Procedure

Mini abdominoplasty (tummy-tuck) is restricted to supra-pubic (skin above the pubic region) and fat removal by liposuction. A patient should have moderate to severe skin redundancy, minimal to moderate abdominal fat and moderate to severe muscle flaccidity. The surgeon will aspirate the abdominal fat and remove any supra-pubic redundancy. In cases of muscle flaccidity the medial portion of the abdominal skin may be removed. The skin is then sutured, with the umbilicus kept intact.

This is a great option for people who have a small amount of abdominal skin to be removed and do not have a significantly protruding abdominal muscle wall.  Individuals whose tummies are sagging with age or people who would just like to sculpt a slim tummy into a more desirable shape may find that a mini tummy tuck is an excellent option for them.

The surgeon will make a smaller incision than a traditional/full tummy tuck requires, however the length of the incision will depend on the amount of skin to be removed. This is why mini tummy tuck surgery is also sometimes known as a “scarless tummy tuck.” Also the surgeon usually does not have to reposition the navel.

Tummy tucks , whether mini or extended, produces excellent results for patients with weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin. And in most cases, the results are long lasting, if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Length

It can take anywhere from one to three hours.

Anesthesia

The surgeon/patient can choose to have the surgery performed under general, epidural, or local anesthesia with sedation.

Inpatient/Outpatient

You can choose either.

Possible side effects

Patients with this predisposition may experience infection, bruising or delayed healing. After several months, the abdominal skin will feel normal again.

There are risks

The risk of developing pulmonary embolism in young healthy patients is very low. Although it is possible, pulmonary embolisms are very rare.

Recovery

Long-duration local anesthetics can be used to provide pain relief after surgery. Post-operative care should be treated with the same care as general or gynecological surgeries. It takes seven to ten working days. For four weeks, elastic compression must be used to compress the abdomen.

Returning to normal after a tummy tuck takes a bit of time. You will normally be able to walk around soon after, however at first you may not be able to stand straight. After the first week you should be able to resume normal (soft) activity. A great deal of recovery depends on your physical state before the surgery, and your physical activity after it. While light exercise may seem painful at first, it is absolutely necessary to guarantee proper healing and to reduce or prevent a number of serious post-operative risks, such as blood clots and excess swelling.

Results

The results will last for many years unless the patient becomes pregnant or loses weight.

Cost of Mini - Tummy Tuck

Cost of a mini tummy tuck can vary based on your size, surgeon fees, anesthesia used, inpatient (hospital) or outpatient (day surgery), and package inclusions.  Please ask your consultant for verification on what is/is not included.

Related Body Procedures

Other common body procedures include;

Next Steps

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