What is a Tummy Tuck?
“Tummy tuck” is a household phrase, one that most patients will use when looking for that firm, flat look in their abdominal region. However, a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a major surgical procedure which removes excess skin, helping to resolve the look of sagging skin but also leaving scarring and requiring an incision into the from hipbone to hipbone and remove a large section of fat and skin. It will require the relocation of your belly button, and may require drainage tubes under your skin for a few days.
If you’re a woman who is still planning to have children, then you may want to wait until you’re through bearing children; during surgery, your vertical muscles are tightened and future pregnancies can separate these muscles.
For those with good skin tone and a small amount of skin laxity, a mini abdominoplasty may be more appropriate.
The Mini Tummy Tuck
Less Invasive, Smaller Scars
The mini-abdominoplasty, or “mini tummy tuck”, is a substantially less invasive procedure than an abdominoplasty, with excellent results in most patients at a significantly lower cost. This procedure can benefit anyone who has excess skin and fat or weakened abdominal muscles due to age, pregnancy or obesity.
- Less Invasive, Less Traumatic to the Body
- Under Local Anesthesia
- Fast Recovery
- Tighter Skin
- Often in Conjunction with Abdominal Liposuction
- Creates a More Tapered Appearance*
- More Affordable
Contact our knowledgeable staff for a free consultation to find out which procedure is best suited for your needs.