A mini tummy tuck, also known as mini abdominoplasty, is a viable option for men and women who don't need a procedure as drastic as a full abdominoplasty. The best candidates for mini tummy tucks are those who have done as much as they can through diet and exercise, but still have some excess loose skin over the lower abdomen. This can be an ideal procedure for women who wish to tighten up the skin and muscle after pregnancy.
In most cases of mini abdominoplasty, the offending fat deposits are located below the navel. The surgeon will generally make an incision just above the pubic region, similar to a C-section cut, and thus should not have to reposition the belly button.
Is Pregnancy a Concern After a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Women considering an abdominoplasty procedure may want to wait until after they are done having children, as pregnancy can cause the surgically tightened muscles to separate.
How Do You Know If A Mini Tummy Tuck Is For You?
Sterling Plastic Surgery can help you decide if a mini tummy tuck is the right procedure for you. Call us at (603) 518-5450 today, or contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Daniel A. Sterling is double-board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery, giving him experience and training that only a select few physicians share. He treats patients from all over New England, including New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.