10 doctors weighed in:
Does a mini tummy tuck remove stretch marks or not?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A mini tummy tuck will remove the stretch marks that are inside the margin of tissue removal.
Stretch marks outside of this area will remain.

In brief: Yes
A mini tummy tuck will remove the stretch marks that are inside the margin of tissue removal.
Stretch marks outside of this area will remain.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes but limited amnt
Yes but this will be limited to the vertical skin from about 4 inches below the belly button to the pubic hairline and horizontally as far as you desire up, to a procedure known as a skin only circumferential belt dermolipectomy.
This may not be the best procedure for you but everyone's body's differs in it's response to pregnancy or weight gain/loss. So meet with an experienced plastic surgeon!

In brief: Yes but limited amnt
Yes but this will be limited to the vertical skin from about 4 inches below the belly button to the pubic hairline and horizontally as far as you desire up, to a procedure known as a skin only circumferential belt dermolipectomy.
This may not be the best procedure for you but everyone's body's differs in it's response to pregnancy or weight gain/loss. So meet with an experienced plastic surgeon!
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A mini-tummy tuck can remove stretch marks below the belly button.
Non-surgical procedures may help to remove some stretch marks as well.

In brief: Yes
A mini-tummy tuck can remove stretch marks below the belly button.
Non-surgical procedures may help to remove some stretch marks as well.
Dr. Jeremy White
Dr. Jeremy White
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: If they are low
Mini tummy tuck surgery skin removal is limited to the lower central tummy near the pubes.
Stretch marks outside this area will likely remain. A full tummy tuck will remove more.

In brief: If they are low
Mini tummy tuck surgery skin removal is limited to the lower central tummy near the pubes.
Stretch marks outside this area will likely remain. A full tummy tuck will remove more.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Very few
Very few stretch marks are removed with a mini tummy tuck.

In brief: Very few
Very few stretch marks are removed with a mini tummy tuck.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Don't get hung up...
On the word "mini!'' mini procedures often (but not always) have mini results! stretch marks are removed in any abdominoplasty to the extent that the skin with stretch marks can be removed.
So, in a standard abdominoplasty, the skin from the incision to the belly button can usually all be removed. If you have a mini tummy tuck, less skin will be removed, so incomplete removal of striae may occur.

In brief: Don't get hung up...
On the word "mini!'' mini procedures often (but not always) have mini results! stretch marks are removed in any abdominoplasty to the extent that the skin with stretch marks can be removed.
So, in a standard abdominoplasty, the skin from the incision to the belly button can usually all be removed. If you have a mini tummy tuck, less skin will be removed, so incomplete removal of striae may occur.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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