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Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck- what’s right for me?

Tummy Tuck, Mini Tummy Tuck, Dr. Banks, Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Baltimore, MDTummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is a great solution to remove unwanted fat and skin from the abdominal area.  This body sculpting procedure also strengthens and pulls muscles together to create a smoother, more toned stomach.

There are two types of tummy tucks to choose from: a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck.  The most simple question to ask yourself when deciding whether or full or mini Tummy Tuck is right for you is: Are you happy with your belly button?  Mini Tummy Tucks tighten only the lower abdomen area, while a full Tummy Tuck tights and reshapes your lower abdomen, belly button, and upper abdomen.

A mini Tummy Tuck is a less invasive plastic surgery option and treats the minor pouching out of the lower belly.  If your muscles are already tight, but you have excess skin between the belly button and pubic bone, a mini Tummy Tuck is the perfect solution for you.  Women wanting to correct skin redundancy or the affect affects of a C-section often chose a mini Tummy Tuck.  While a mini Tummy Tuck leaves only minimal scarring, it will not correct stretch marks.  This procedure has a shorter recovery time than a full Tummy Tuck.

Women with unwanted fat and excess skin above the bully button are better off choosing a full Tummy Tuck.  This procedure is more invasive, yet it provides more dramatic results.   A full Tummy Tuck treats muscle separation and bulging of the upper abdomen, as well as getting rid of stretch marks.

Do you want a smoother, firmer abdomen?  Call (310) 880-7022 to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nia Banks at The Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in Lanham, Maryland.  Dr. Banks also serves the greater Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas.



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