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Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck

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A firm, flat, and aesthetically pleasing stomach is everyone’s ultimate desire.

A flat and well-defined stomach is at the top of every women's list.

A full tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck surgery can achieve this goal, with minimal scarring and a quick recovery period.

This physical feature is hard to achieve on your own, especially after women go through childbearing or even when men and women undergo extreme weight loss.

A mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck, depending on your needs, can solve your body concerns, and give you the boost of confidence you are searching for.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Renato Calabria can answer your body concern issues with a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck surgery that both result in minimal scarring and long-lasting results.

What Is the Difference Between a Mini Tummy Tuck and Full Tummy Tuck?

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck improves the lower belly with less extensive surgery.

This surgery is for people who are bothered by their pooch (loose skin below the belly button).

Lower belly loose skin is caused by a combination of skin laxity, stubborn pockets of fat, and stretched abdominal muscles.

Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck improves the upper and lower abdomen with a more involved surgery.

This surgery is key for people who are bothered by roundness or excess skin folds above and below the belly button.

A full tummy tuck improves the appearance of the abdominal wall.

What Is the Surgical Process for a Mini Tummy Tuck and Full Tummy Tuck?

Mini Tummy Tuck

  • Takes one to two hours
  • Targets lower abdomen and the pubic area
  • Epidural anesthesia
  • Incision is across the lower abdomen
  • Addresses stretched muscles

Full Tummy Tuck

  • Takes one to four hours
  • Targets upper and lower abdomen and the pubic area
  • Epidural anesthesia
  • Incision across lower abdomen and within the naval area
  • Addresses stretched muscles

What Is the Recovery Process for Mini Tummy Tuck and Full Tummy Tuck?

Mini Tummy Tuck

The recovery process is one to three weeks. You can expect to feel sore and comfortable the first few weeks after the surgery.

Dr. Calabria’s abdomino-advancing-plasty technique reduces the amount of scarring that results after tummy tuck surgery.

Full Tummy Tuck

The recovery process is two to four weeks.

The majority of tummy tucks can be performed as outpatient procedures, and patients go home a few hours after surgery.

Liposuction, a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat from the body, can be combined with tummy tuck surgery to target excess fat.

What Is the Cost for a Mini Tummy Tuck and Full Tummy Tuck?

The average cost of a tummy tuck is $6,253, according to 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Have More Questions?

To learn more about your mini tummy tuck and full tummy tuck options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Calabria today! He has offices in Beverly Hills (call 310-879-1488), Rancho Mirage (call 760.836.0077), and Rome (call 39.349.4662323) or you can fill out our online contact form.