The difference between a full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck can be summarized as three.
1. The scar from the full tummy tuck is generally much longer than the mini tummy tuck. 2. A mini tummy tuck mainly addresses the amount of excess tissue between the belly button and the pubis. It doesn’t really address any bulges or any fatty tissue that are outside the (inaudible).
3. In a mini tummy tuck, generally, no muscle tightening is performed. On the other hand, in the full tummy tuck, the muscle is tightened and brought together, some liposuction may be added in for body contouring and the scar tends to be longer.
Overall, the results are more dramatic from a full tummy tuck than they are from the mini tummy tuck.