A mini tummy tuck, also known as a mini abdominoplasty, is a popular procedure, requested by both men and women, that removes minimal excess skin and fat but does not allow for tightening the abdominal muscles. Your chosen cosmetic surgeon should share an open dialogue with you as a patient describing what a mini tummy tuck entails and how a mini tummy tuck is performed.
First, an individualized plan will be created by your surgeon to address your abdominal fat and any present skin redundancy and stretch marks. After evaluating your skin and fat, your discussion with your board-certified surgeon should address the surgical plan.
A mini tummy tuck can be performed within 1 hour to 2 hours. After anesthesia is administered, the abdomen is filled with a tumescent solution, and liposuction is performed.
A mini tummy tuck requires a small incision in the pubic region. If your surgeon is an expert in the mini tummy tuck and body contouring procedures, this incision should strategically be made not to be seen when wearing bikini bottoms.
The incision is made down to the abdominal muscle, separating the skin and fat from the muscle up to where the belly button is. This entails the removal of the fat, excess skin, as well as lower body stretch marks limited to below the belly button.
Following limited undermining, the skin is excised, and repaired, resulting in tightening the abdominal skin by eliminating any loose skin along the lower abdomen. Following the surgery, you will notice a drain, which will be inserted intraoperatively before the closure of your incision line. This drain will be retained on average for approximately one week.
Your mini tummy tuck is routinely performed within 1-2 hours providing you with rejuvenation that can only be observed by committing to the gym regularly. Our SurgiSculpt surgeons are body contouring and mini tummy tuck specialist who offer both in-person and virtual complimentary consultations to discuss your mini tummy tuck expectations and how a mini tummy tuck is performed.
Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure Summary
The mini tummy tuck is an invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a limited invasive procedure that provides several advantages:
- It can provide a shorter scar than a full tummy tuck surgery. The shorter incision limits the extent of dissection, thus allowing for simultaneous liposuction. There are two limitations to the mini tummy tuck.
- The amount of extra skin that can be removed is limited, and the loose muscles cannot be repaired because the upper abdomen is not undermined. This provides an advantage to moms who wish to have future pregnancies. Typically, the mini tummy tuck uses a lower surgical incision line which allows for the elimination of any prior C-Section scars.
- You can expect a smooth abdomen since simultaneous liposuction is employed.
A flatter abdomen is usually observed, especially over the lower abdominal region. If you are interested in considering a mini tummy tuck abdominal surgery to get a smoother abdomen, we urge you to consult with one of our specialists today.