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Is the mini tummy tuck worth it for a skinny person?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andres Taleisnik
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Mini-tuck: Mini-results

A mini-tummy tuck is occasionally a helpful procedure, but most patients would benefit much more from a full tummy tuck.
A mini tuck only tightens skin and muscle below the belly button, not above, and cannot tighten even the lower abdomen as much as a full tummy tuck. It's useful for thin patients who may have some lower abdomen muscle bulging with good skin, or with a slight lower tummy "pooch" or skin overhang. A board certified plastic surgeon can best advise you after performing an examination.

In brief: Mini-tuck: Mini-results

A mini-tummy tuck is occasionally a helpful procedure, but most patients would benefit much more from a full tummy tuck.
A mini tuck only tightens skin and muscle below the belly button, not above, and cannot tighten even the lower abdomen as much as a full tummy tuck. It's useful for thin patients who may have some lower abdomen muscle bulging with good skin, or with a slight lower tummy "pooch" or skin overhang. A board certified plastic surgeon can best advise you after performing an examination.
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Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

A mini tummy tuck is great for addressing loose skin and muscle diastasis below the belly button.
If this is your only problem area it can have nice results with a smaller incision. See a local plastic surgeon who can help you determine if it is right for you.

In brief: It can be

A mini tummy tuck is great for addressing loose skin and muscle diastasis below the belly button.
If this is your only problem area it can have nice results with a smaller incision. See a local plastic surgeon who can help you determine if it is right for you.
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mini tummy tuck

It you have limited skin overhang of the lower tummy and you are skinny then a mini-tummy tuck would most likely be worth it.
See a board certified plastic surgeon to be sure.

In brief: Mini tummy tuck

It you have limited skin overhang of the lower tummy and you are skinny then a mini-tummy tuck would most likely be worth it.
See a board certified plastic surgeon to be sure.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It's not how...

Skinny you are, it's how much loose skin that you have, which determines whether a mini tt or a regular tt would be better for you.
Mini tt gives a mini result!

In brief: It's not how...

Skinny you are, it's how much loose skin that you have, which determines whether a mini tt or a regular tt would be better for you.
Mini tt gives a mini result!
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: All depends...

A mini-tummy tuck is specifically for patients who only have lower abdominal skin and muscle laxity regardless of their weight.
If the person falls into this category, then yes, they are a good candidate.

In brief: All depends...

A mini-tummy tuck is specifically for patients who only have lower abdominal skin and muscle laxity regardless of their weight.
If the person falls into this category, then yes, they are a good candidate.
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Rarely...

It really depends upon whether or not your problem is mostly fat.
Excess skin is poorly captured by the mini tummy tuck.

In brief: Rarely...

It really depends upon whether or not your problem is mostly fat.
Excess skin is poorly captured by the mini tummy tuck.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: For Rare Patient

In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated.
It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present for consultation. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.

In brief: For Rare Patient

In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated.
It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present for consultation. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes if

If you only have limited amount of skin excess in the lower abdomen, skinny or normal.

In brief: Yes if

If you only have limited amount of skin excess in the lower abdomen, skinny or normal.
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: For the right person

Mini tummy tucks (witch hazel) are not smaller versions of tummy tucks (witch hazel).
They have specific indications. Like any cosmetic procedure, if you are bothered by what a mini tummy tuck can fix, then it's worth it. See a board certified plastic surgeon for more information.

In brief: For the right person

Mini tummy tucks (witch hazel) are not smaller versions of tummy tucks (witch hazel).
They have specific indications. Like any cosmetic procedure, if you are bothered by what a mini tummy tuck can fix, then it's worth it. See a board certified plastic surgeon for more information.
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Dr. Gary Tuma
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Mini tuck

It can be a good operation in the right candidate.
Sometimes liposuction can replace a tuck pending on amount of skin and whether the abdominal wall needs tightening. Se a board certified plastic surgeon.

In brief: Mini tuck

It can be a good operation in the right candidate.
Sometimes liposuction can replace a tuck pending on amount of skin and whether the abdominal wall needs tightening. Se a board certified plastic surgeon.
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