Is it recommended to have a mini tummy tuck with lipo?

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I'm aware that mini tummy tucks have less dramatic results than regular tummy tucks, but I'm fine with it. My skin is not loose right now, but I'll definitely see some sagging skin once the belly fat is removed through liposuction. Can these two be done together? It'll probably cost more, but at least I won't have to deal with two separate procedures.


F, 37, Vermont

I had a mini tummy tuck combined with liposuction, and I'm happy with my results. The mini treatment only treats the area under your belly button. If you have excess fat and lax muscles above your navel, you may need a traditional tummy tuck. The liposuction helped to contour my stomach and reduce the size of my waist. The mini tuck focused on tightening the muscles in my lower abdomen, removing extra skin and that pocket of fat that I just couldn't get rid of on my own. The procedure was comprehensive, and the results that I got are outstanding.

I was happy I could have the mini tuck instead of the full tuck because my doctor didn't have to adjust my belly button or treat the muscles in my upper abdomen. My tummy tuck incision is small and just above my pubic area, and the liposuction incisions are very tiny. I also used anti-scar treatments which reduced the scar significantly. Wear your after-surgery waist cincher, which helps in the healing process. I am so happy with my surgery and the combined liposuction. My stomach is firm, flat and the muscles are stronger than ever.

I didn't think I had major issues that I wanted to correct; I just had a little bit of loose skin and belly fat on my lower abdomen. So, when I decided that a mini tummy tuck might be the solution, I asked whether the procedure could also include liposuction. My doctor said that a lot of patients choose to combine the procedures. In fact, he tends to include liposuction with his mini tummy tucks. He also said that I'd be an ideal candidate because I'm trying to correct lower abdominal area issues. I also didn't have a lot of excess skin and fat. My procedure was performed on an outpatient basis. While I did experience some recovery time, having the procedure performed at different times would mean undergoing another recovery period. Combining the cosmetic surgery procedures also helped me see the best results.

I had a mini tummy tuck with liposuction completed to remove excess fat, saggy skin and to tighten the abdominal wall under my bellybutton. I chose to have the two procedures done at the same time because I wanted the best results possible. My plastic surgeon is very experienced and does many tummy tucks. He explained to me that the results I wanted would require liposuction along with the mini tuck. I'm thrilled with my results and couldn't be happier with my plastic surgery. The scar for my surgery is short and just above my pubic hairline. I'm happy that I had my muscles tightened with the mini tuck at the same time as I had the fat removed through liposuction. My stomach is now firm and flat, and I'm so happy with the way that I look. I am now considering a breast augmentation after having success with a mini tummy tuck procedure.

I had a mini tummy tuck combined with liposuction, which tightened my abdominal muscles, removed excess skin and removed the pocket of fat under my bellybutton. The best way to have a tight and firm belly is with a cosmetic procedure like the mini tummy tuck. I tried liposuction alone but I couldn't get the flat belly that I wanted because lipo does not fix loose skin. If you are looking to achieve a specific look, you should let your surgeon know exactly what you want. The mini tummy tuck provided the results I wanted with a small incision, and I recommend it to any my friends who complain about their belly fat in the lower abdomen area.