A Full tummy tuck involves a full redraping of the abdominal skin as well as tightening of the entire abdominal wall musculature, with the umbilicus being reshaped and transposed into a more desirable location. A Mini tummy tuck is a smaller procedure which principally concentrates on tightening and reshaping the lower abdomen.
This version of the abdominoplasty is advised if your problem is primarily below the umbilicus. It is a smaller procedure with lesser downtime & can be performed as a daycare procedure. It addresses the lax skin below the umbilicus but does not alter abdominal tone. If you have a good abdominal tone, but only have loose skin, a mini tummy tuck can give you great results.