Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck: Which is the right procedure for you

Are you unhappy with your post-pregnancy tummy or the effects of aging on your abdomen? Do you want to get rid of your unwanted tummy rolls? If so, a tummy tuck surgery might be the right solution for you!

The demand for a Full and Mini Tummy Tuck in Manchester is on the rise with many women looking to achieve a more toned and sculpted abdomen. However, the choice between a full and mini tummy tuck can be at times tough; so, it is of utmost importance to understand, what to expect from each procedure
before you go under the knife.

This blog post will explore the differences between full and mini tummy tucks, as well as the factors that should be considered while deciding which procedure is right for you. So, let’s get started!

What does a Tummy Tuck do? 

As your body changes throughout your life, so does your tummy. Pregnancy and age can both, cause the skin on your stomach to stretch and sag. A tummy tuck also known as abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, as well as repositions muscles and tissues underneath the skin, resulting in a contoured and toned midsection.

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, there are a lot of options to choose from. One of the most popular procedures is a tummy tuck. Here is a breakdown of two different forms of a tummy tuck:

Full Tummy Tuck: A full tummy tuck, also called a complete abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that addresses the entire abdominal area. This procedure is recommended for patients who have a large amount of excess skin and fat, as well as for patients who require major correction of loose or stretched abdominal muscles.

Mini Tummy Tuck:The mini tummy tuck is the most popular option for many people in Manchester due to its less invasive nature and shorter recovery time. This type of surgery can be a great option for those who are not ready or do not want to commit to a full tummy tuck. It is ideal for patients who have a small
amount of excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen.

Both procedures can provide excellent results but the type of procedure that is right for you, will depend on your individual goals and needs.

Full vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: How do they differ? 

Although both the procedures, a mini and full tummy tuck can remove excess skin and tighten abdominal muscles, they do differ in certain ways. Let us go over the key differences between the two procedures to help you make a decision based on your individual needs.

Incision Length: Full tummy tucks involves a hip-to-hip incision, placed very low on the abdomen to facilitate greater access. Incisions in a mini tummy tuck are shorter but they are more suitable for patients who require less correction.

Viable correction level: A full tummy tuck tightens the skin and repairs the abdominal muscles from the ribs down to the pubis. Those with excess muscle laxity in the upper abdomen will see a dramatic improvement in their abdomen’s appearance, with a slimmer contoured look.

In contrast, a mini tummy tuck only tightens the skin and muscles below the belly button. Those with excess skin and laxity confined just to the lower abdomen are very satisfied with the mini tummy tuck results, particularly if their upper abdominal muscles are already well contoured.

Belly Button Placement: As part of full tummy tuck, the existing belly button is re-sited. Unlike a traditional tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck removes less skin overall, so the belly button does not need to be re-sited, which means the possibility of scars around the belly is very low.

Recovery Time: Due to the fact that the surgery itself requires less correction, a Mini Tummy Tuck Recovery time is short compared to a full tummy tuck. However, it is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions for faster recovery.

Full or Mini Tummy Tuck: Which one is right for you? 

So, as you become more familiar with the procedures, you will probably now be able to determine which one best aligns with your cosmetic goals. The decision of whether to get a full or mini tummy tuck is a personal one that completely depends on your individual goals and concerns.

In general, a mini tummy tuck is best suited for people with a protruding pooch below the navel. It is very effective at addressing lax muscles and flabby skin below your belly button. You will get a flatter, more contoured tummy that looks great in fitted clothes and swimwear with this less invasive procedure.

On the contrary, if you have excess sagging skin both above and below your navel, that does not respond to diet and exercise, then a Full Tummy Tuck is right for you. It is often recommended for women whose skin has been stretched by several pregnancy cycles. Overall, this procedure can provide result in a
flatter and firmer abdominal contour.

However, any of these procedures should not be chosen by women who intend to get pregnant again or who are still losing weight. Ultimately, the best way to determine which type of tummy tuck is right for you is to arrange a consultation with Mr. Oudit, our highly-experienced and senior consultant plastic surgeon at My Cosmetic Clinic in Manchester. During your consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your individual case and determine which type of tummy tuck will give you the best results.

 Why Choose My Cosmetic Clinic? 

If you are considering a full or mini tummy tuck in Manchester, then you should definitely consider My Cosmetic Clinic. We make sure that every aspect of your treatment is tailored to meet your individual needs and expectations. Dr Deemesh Oudit at MCC is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in
tummy tucks, Mummy Makeovers,Liposuction, and various other body contouring procedures.

At MCC, we will work with you to determine which tummy tuck is right for you. We will take into consideration your goals, your budget and your overall health. No matter which procedure you choose, you can be confident that you will be in good hands with the experienced team at MCC. View our Tummy
Tuck before and after photos to get an idea of the potential results.

If you are considering a mini tummy tuck in Manchester and would like to explore your options, schedule a quick consultation with us. Give us a call on 0161 989 1234 for further information. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you achieve your goals.