What is a mini tummy tuck? Who is a candidate for a mini tummy tuck? A mini tummy tuck is a modification of a full tummy tuck. In this case what happens is a small incisions made along the lower pubic region not from hip tip that often about half that length and excess skin from the lower abdomen are pulled down or often times the belly button is left in place there is no incisions made around and certain scrubbing the ambulitis and liposuction can often be combined at the same time. In a mini tummy tuck as well tightening of the lower abdomen can be performed with sutures and sometimes can even the upper central areas as well. That is the main difference between a mini tuck, tummy tuck and full tummy tuck which the full tummy tuck requires plain elevations of tissue cause of a lot of laxity of the upper abdomen.