Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most preferred aesthetic surgery procedures preferred by women who have birth. As the only alternative for deformed skin tissue after giving birth and for the pregnancy cracks, tummy tuck surgeries come to the forefront.
Besides, there is a mini tummy tuck surgery, it is preferred for minor sagging and skin deformations on the abdomen. We asked the differences of both methods, scars, and the prices of tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck surgeries to Aesthetic Surgery Specialist Op.Dr.Çağatay Falcıoğlu:
“Tummy tuck surgery is a surgical operation in which we intervene the abdominal region especially that lost its form after giving birth. We build up the loosened abdominal muscles, distract the cracked skin from the body, create a new belly button, and finalize the operation. Tummy tuck surgeries take about 2 hours and I can state that it provides a quite aesthetic appearance.
In mini tummy tuck, we do not intervene the belly button and the intraabdominal area and the muscles. The procedure is only conducted on the small skin area that is folded above the cesarean line and the skin is removed from the body. Surgical scar size is approximately 2 times longer in the incision applied in tummy tuck operation when compared to the mini tummy tuck operation.
It will be the most suitable option to consult to an aesthetic surgeon in order to understand the most suitable operation for you. However, you may also review the following. At first, think about your reasons for tummy tuck surgery.
Why You Should Have a Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Do you have a deformed abdominal skin tissue, can’t you remove the regional lipoidosis on your abdomen, do you have cracks on your abdomen, are there problems in your intraabdominal muscles?
If you answer as yes to all these items, you are a correct candidate for tummy tuck. If you have a smaller sagging problem and you do not have any intraabdominal muscle tissue problems, mini tummy tuck may be more appropriate for you.
Tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck operations are conducted under general anesthesia. In both surgeries, the surgical incision is made as below as possible, towards the pelvis above the area called the mons pubis.
One of the most important points is this incision scar area. You should consult your surgeon about the site of the incision and request to have it as below as possible.
Tummy Tuck and Belly Button
Another important issue in tummy tuck surgeries is the belly button that will be newly formed. As I mentioned before, no belly button is formed in mini tummy tuck.
However, in the tummy tuck surgery, all the lipoidosis area in your abdomen is removed by cutting and it is retracted towards mons pubis by lifting, and a new belly button should be formed here.
The new belly button should be formed at the level of the starting point of the pelvis. A different area, a belly button placed at a lower or upper region shows the failure of the tummy tuck surgery.