WHAT IS A MINI TUMMY TUCK?
- A mini tummy tuck, involves only a single incision just above the pubic area that is about six to twelve inches shorter than the incision required for a classic tummy tuck. Only the lower abdomen is addressed in this procedure and separated abdominal muscles from pregnancy cannot be pulled back together. Rather, ideal candidates for a mini tummy tuck are typically lean and have only a small flap of excess skin in the middle of the lower abdomen, such as above a cesarean section scar.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
- Mini tummy tucks are not for everyone. To be an ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck, you should be lean and have only a small flap of excess skin in the middle of the lower abdomen. Additionally, ideal candidates will be finished having children.
- Even though the improvements made by a tummy tuck can last a lifetime, future pregnancies or weight gain can diminish the results. If you are close to your ideal weight but still experiencing skin laxity beneath your belly button, you could be an excellent candidate for a mini tummy tuck.
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
Swelling, bruising, and some soreness are to be expected, and these effects should subside as you heal.
Mini abdominoplasty often is less invasive than a traditional tummy tuck, so recovery may go more quickly.
That said, it’s important to let your body heal fully to achieve the best possible outcome.
We will provide prescription medication to manage your pain and ensure your experience is as easy as possible.
Most patients can return to work and normal daily activity after one to two weeks, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least four to six weeks.