Differences Between a Tummy Tuck and a Mini-Tummy Tuck

tummy tuck mini tumm ytuckAs we get older, it inevitably becomes more and more difficult to maintain a healthy and toned body. Things like pregnancy and age can cause the skin to begin to stretch and not return to its original form. Both the tummy tuck and mini-tummy tuck are procedures that aim to give you a more youthful look by refining your midsection. However, despite sharing almost the same name, they each have their own advantages that are unique to one another. In this blog, we will go over what each of these procedures are, and what the advantages are for getting either of them.

Tummy Tuck vs. Mini-Tummy Tuck 

A tummy tuck, medically known as an abdominoplasty, is an amazing medical procedure that many women are taking advantage of. It aims to improve the contour and appearance of the midsection area by tightening and trimming the excess tissue, skin, and muscle. This leaves you with a tighter core and a more youthful appearance that can help you regain the confidence that you may have lost due to pregnancy or other factors of life. This procedure is often utilized by mothers who have recently gone through pregnancy or people who have seen great weight changes, which results in extra skin or tissue being loose and hanging around the stomach.

Similar to a tummy tuck, a mini-tummy tuck aims to get the same results with a less-invasive technique. Usually with a min-tummy tuck a shorter incision is used and the changes that are made are less drastic than those of a regular tummy tuck. People who are looking for smaller improvements may find that a mini-tummy tuck would suit them better, as the recovery time and scarring are less than that of a normal tummy tuck.

Get Your New Body Today 

If you are interested in finding out if you would be a good candidate for a tummy tuck or a mini-tummy tuck, Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee in Huntington Station, NY is the perfect surgeon for you. She is a board-certified plastic & reconstructive surgeon that has the skills and expertise to make sure that the procedure is handled with precision and care. Contact us today at 631-424-6707 or visit us online at liplasticsurgery.com to schedule your consultation.

Ready to Schedule Your Appointment?

* All indicated fields must be completed.
Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.


M-Th: 9am - 5pm

Accessibility Toolbar

Scroll to Top