Can a Mini Tummy Tuck correct a C-Section skin overhang?

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I recently had a consultation with regard to tummy tuck surgery as I have an overhang of skin which is the result of three Caesarean sections and an operation to remove an ovarian cyst.

One of my babies was born via a classical C-Section which means that I have a scar that extends from under my navel to the pubic area. I do not have loose hanging skin and my stomach is not very big. I exercise five times per week and am a sensible weight for my height. I want to have a tummy tuck to correct the overhang which is a by-product of the classical C-section.

I would prefer to have a mini tummy tuck as a full one will leave me with a long scar that will reach my hips. However, my surgeon has advised against this which has left me completely baffled as I do not have a lot of loose skin. What do you suggest?


Thank you very much for your enquiry. It certainly sounds as though it could be possible to perform a mini tummy tuck which removes a portion of tissue from below the Caesarean scar but does not remove the tummy button.

A mini tummy tuck is only suitable for people who require minimal skin loss. Others would get a less than satisfactory result from a mini tummy tuck. This is why some surgeons favour full tummy tuck surgery.

I think it would be worthwhile listening to our free information CD on tummy tuck surgery which explains the mini tummy tuck in more detail.  We would be happy to send you a CD through the post if you follow the link above. If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the best way forward for you, please ring us on 01324 578290.

Best Wishes,

The Aurora Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Team