Are you interested in achieving a flatter, more toned stomach? Or maybe you’re struggling with loose skin or separated abdominal muscles due to weight loss or pregnancy? An abdominoplasty, often known as a tummy tuck, may be right for you. But there are multiple types of tummy tucks, and the mini tummy tuck and full tummy tuck are two we offer at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland. But how do you know which one is right for you? Let’s look at the two types and with this information, you can make a better decision on what’s right for your body.

What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is aimed at treating issues like sagging skin and excess fat below the belly button. It works by smoothing out the skin and tightening it to give you a more sculpted appearance.  Additionally, if necessary, separated abdominal muscles will be repaired or tightened. Liposuction may also be done to remove stubborn fat. A mini tummy tuck is considered less invasive than a full tummy tuck and will have a much shorter recovery time.

What is a Full Tummy Tuck?

Full tummy tucks are a more thorough treatment and target both the lower and upper abdomen. If you’re struggling with a significant amount of loose skin, abdominal muscle separation and weakness, and excess fat, a full tummy tuck is likely the best option for you. During the procedure, Dr. Ashruf will remove excess skin and fat while restoring atrophied or isolated abdominal muscles. This all-encompassing method significantly enhances the look of the abdomen, making it appear smoother, flatter, and more sculpted.

Choosing the Right Procedure for You

When selecting between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck, there are many different things to consider. How much time can you take off work for recovery? Where are your areas of concern? How substantial do you want the results to be? During your consultation, Dr. Ashruf can help you determine which procedure is right for you.  He will look at your specific circumstances and evaluate your goals to decide the most suitable solution for you.

It’s also important to remember that neither of these procedures are considered weight loss solutions. They are meant to tighten the skin, repair separated abdominal muscles, and remove some excess fat. While you may lose a pound or two, neither a mini tummy tuck nor a full tummy tuck are weight loss surgeries.

Contact Dr. Ashruf for a Personalized Consultation

Want to learn more about mini and full tummy tucks to help you make a decision about which one is right for you? Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ashruf at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland is a great first step. Dr. Ashruf and his staff are here to assist you in achieving the body of your dreams. During your consultation, he will address any questions and concerns you may have, perform a physical exam, listen to your goals, and ask about your medical history. From there, he can determine which procedure is right for you and then will walk you through the whole process.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Hanover, MD office at 410-701-3348 or use our online scheduling form. We can’t help you achieve your aesthetic goals!