The distinction between full and mini-abdominoplasty is how the belly button is treated. Removing only lower abdominal skin is a mini-abdominoplasty. This is a good option if only the lower abdomen has loose skin. If the upper abdomen is loose too, then you should consider a full abdominoplasty.
Unlike women, men usually do not need an abdominal wall tightening, and there are other technical differences between male and female body contouring. The scars are placed at slightly different areas because of underlying anatomy.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to speak with our board-certified plastic surgeons about this procedure, please contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute.