Many women find their abdomen permanently altered after pregnancy or weight loss, resulting in an extended upper abdomen due to a weakness in stomach muscles and/or sagging, excess skin (sometimes riddled with stretch marks) that detracts from a fit and toned overall appearance.
Do I need a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck?
The decision between these procedures is all about the skin above your belly button. If you have a lot of excess skin, you will need a full tummy tuck and a belly button incision. If you don’t, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark will be able to skip the belly button scar and, with only the bottom incision, perform a mini tummy tuck, which will remove the excess skin and tighten the underlying muscles if needed. Both procedures address excess skin and muscle repair—it is simply a matter of where the excess skin lies and the extent of muscle repair needed.