A mini tummy tuck is a process that is a partial abdominoplasty, which makes it an ideal procedure for anyone that has a small or moderate amount of extra fat and skin in the lower region of their abdomen. This procedure is geared toward both men and women that do not need a full tummy tuck, yet are not happy with the appearance of the way the area of the abdomen below their navel looks. When you select a plastic surgeon for the procedure, you can achieve a flatter and slimmer abdomen with the mini tummy tuck procedure.
Choosing the Mini Tummy Tuck
If you have bulging or laxity in your abdomen, which does not extend over the navel, then having a mini tummy tuck is a smart option. In most cases, a bulging in the lower part of the abdomen is attributed to the accumulation of extra fatty tissue, in addition to weakened stomach muscles in this part of the abdomen, which can be caused by pregnancy or weight fluctuation.
During your consultation with the plastic surgeon, you will discuss your goals for the surgery and have any questions answered so that you can have a realistic understanding of the effects of the surgery. In some cases, it may be discovered that in addition to a mini tummy tuck, you are also a candidate for liposuction, which will help to sculpt and shape your abdomen further.
The Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
The mini tummy tuck procedure is much less invasive than the traditional, full tummy tuck and can be completed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. A full tummy tuck will required an incision that goes around your navel and then across the lower abdomen. With a mini tummy tuck, your navel will be left intact and require a much smaller incision. When the surgery takes place, your abdominal wall will be tightened and any excess fat and skin is removed from the area.
After the completion of the surgery, and a few days later, you may experience some discomfort, but it is usually easily managed with any type of over-the-counter medication for pain. It is important to care for the incision site properly, keeping it clean and dry, to ensure that no infection results.
Enjoying the Results from Your Mini Tummy Tuck
Once the swelling from the procedure has subsided, you will begin to enjoy a firmer and flatter abdomen. In most cases, the swelling will be completely gone within one or two weeks after the procedure.
A mini tummy tuck can provide you with more self-confidence and more pride in your overall appearance. If you are considering this procedure, let mini tummy tuck plastic surgeons help you achieve the tummy you desire.