A mini-tummy tuck can improve the appearance of excess fat and loose,
stretched out skin in the lower abdominal area. This surgical procedure
is effective for men or women whose conditions are not severe enough
for full abdominoplasty.
About 1 to 2 hours.
Temporary swelling, discomfort, and numbness.
Mini-tummy tuck patients will need to wear a compression garment during
the healing period, which may last about two to three weeks after surgery.
This procedure has a shorter recovery time than the full tummy tuck;
sutures should be removed in a few weeks. Return to work: 1 to 3 weeks.
Return to light activity: within 2-3 days. Avoid strenuous activity:
about 1 month.
Rare possibility of infection and blood clots.
Long-lasting; weight fluctuation or pregnancy may affect results.
During mini-abdominoplasty, your surgeon will make a small incision
directly above the pubic region. He or she will cut away loose skin
and may perform liposuction in conjunction to remove excess fat. As
compared to a full tummy tuck, the belly button should not have to
be repositioned. The incisions are closed with small sutures and small
drains are usually inserted to eliminate fluid buildup. Elastic bandages
are then applied to the area and secured.
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