Mini Tummy Tuck
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A mini tummy tuck is a less-invasive variation of a traditional tummy tuck procedure. It offers a shorter recovery period and a smaller incision compared to a traditional abdominoplasty. Patients considering a mini tummy tuck in Salem can contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgery North Shore to find out more.
What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck, also called a partial abdominoplasty, is a perfect solution for patients who have excess fat and loose skin on their lower abdomen. It focuses on this specific abdominal area instead of the entire abdomen.
Unlike a full tummy tuck, this procedure does not affect the position of the belly button. It also creates a much smaller post-surgical mark. It is not used to tighten sagging muscles, only excess skin and fat.
Ideal Candidates for a Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is suitable for patients with less excess fat and sagging abdominal skin. Candidates are in good overall health and do not have any conditions that could affect healing after surgery. Ideal candidates have realistic goals. Patients who are not pregnant or breastfeeding are excellent candidates for a mini tummy tuck.
A partial abdominoplasty is ideal for patients who are looking for a less-invasive procedure than a full tummy tuck. Non-smokers with a relatively stable body weight are the best candidates for a mini tummy tuck surgery.
Dr. Hadaegh is a board certified plastic surgeon with more than 15 years of experience in body contouring. He has scores of happy patients who have, in turn, referred their friends and family to him.
During your consultation, Dr. Anoush Hadaegh will examine your abdominal area to determine if a traditional tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck will give you the best results. You can tell Dr. Hadaegh about your concerns, and he will also evaluate your medical history to help prevent complications.
Dr. Hadaegh will create a surgical plan that suits your goals. The plan will be discussed in detail, including the recovery process and the cost. Specific instructions will be given to prepare you for the mini tummy tuck surgery. Prior to setting a date for your surgery, Dr. Hadaegh will make sure all of your questions are properly addressed.
A mini tummy tuck surgery can last from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the surgical plan. It will start with administration of anesthesia. Typically, general anesthesia is utilized, though a combination of local anesthesia with sedation may be an option.
A short horizontal incision will be made in the area between the belly button and the pubic hairline. Liposuction will be used to remove excess fat, and excess skin will be trimmed away with a scalpel. The belly button will not be involved in the surgery.
After the excess fat and lower hanging skin is removed, the remaining skin will be tightened. The incision will be sutured and bandaged to complete the procedure.
The Recovery Process
The patient can go home on the day of the surgery. Mini tummy tuck surgery allows for a quicker and more comfortable recovery process than a regular abdominoplasty. The patient will still experience minor pain and discomfort while healing. Physical activities will be limited for a few weeks. The patient will be given instructions to follow during the healing process.
Since a limited-incision technique is used, once the incision has fully healed, the remaining post-surgical mark will be small and can be easily hidden. Results are long lasting and can be maintained with a proper diet and regular exercise.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?
Although the price for a mini tummy tuck is generally lower than a regular tummy tuck, the exact cost will still depend on the surgical plan. Details like anesthesia fees and total surgical time can affect the final cost.
Written on January 31, 2019
Dr. Hadaegh is fantastic! I lost about 90 pounds, and had a lot of hanging skin on my stomach and breasts. I got an abdominoplasty as well as a breast lift with implants, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. If you’re looking for a very talented and extremely kind plastic surgeon, Dr. Hadaegh is the person to go to! The entire staff at Aestetic Plastic Surgery are awesome!
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If you want to find out more about mini tummy tucks in Salem, visit Aesthetic Plastic Surgery North Shore. Contact us today for your consultation.
Real Patient Testimonials
“Dr. Hadaegh, You made my Tummy tuck and breast reduction as uncomplicated and stress free as possible. Your demeanor and bedside manner are wonderful and professional."
"Dr. Hadaegh & Staff – You took a tearful woman & made her look forward to laughing with you each week – Many Thanks"
"Five star, from Dr. Hadaegh, to his office staff and operating room staff….fantastic! I look better now then I did 10 years ago!"