Tummy tuck surgery is extremely popular among many women, especially women that have been through the bodily changes of childbirth. The point of a tummy tuck is to tighten the abdomen by removing loose skin and tucking the skin back together to form a smooth surface. This usually work well, and will give the patients a confidence boost when it comes to showing off their body. However, there is one many downside and that is the scarring. The scarring of a traditional tummy tuck will reach across the entire abdomen. Every person’s body will handle this scarring differently, and some people will be lucky enough to have an almost invisible scar. However, for people who suffer with prominent scarring they may be put off from having a tummy tuck procedure. This is where the mini abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck can help.
What is a mini abdominoplasty?
The mini tummy tuck focuses on a much smaller area than the traditional tummy tuck and therefore produces a much smaller and almost invisible scar. Unlike a traditionally tummy tuck it is unlikely that the surgeon will need to reposition the navel during the procedure. However, they may perform a small amount of liposuction to sculpt the tummy into the desired shape. The risks of this particular procedure are lowered because a smaller incision is required as well as a smaller exposed section of the abdominal wall.
Who is a mini tummy tuck for?
The mini tummy tuck is most suited for people who have a small amount of skin in their abdominal region and don’t have a protruding muscle wall in their abdomen. In basic terms, for people who are beginning to experience sagging of their abdomen because of aging, or for people who simply have slim abdomens then the mini tummy tuck will likely be a much better option than the traditional tummy tuck.
What is mini tummy tuck recovery like?
Recovery from this procedure is relatively quick, and it is likely that patients will be released from hospital only a few hours after the procedure is complete. In that sense the recovery time is very similar to liposuction and a huge decrease on the recovery time of a traditional tummy tuck.
Is it worth it?
For many people a full tummy tuck is too much of a commitment, therefore the mini tummy tuck option is a fantastic alternative to get the body they desire. In any case, make sure you consult with a certified cosmetic surgeon before you decide which option works best for you.