What is a MIDI tummy tuck?

Understanding a Mini Tummy Tuck
For a mini tummy tuck, the area of focus is solely underneath the navel. Just like a full version, an incision is placed a few inches below the navel, allowing Dr. Ortiz to repair the lower muscles and remove the loose skin.

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What are the two types of tummy tuck?

How does a tummy tuck help?
  • Mini tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck focuses on the area of the tummy that lies below the navel. ...
  • Full tummy tuck. This is the most common type of tummy tuck procedure since it focuses on the entire midsection. ...
  • Extended tummy tuck. ...
  • BodyTite™

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What is the best tummy tuck procedure?

Extended Tummy Tuck

This is considered the best type of tummy tuck for patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight and are looking to refine their body contours. The surgery involves a longer incision as the scope is larger, but recovery times tend to stay the same as a traditional abdominoplasty.

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What's the difference between mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck?

A full tummy tuck corrects sagging skin and loose muscles over the entire abdomen, while a mini tummy tuck is for women whose loose skin, lax muscles, and fat deposits are concentrated below the belly button. The choice, ultimately, comes down to your needs and goals for the procedure.

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How many sizes do you drop with a tummy tuck?

Most women lose between 2 and 3 pants sizes after a tuck, but there are patients who lose even more. If you had a lot of loose skin before the procedure, for example, you could go down 4 more pants sizes.

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What is mini tummy tuck by Dr. Iraniha

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What are the different types of tummy tuck procedures?

  • Full Tummy Tuck.
  • Mini Tummy Tuck.
  • Extended Tummy Tuck.
  • Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck.
  • Drainless Tummy Tuck.
  • Tummy Tuck with Liposuction.
  • Non-Surgical Tummy Tuck.

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How painful is a mini tummy tuck?

Patients do not experience pain during their procedure. After the skin and muscles of the lower abdomen are tightened, patients may feel sore, tight, and tender for several days. Comfort can be maintained with rest, limited activity, and appropriate medication.

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Do you need drains with a mini tummy tuck?

Drains used to be in place for weeks. They were uncomfortable and a potential site of infection. Drains can be difficult for patients to manage, are uncomfortable, and must heal after removal. The new method of tummy tuck surgery uses no drains and eliminates the space for fluid to accumulate.

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Why is my tummy not flat after mini tummy tuck?

Sometimes people do not have a totally flat abdomen after tummy tuck even though the excess skin and fat is removed due to the fact that the intra-abdominal contents still remain intact and are still behind the tightened abdominal muscles.

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What are the disadvantages of a tummy tuck?

Cons of Tummy Tuck Surgery
  • A full abdominoplasty is a major operation with a considerable recovery. ...
  • Results take time. ...
  • You will have a scar or your lower abdomen. ...
  • Insurance rarely covers the cost of a tummy tuck procedure. ...
  • Weight gain and pregnancy following abdominoplasty may negatively influence surgery results.

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What is a modern day tummy tuck?

Today, thanks to the mini tummy tuck technique, also called a partial abdominoplasty, plastic surgeons can now use a much smaller incision to tighten a small amount of excess skin below the belly button.

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Is lipo or tummy tuck better?

Which is Right For Me: a Tummy Tuck or Lipo? If loose skin is a concern for you, a tummy tuck will give you the best results. If you simply have small pockets of fat around your midsection that you'd like to address, liposuction is probably the best option for you.

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Does your waist get smaller after tummy tuck?

A properly performed tummy tuck can reduce your waist size and help you feel confident about your curves again. Some patients may lose many inches off their waist, while others will see more subtle results. It all depends on how much tissue can be removed safely.

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How long is bed rest after tummy tuck?

If you have a “mini tummy tuck” with a smaller incision, you'll likely need between one and three weeks of elevated sleeping. On the other hand, full-tummy tuck patients require about four weeks, with six weeks of limiting any strenuous exercise or lifting.

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What BMI is too high for tummy tuck?

If Your BMI Is Over 40:

Unfortunately, you are not an ideal candidate for either liposuction or a tummy tuck. In fact, most plastic surgeons are reluctant to take on patients with BMIs over 40 for any kind of procedure, due to the risk of complications discussed above.

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How much does a mini tummy tuck cost in Australia?

2022 Melbourne Tummy Tuck price ranges

$10,500 – $15,000 for a low-cost cheaper Tummy Tuck surgery – sometimes a mini tummy tuck “skin-only” with no muscle repair. $15,000 – $18,000 for mid-range Tummy Tuck surgery.

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Can you keep your belly button with a mini tummy tuck?

“Do I get to keep my belly button?” or “Can I get an innie?” is something that comes up in almost all tummy tuck consultations. Quite simply, patients do indeed keep their own belly buttons; it is the surrounding skin and tissues that are rearranged.

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How much does a tummy tuck cost Australia?

Typically the cost for a tummy tuck is anywhere between $9,000 (AUD) – $29,000. With no medicare rebates or private hospital cover typically the total out of pocket cost is between $18,000 and $29,000. If you have top private health cover, hospital fees of around $7,000 – $8,000 may be fully or partially covered.

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What weight should I be to get a tummy tuck?

While there are no standard weight requirements for a tummy tuck, there are some guidelines most cosmetic surgeons follow. If your BMI is not over 35 and you are within about 30% of your ideal weight and in overall good health, you should be a viable candidate for plus-size tummy tuck surgery.

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Why are my thighs bigger after tummy tuck?

During body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck, fat cells are eliminated from the body and cannot return. Because of this, patients may gain weight in other places like the buttocks, legs, arms, and breasts.

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Do you have to be at your ideal weight for a tummy tuck?

Expect to be at a stable weight before your tummy tuck

It is important that you be close to your desired weight for six to twelve months before undergoing a tummy tuck. Most surgeons will recommend patients be between 10-15 pounds from their goal weight.

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What is a butterfly lift tummy tuck?

The Butterfly Lift utilizes your fat cells, stem cells, healing cytokines, and growth factors to reveal youthful, time-defying skin. It also looks to the body's ability to renew collagen to achieve the final, natural-looking result. The procedure involves no incisions and, therefore, leaves no scars.

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Does tummy tuck change your body shape?

During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen. The skin is then draped back over the newly repositioned contours to create a smoother and more toned look. A tummy tuck — also known as abdominoplasty — is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the shape and appearance of the abdomen.

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Is there an alternative to tummy tuck?


This is one of the most popular non-surgical tummy tuck alternatives. This is an innovative non-invasive technique that aims to remove unwanted fat tissue from the abdominal region. The procedure was developed by scientists from Harvard University.

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What happens to pubic area after tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck doesn't include a pubic lift because it focuses on contouring the belly region, tightening the skin and muscles in your midsection. In some cases, the general trimming and contouring of your midsection can improve your pubic region's general appearance, though that isn't intentional.

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