However, there are limits to the effect of anything mini...While you will have a smaller scar from a mini tummy tuck, versus a standard tummy tuck, you will only see an improvement in the excess tissue below the belly button. If most of your excess skin is below the belly button, then you should see great results. However, most women have excess skin and laxity above and below the belly button which would requre a standard tummy tuck. In addition, the belly muscles often get stretched out during pregnancy and do not return to their former state. This gives the belly a "pooched out" appearance. These muscle can be tightened...But again only below the belly button in a mini. However, they can be tightened above and below during a full tummy tuck. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to evaluate you and give you the best options. Good luck. Feel free to visit my website at www.Sarasotaplasticsurgery.Com.