Full vs Mini Tummy Tuck

When is a Full Tummy Tuck Necessary?

Tummy tuck surgery can remove excess fat and loose or sagging skin from the belly and surrounding areas. With the removal of loose skin, stretch marks can also often be eliminated, helping to produce a smoother and more toned appearance.

Mini tummy tuck surgery stops there and is an attractive solution for people interested in restoring definition to the midsection of the body, but who have not experienced diastasis recti. A full tummy tuck will provide a better solution for those who have experienced the separation of abdominal muscles.

During full tummy tuck surgery, separated abdominal muscles are reattached and firmed. This helps to tone and trim the waistline and firm the abdominal core. It can also assist in reducing chronic back pain and may prevent certain types of hernias.

Diastasis recti is common following multiple pregnancies and may also occur in individuals who have gained and lost a significant amount of weight. For these reasons, a full tummy tuck is often included in mommy makeovers and post-bariatric body contouring procedures.

How do I Know What’s Best for My Body?

If you have excess fat and skin around your belly, consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to learn which type of procedure is right for your needs. In some cases, liposuction alone may be sufficient to produce desirable outcomes. In others, lift and tuck procedures will create the best aesthetic.

Dr. Jayesh Panchal is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. If you are committed to learning which option will help you reach your goals, he encourages you to get in touch and schedule your initial consultation, where he can evaluate your areas of concern and help you choose the best option.

Dr. Panchal is a former Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Oklahoma, the recipient of numerous awards, and has been recognized by Super Doctors as a top plastic surgeon in Oklahoma. If you are considering tummy tuck surgery, please call our Edmond office at 405-340-9949 or our Norman office at 405-310-6767 to schedule your initial consultation today. We welcome patients from Oklahoma City and throughout the state.

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