Mini abdominoplasty or tummy-tuck is limited to supra-pubic (skin over the pubic region), and fat removal via liposuction. If there is muscle flaccidity, the medial portion may be removed. However, the umbilicus will remain intact.
If you only have some abdominal skin to remove with no protruding abdominal muscles, then this procedure is a good choice for you. In addition, it is a great option if you have a sagging stomach or want to slim down.
The surgeon will make a smaller incision than a traditional tummy tuck, however the length of the incision will depend on the amount of skin to be removed. Which is why mini tummy tuck surgery is also known as a “scarless tummy tuck.” In addition the surgeon does not often have to reposition the navel.
Tummy tuck procedures, whether mini or extended, will produce great results for patients with weak abdominal muscles and excess skin. And in most cases, results will last as long as you maintain a balanced diet and exercise routine.
A consultation with a qualified surgeon can assess you as a candidate, however, those who are in good overall mental and physical health may be suitable for this procedure. The exact benefits vary from person to person, so please discuss your expectations with your surgeon.
Preparation for a Mini Tummy Tuck
Discuss any medical conditions that you have and inform your surgeon of any medications that you are taking. Before you make your final decision, be sure to thoroughly discuss the procedure and ask as many questions about it as possible.
It is important to not smoke during any procedure. Smoking can lead to circulation problems, and complications are more likely.
One to three hours is the average time in surgery for this procedure.
It is often performed under general anesthesia, but is usually completed with a local anesthetic and mild sedation.
Both inpatient and outpatient are options.
Possible side effects
Possible side effects may include; infection, bruising or delayed healing. In addition, in several months, your abdominal skin will feel normal again.
There are risks
There is always risk in any surgery. The risk of developing a pulmonary embolism is low in healthy young patients. However although it is possible, pulmonary embolisms tend to be rare.
Selecting patients carefully and with help from the most skilled surgeons and nurses will help to minimize risk and complications. However, despite the highest standards, complications can still occur. If you have concerns, please discuss them with your doctor.
Post-operative pain can be relieved with long-term local anesthesia. Post-operative care should be handled the same way as general or gynecological surgeries, therefore it can take seven to ten working days. In addition, you may need to wear a support garment to ensure proper healing.
After a tummy-tuck, it can take some time for your body to heal. However after the first week, you will be able to resume your normal (or soft) activities. Your physical condition before and after the surgery will play a major role in your recovery. Although light exercise can be painful at first, it is necessary for proper healing and can also reduce or prevent serious complications, such as blood clots, excess swelling, and other post-operative complications.
Results can last for many years, but may be affected by reasons such as pregnancy or weight loss/gain. People generally report they feel good about their body after surgery.
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;
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