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momandwife
Sparks, NV

 
Mini Tummy Tuck
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I have a very minor amount of skin under the belly button and above the pubic bone, not really baggy, just a slight chubby area and a little skin wrinkling from losing weight. I do not want to do a full tummy tuck, my stomach muscles seem to be okay. Are they worth it? Does the belly button have to be moved? how long in the scar typically?

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drpousti


Plastic surgeon
La Jolla, CA
United States
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  Candidates for mini tummy tuck
January 7, 2011 2:15 PM

Based on the information you provided, you sound like an ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck vs. a full (standard) tummy tuck procedure. Not many women are good candidates for this (more)
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samir


Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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  Mini abdominoplasty
January 7, 2011 11:52 AM

Miniabdominoplasty deals with the excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen, below the belly button.
It does not improve or change skin laxity in the upper abdomen, above the belly button. (more)
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drpensler


Plastic surgeon
Chicago, IL
United States
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  mini tuck vs full
January 7, 2011 7:52 AM

A mini tummy tuck has a small incision with a small amout of skin removed relative to a larger full abdominoplasty incision. As with most elective cosmetic surgery trade offs are evaluated (more)
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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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January 7, 2011 3:27 AM

From your excellent description I feel you are a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck with or without lipo. But to answer the additional questions a photo would be extremely helpful. No (more)
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drredou


Plastic surgeon
vienna, VA
United States
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January 6, 2011 11:29 AM

It realy depends on your anatomy. If you have just fat collection and skin laxity of the lower abdomen, than liposuction and skin excision is sufficient. If the muscle is lax as well, than (more)
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drgrossman


Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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January 6, 2011 10:15 AM

In most mini tucks the belly button is not moved. You should provide a photo for best advice.
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