10 Jan Is A Mini Tummy Tuck Right For Me?
If you have concerns about your contours and loose skin below the belly button, a mini tummy tuck may be just what the doctor ordered. Also known as a partial abdominoplasty, this procedure is far less invasive than its mother, the full Tummy Tuck. It also touts faster recovery and far less overall scarring.
Having said this, the very fact that it is a “mini” tummy tuck limits the people that it will help. It isn’t the “go to” abdominoplasty for most people, but for those it will help, it’s amazing.
Am I A Candidate For A Mini Tummy Tuck?
Remember, a mini tuck only targets the skin and muscles from the belly button down. Should you have a significant amount of loose skin or muscle above the belly button, then the mini tummy tuck is not for you. Additionally, as a candidate for a tummy tuck, you should be:
• At a stable weight
• Have good elasticity to your skin
• Have realistic expectations
Of course, you and your doctor will discuss the viability of the mini tummy tuck for your personal situation.
The Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure And Recovery
The mini tummy tuck is performed under a general anesthetic at which time the doctor makes an incision at the bikini line. Excess skin is removed, and the lower portion of the abdominal muscle wall is tightened. In some cases, your doctor may suggest liposuction in order to add to the contour achievement.
Many times a mini tummy tuck is treated as an outpatient procedure. Overall, the recovery time and discomfort level are substantially less than a full abdominoplasty. You will wear a compression garment for several weeks after surgery to help in the healing process. Light activities can be performed shortly after the procedure and returning to work should be within two weeks. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least one month.
Consultation With Board Certified Dr. John Park Newport Beach, CA
If you are interested in finding out more regarding the mini tummy tuck, we would be happy to consult and advise you. Dr. John Park and our highly trained professionals will guide you toward a successful outcome – (949) 777-6883.