When researching tummy tuck options, many people come across information about the mini tummy tuck and wonder if this less-involved procedure could be right for them. While there are benefits to both a mini and full tummy tuck, the right procedure for you will depend on your specific goals and anatomy. Learn more about the pros, cons and differences between a mini and full tummy tuck here.
How to Know If a Mini or Full Tummy Tuck Is Right For You
One of the main benefits of a mini tummy tuck is that the procedure itself is less complicated and recovery is typically faster than with a full tummy tuck. However, the drawback to a mini tummy tuck is that it only addresses loose skin located below the belly button. Thus, if loose or excess skin both above and below the belly button is a concern for you, a full abdominoplasty is likely the more appropriate option.Liposuction is often included in both a mini and full tummy tuck procedure.
Weighing the Cost of a Mini vs. Full Tummy Tuck
Because it is less involved than a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck is going to cost less. The exact cost of a mini vs. full tummy tuck will vary by location, plastic surgeon and your specific needs.
However, if a mini tummy tuck is not able to give you the full results you want, it would be better to save the extra money for a full abdominoplasty, rather than get a mini tummy tuck now and decide to get a revision surgery down the road.
If you still have questions about your tummy tuck options or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, call our Sacramento office today at 916-983-9895 or contact us online.