When you’re considering a tummy tuck, you have two options: go big or go home. OK, not really. But between a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck, sometimes it’s better to lean in and go for the real deal. The mini tummy tuck isn’t for everyone, you know. Here’s how to work out what’s right for you if you think you need a tummy tuck.
Make it Mini…
A mini tummy tuck can be beneficial for someone who only has loose skin below the belly button. The surgery is, well, a mini version of a full-on tummy tuck in that it only deals with this one specific area. Because of that, recovery time can be reduced, but so is the overall effect of the tummy tuck.
…Or Go All Out
The mini tummy tuck isn’t right for everyone, however. If you’ve got a lot of loose skin or if it’s in your middle and lower abdomen, you’re going to have to go big. In a full tummy tuck, the loose skin can be removed, the muscles can be tightened and you can often combine it with liposuction for the ultimate results.
You don’t have to go for the fun-sized candy bar of tummy tucks just because there’s a quicker recovery. Sometimes, the king-sized is just what you’re looking for.