- April 13, 2016
- Posted by: cocoona cocoona
- Category: Blog
The Mini Tummy Tuck is similar to a regular Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty procedure, except that it is slightly modified and more specific. If you are at a normal weight or underweight with excess skin below the belly button, good skin quality, not planning on having any more pregnancies, in good health and looking to remove the excess, sagging skin and create a smoother, more toned mid-section appearance, you may be a good candidate for the Mini Tummy Tuck.
Performed under general or local anesthesia with IV sedation, the Mini Tummy Tuck procedure begins with tumescent infiltration to reduce bleeding and post-op discomfort. Next, a small horizontal incision is made in the bikini line and the excess skin is removed. Abdominal muscles that are stretched out are repaired and then the remaining skin is closed. Some patients do opt to combine a Tummy Tuck procedure with Liposuction if there is a little pocket of stubborn fat.
Recovery from the Mini Tummy Tuck is typically around 5-6 days before the patient can resume normal work activities. Ready to learn more about the Mini Tummy Tuck and to find out if it may be right for you? Contact our office to schedule your consultation today.