The Difference Between A Mini Tummy Tuck (Mini-Abdominoplasty) & Tummy Tuck

October 18th, 2022 | Categories: Tummy Tuck

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In the quest to achieve a trim, toned figure, people have often chosen to undergo a tummy tuck (actually called abdominoplasty) or a mini tummy tuck surgery.

We receive many inquiries at our Newport Beach clinic in California from people who want to know more about these procedures. Dr. Zelken, a board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in both procedures and will gladly assist you with any questions that you may have.

What Is A Full Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?

A full tummy tuck is when your surgeon tightens the muscles in your abdomen and removes the excess skin and fat from the area. This procedure is often combined with liposuction depending on the amount of fat being removed. The belly button retains its original appearance when moved to its new position.

The benefits of a full tummy tuck include:

  • Increased abdominal support reduces back pain
  • Straighter posture
  • Removal of stretch marks (if they are within the operated area)
  • Alleviated pain from hernias

What Is A Mini Tummy Tuck (Mini-Abdominoplasty)?

A mini tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes skin and/or fat from the lower abdomen with no, or limited, muscle tightening.

The benefits of a mini tummy tuck (mini-abdominoplasty) are:

  • Like C-section scars, are easily concealed
  • No need for general anesthesia
  • Nearly painless
  • Less downtime

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Tummy Tuck in Newport Beach?

The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who has an excessive amount of loose skin and/or fat above their belly button with abdominal muscles that are physically or visibly weakened. A good example of this are moms who have finished having their children and want to restore their figure to what it once was.

Mini tummy tucks are recommended for those who still have a desirable figure but have an excessive amount of loose skin beneath their belly button.

Visit Dr. Zelken for His Expert Opinion On Tummy Tucks!

Dr. Zelken will be able to tell you which procedure he believes is right for you. Stop by for a consultation at our Newport office or give us a call at (949) 432-4730 for more information.

We look forward to assisting you with your tummy tuck requirements!

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