Getting rid of unwanted belly fat is a dream for both men and women, regardless of age! I mean who doesn’t want a tighter, flatter, more well-toned stomach anyway – it can be hard, considering that pretty much everything can in some way contribute to your stomach fat. To make matters even worse, often stomach fat becomes the most stubborn and hard to lose – even with a normal diet and exercise plan!
Lucky for you, the aesthetic enhancement experts created the Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty – while its not a weight loss procedure, it doesn’t help to trim and tone, and contour your midsection. While the tummy tuck is a relatively invasive procedure, some individuals may not be ready for such an invasive surgical procedure, and in many cases, might not even require that much of an aesthetic enhancement. For such individuals, the Goals Plastic Surgery team is proud to offer the Mini Tummy Tuck!
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty is a procedure designed to help patients remove excess fat and skin. The tummy tuck is designed to give the stomach a smaller, and much flatter profile – contouring to meet the patient’s desires. An important thing to understand is that the tummy tuck is not a weight or fat loss treatment, but rather a body contouring procedure.
The Mini Tummy Tuck
Now that you understand what a tummy tuck is, the mini tummy tuck is a variation on this popular procedure – meant for those who might actually even be in good shape, but might have simply plateaued and aren’t getting the same results from diet and exercise.
A mini tummy tuck is a modified tummy tuck that uses a much smaller, and thus, far less invasive, C-section-like incision to gain access to the unwanted, excess tissue. Once we are able to reach the area, we work to tighten the muscle and remove excess lower abdominal skin. this provides those with lower abdominal issues, the perfect path to a flatter, sexier midsection in no time – both men and women!
Are You a Good Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The important thing to understand is that the tummy tuck is a highly individualized procedure – and patients should only consider it if it is what they want, and not to impress others. In addition, be realistic about the results which are possible from a Mini Tummy Tuck – and not a full tummy tuck.
The ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck has most of his or her issues below the belly button, and it is usually recommended for patients who have always been in pretty good shape – and within a stable weight range, never getting too fat or too slim. In addition, if the individual has plateaued with diet and exercise, and isn’t able to see the gains they want in the lower abdomen area. This procedure is ideal for people who have less excess tummy area skin or fat that is localized in the mid-abdomen area and want to tighten the abdominal area below the belly button.
The mini tummy tuck is smaller and less noticeable than incisions used for a full tummy tuck—there is just one at the bikini line. The goal of a full or modified tummy tuck is the same: to create a tighter, flatter stomach. Through a single, short incision at or above the pubic area that stretches a few inches across the lower abdomen, your plastic surgeon will remove excess skin, tighten the underlying slack muscle and perhaps use a fat-removal procedure like liposuction to further contour the area.
Recovery & Aftercare
The recovery period is very important to the overall mini Tummy Tuck procedure – and there are many similarities to the full Tummy Tuck recovery. Here are some important things to know:
For more information on all there is to know about the mini tummy tuck, be sure to contact us today.