Also known as “Mini Tummy Tuck”, or “Partial Abdominoplasty”, is similar to the full Tummy Tuck procedure. However, the incision is much smaller for a mini abdominoplasty. Tis procedure is often advised for patients with few stretch marks, loose skin, or excess fats on the lower part of the abdomen.
A tummy tuck is an excellent way to get rid of excess fat but it is not the preliminary option. Your surgeon may advise you to first try losing the excess weight by dieting and exercising, or even to undergo a bariatric surgery.
It is possible to combine a mini tummy tuck with several other procedures such as body lift, arm lift, thigh lift and buttock augmentation. Everything resulting in a better contouring and reshaping. Consult your surgeon for more personalized advice.
Results of mini tummy tuck are long-lasting results, but these may be affected should a pregnancy occur, or even considerable weight gain.
Who can have this surgery?
The ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck has a minimal degree of excess skin, fat and muscle laxity confined to the lower abdominal region (more specifically, between the belly button and the top of the pubic area).