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Full Tummy Tuck v/s Mini Tummy Tuck

Dr. Hochstein answers your questions on breast augmentation, and all other breast surgeries including breast lifts, and breast reduction. Dr. Hochstein also specializes in tummy tucks.

Full Tummy Tuck v/s Mini Tummy Tuck

Postby gagirl66 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:01 am

Can you explain to me the difference in procedures? Do you perform any lipo with a min tummy tuck?

After having 2 kids, I know I have some muscle separation and very little sagging skin. Would I qualify for a mini tummy tuck?
BA done on 2/17/09 MTT/MR scheduled for 3/4/10 with Dr. Hochstein
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Postby Dr.Hochstein » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:57 am

The main difference between a mini and a full is the amount of skin removed and the amount of muscle tightening. In a mini you should have minimal muscle seperation above the umbilicus and good skin tone above the umbilicus. If either of those two is absent a full TT would be required. This has become a much better and easier operation now that pain pumps are used. If you like you can e-mail me some pictures and we can do a phone consult.
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