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Mini Tummy Tuck or Full Tummy Tuck?

Sexy young woman midriff belly in denim jeans shorts and crop topAbdominoplasty, better known as tummy tuck surgery, sculpts and enhances the abdomen, resulting in a firmer, slimmer body contour. During a tummy tuck, excess skin is removed, and any damage to the underlying musculature is repaired, producing a revitalized core. Dr. Renato Calabria has fine-tuned his tummy tuck procedure by developing a technique that minimizes scarring and delivers paramount results. Dr. Calabria offers two types of abdominoplasty, mini tummy tuck and full tummy tuck, to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient.

Candidates for Mini Tummy Tuck

Ideal candidates for a mini tummy tuck have cosmetic imperfections below the belly button that are resistant to diet and exercise. Some would describe the bothersome belly protrusion as a “pooch,” and it is often caused by a combination of skin laxity, stubborn pockets of fat, and stretched abdominal muscles.

What to Expect

  • Epidural anesthesia
  • One to two hours of surgery time
  • Improvement of the lower abdomen only
  • One to three weeks of recovery

Candidates for Full Tummy Tuck

Ideal candidates for a full tummy tuck have aesthetic issues from above the belly button to the pubic area. During a full tummy tuck, an incision is created around the belly button and along the lower abdomen to remove excess tissue and tighten the remaining skin as well as the abdominal muscles.

What to Expect

  • Epidural anesthesia
  • One to four hours of surgery time
  • Improvement of the upper and lower abdomen
  • Two to four weeks of recovery