When it comes to an abdominoplasty, there’s an important decision to make: whether to get the full tummy tuck or the mini-tummy tuck.
The full tummy tuck tightens the skin and muscles over the entire length of the upper and lower regions of the abdomen. This surgical procedure takes more time to heal and requires a bit more recovery effort, but it provides a great deal of recontouring.
The mini-tummy tuck has a shorter recovery time, requiring about 10 days’ recovery before returning to your pre-surgery activities. This is a less invasive procedure that typically focuses on the lower portion of the abdomen, below the belly button.
Whether electing to have a full tummy tuck or mini, it is extremely important to choose a surgeon who is experienced in tummy tuck surgery and has been board-certified in plastic surgery. Choose the board-certified Dr. Gregory Diehl. Board-certified surgeons have worked with other certified doctors in residency and often in a fellowship. They’ve faced hundreds of different challenges and know what the options are if something unexpected should ever arise.
For more information about the full tummy tuck or its lesser version, contact Dr. Diehl or visit his office located in Long Island.