The Mini Tummy Tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, is a less invasive and less drastic alternative to the full Tummy Tuck, which involves the entire abdominal area rather than only the area below the belly button.
The mini tummy tuck is very similar to the standard tummy tuck method but it involves a smaller incision and skin is tightened to the navel, which does not need to be relocated. This procedure is optimal for patients who do not the more extensive results of the standard tummy tuck procedure.
Some patients may also be interested in combining this procedure with liposuction, an arm lift and/or a breast lift for enhanced results.
During your complimentary consultation, your surgeon will conduct a physical examination in order to determine whether this approach is ideal for you. If so, they will also discuss both pre-operative and post-operative instructions and answer any questions you have regarding the procedure. The mini tummy tuck is typically recommended to patients who are within 10% of their ideal body weight and are concerned mainly with excess skin below the belly button.
During the surgery, an incision is made below the bikini line as to make scarring as inconspicuous as possible. Excess fat tissue and skin are then excised and the abdominal muscles are tightened. Thereafter, the skin is shaped over the abdomen without affecting the navel, leaving you with a smoother and more contoured physique.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SURGERY?
You will experience swelling, bruising and pain in the treatment area for a day or two. Since you may feel somewhat uncomfortable, our specialist may prescribe medications. After the surgery has been completed, a surgical bra (or a versatile bandage) will be wrapped around your breasts over bandage dressings. For the next few days, these will be supplanted by a bolster bra.
It by and large takes two weeks to get the sutures removed. For quite a while, you may be complaining about the loss of sensation around the region of your areolas and nipples. This is a brief condition and is prone to take around three months to lessen fully.
All things considered, corrective surgery can expand shape and size of the breasts and at the same time restore their natural shape.
Due to the less invasive nature of this procedure, patients have shorter recovery times and less scarring than those undergoing full abdominoplasties. The procedure typically takes two to three hours and is conducted under local anesthesia or general anesthesia with sedation. Generally, the form of anesthesia administered depends on the extent of the surgery.
Although the recovery time of this approach is shorter than that of the full tummy tuck, patients are advised that they should experience distress in the abdominal area after the procedure. However, most patients find themselves capable of conducting their daily routine after one to two weeks.