY
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September 20, 2010 10:08 AM

It is unusual for someone to need a mini tuck after twin pregnancy. Full tummy tucks should not be as expensive as you think. Find some one who is reasonable and good.
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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September 20, 2010 5:14 AM

Photos would have been sooooo helpful. But from your description of having twins I suspect you need a full NOT a mini. Seek in person consultations from boarded surgeons in your area. (more)
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