A: The fundamental difference between a mini vs a full tummy tuck is the belly button. In a full tummy tuck the belly button is cored out and re-inset through a new area in the abdominal skin. A mini tummy tuck leaves the belly button attached to the surrounding skin and spears you from having a scar around the belly button.The scar in a mini tummy tuck is usually shorter than one for a full tummy tuck. Both are placed pretty low ,so patients are able to wear a bikini afterwards and still hide the scar. Thus, both scars have similar visibility.
Mini tummy tucks are commonly performed for men and women. You can get the same slimming results as a Full Tummy Tack (Abdominoplasty) with half the downtime, half the scar, and half the price.