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Can plastic surgeons perform an extended mini tummy tuck to get rid of stretch marks?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: For sure,

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: For sure,

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. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

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
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May be.

Be careful about confusing terminology.
Bottom line: seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, have a full communication of your goals, and discuss options as well as potential risk/complications associated with each surgical option. Mini tummy tuck surgery, generally speaking, is rarely indicated and offers limited (and potentially disappointing) results.

In brief: May be.

Be careful about confusing terminology.
Bottom line: seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, have a full communication of your goals, and discuss options as well as potential risk/complications associated with each surgical option. Mini tummy tuck surgery, generally speaking, is rarely indicated and offers limited (and potentially disappointing) results.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but....

A mini tummy tuck can be extended, but the "minis" are limited regarding how much skin can be removed without re-locating the belly button.
Often a full tummy tuck gives more of an ability to correct things.

In brief: Yes, but....

A mini tummy tuck can be extended, but the "minis" are limited regarding how much skin can be removed without re-locating the belly button.
Often a full tummy tuck gives more of an ability to correct things.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mini Tummy Tuck

It is very hard to make any kind of opinion without seeing photographs.
Best thing to do is meet with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out what your surgical options are. Dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland.

In brief: Mini Tummy Tuck

It is very hard to make any kind of opinion without seeing photographs.
Best thing to do is meet with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out what your surgical options are. Dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Certainly

Longer skin incisions allow more skin removal, and more correction of stretch marks.
So, an extended tt approach allows more correction than a standard tt, which allows more correction than a mini tt.

In brief: Certainly

Longer skin incisions allow more skin removal, and more correction of stretch marks.
So, an extended tt approach allows more correction than a standard tt, which allows more correction than a mini tt.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Extended mini???

Is that like a long short-scar procedure? Mini implies a short-scar operation to remove limited excess skin or striae, but extending the "mini" means it's more like a "standard" tummy tuck.
Why not see an experienced abps-certified plastic surgeon and get good advice instead of trying to "design" your own operation? Tell him/her your concerns, goals, listen to educated recommendations, and decide.

In brief: Extended mini???

Is that like a long short-scar procedure? Mini implies a short-scar operation to remove limited excess skin or striae, but extending the "mini" means it's more like a "standard" tummy tuck.
Why not see an experienced abps-certified plastic surgeon and get good advice instead of trying to "design" your own operation? Tell him/her your concerns, goals, listen to educated recommendations, and decide.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

One of the indications for a tummy tuck is stretch marks.
Most of the stretch marks below the belly button can be removed with a standard or extended tummy tuck.

In brief: Yes

One of the indications for a tummy tuck is stretch marks.
Most of the stretch marks below the belly button can be removed with a standard or extended tummy tuck.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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