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What’s the Difference Between a Mini and a Full Tummy Tuck?

Achieving a flat tummy can be incredibly difficult, if not impossible. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work out and how strict your diet is, problem area fat deposits just won’t subside. If you have been struggling to lose the tummy weight and are now considering alternative methods, no doubt you have looked into a tummy tuck.

There are two kinds of tummy tucks: mini and full procedures.

Our Westfield tummy tuck surgeons explain the difference between the two do you can decide which procedure is right for you.

Full Tummy Tuck

A regular tummy tuck targets the whole abdomen. Depending on the amount of tissue that will be removed, the procedure will take anywhere between two to four hours to complete. Recovery times can last from four to six weeks.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Instead of focusing on the entire abdomen, the mini tummy tuck targets the fat area under the belly button. Because the procedure is much smaller, it only lasts for one to two hours and complete recovery time usually occurs within one to three weeks.

If your weight tends to fluctuate or you plan on becoming pregnant in the future, these procedures may not be right for you.

It is important to remember that when deciding on a procedure, you should speak with a specialist before choosing. At Burnett Plastic Surgery, our Westfield tummy tuck surgeons can provide you the best insight and advice based on your specific needs, desires, and more. Our staff is highly trained and knowledgeable in weight-loss and muscle tightening procedures.

Want to learn more about the procedures we offer? Schedule a consultation today and find out which is the best procedure for you. A flatter, better tummy is just a phone call away—call today!

Carlos Burnett