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.

My full experience with Sterling Plastic Surgery for my tummy tuck

My full experience with Sterling Plastic Surgery for my tummy tuck, from consultation to post-op follow ups, exceeded my expectations. After a 60+ lb weight loss and being extremely dissatisfied with my belly left behind, I cautiously went in for a consultation to explore my options. Upon meeting Dr. Sterling and hearing him speak about the procedure and what he can do to improve my body, I knew, without a doubt, I would be getting the results I had been hoping for. His knowledge and confidence was incredibly reassuring. Not only was Dr. Sterling knowledgeable, but the entire medical and office staff of Sterling Plastic Surgery is bright, amazing, positive and incredibly accommodating for someone with a crazy hectic schedule.

My surgery was perfect and recovery was smooth. I took all Dr. Sterling’s suggestions & orders seriously and felt as well as I could from start to finish during my recovery process. I am now left with the flat stomach I always imagined I had! I would not change a thing about my experience with Sterling Plastic Surgery and would be back for any future needs and recommend them to anyone!!


To say my life has been changed is an understatement

To say my life has been changed is an understatement. When I looked into abdominoplasty and saw what my belly could look like, I was so eager to have the surgery. I knew my stomach wouldn’t look perfect and I would be left with a big scar but I felt it was better than the loose sagging skin and stretch marks my kids had left me with. I made the decision to do it and I’m SO glad I did! My results are no less than AMAZING!!! After a year and a half, my scar was completely smooth and very light. I chose to have a large tattoo on my stomach and now you cannot tell I have even had surgery! Dr. Sterling is a miracle worker and his staff are fabulous! If you’re considering Dr. Sterling for your surgery, RUN, don’t walk to his office and get it done! He will change your life as he has changed mine! Thank you so much Dr. Sterling!


I am so thrilled with the result from my tummy tuck and liposuction in late January

First, I want to apologize for taking so long to write this testimonial. Life is so busy, and I should have taken the time sooner to thank you for my new figure.

I am so thrilled with the result from my tummy tuck and liposuction in late January. I have a new confidence and lease on life, and I’m taking on more challenges physically and fitness wise. Before, nothing I did gave me the results I wanted. So, I just stopped trying and didn’t care about my diet. After three children via C-section, it seemed my belly was hopeless.

Now, for the first time in eight years, I actually look through the Victoria’s Secret bikini catalog shopping, instead of self-disgust. I feel better, I look better and I am happier. Its funny what a simple change can make in your overall happiness, when as a person, working hard for a good figure and not getting it can get you so down.

I remarked to a friend that I feel like I felt 15 years ago, self-confidence wise.

The recovery, while not a breeze, was not as difficult as I thought it would be and I would do this over again in a heartbeat.

Dr. Sterling seems to know exactly what to do to get realistic results that meet a patient’s goals. I was thrilled with the results and the costs were reasonable. The staff at the Elliott One Day Surgery Center was wonderful.

If you are considering this procedure, I would recommend Dr. Sterling for many reasons, and have already for several friends that are considering it in the next few years.


As I sit and write this letter, a testimonial long overdue considering the daily gratitude I feel for Dr. Sterling

As I sit and write this letter, a testimonial long overdue considering the daily gratitude I feel for Dr. Sterling, I can say I am perfectly happy with my body and I feel confident and beautiful. I am tall and thin and my body was never an issue for me before I had children. We all find flaws in ourselves, but I knew I was pretty darn lucky. I had twins in 2007. Having any child is detrimental to a woman’s body, but having twins is complete body trauma. When I was pregnant my abdomen and breasts were so huge and stretched, I looked like I could tip over. I watched my body change, and although having children was a wonderful and exciting time for me, it was strange to see what was familiar and likable about my body disappear. No one knows how her body will react to pregnancy and I know some people bounce right back. That was impossible for me.

When my twins were 3-years old I realized I was mourning for my pre-pregnancy body. No one who knows me would characterize me as a self-centered or vain person. I felt guilty thinking about myself and considering the possibility of plastic surgery, however, I also understood that pregnancy had changed my body dramatically, and it seemed logical to repair the damage. My breasts really deflated after I was done nursing, from a C cup to an AA cup. Before my implants, I had very little breast tissue left, my breasts just sat on my ribs, in a manner I imagine only seen on an old woman. The skin on my stomach was loose and rippled with stretch marks. I was embarrassed to wear a bathing suit, even a one piece, and I was self-conscious about my body in front of my husband. I didn’t look at myself in the mirror.

It was my mother who actually told me to at least go to a consultation. She truly understood how uncomfortable I was about how I looked. She said, “People repair dents and scratches on cars even if it’s only cosmetic. You should not feel guilty for wanting to repair your body after pregnancy.”

I researched plastic surgeons extensively before scheduling any consultations. After meeting Dr. Sterling I knew I didn’t need to look any further. What impressed me most about Dr. Sterling when I first met him was not only how knowledgeable and intelligent he was, but also how warm and funny he was. He listened to all of my concerns, and spent a significant amount of time talking to me. Plastic surgery is a big decision, and knowing that the Dr. is taking it as seriously as you are is really important. Dr. Sterling was a remarkable listener and such a likable person that I knew instantly that he was the one. It’s like picking out your wedding dress, you just know!

Dr. Sterling gave me a mini-tummy tuck and breast implants in mid-August. I was able to go back to teaching 2 weeks later with no pain. I was blown away by the rapidity of my recovery and the speed in which my implants dropped into place and became soft and natural. I have spoken to many other women, who went to other doctors, who took over three months to start showing final results after breast augmentation. Within one week my incisions were healed. In one month my breasts looked amazing. My tummy looked great right away. I was able to go out for lunch the day after my surgeries and experienced minor pain and discomfort. In my extensive research, this type of recovery was really unheard of! Dr. Sterling performs miracles.

I cannot speak more highly of Dr. Sterling’s skill or ability. My results are incredible and I feel wonderful. I am so happy that I chose to take care of myself and repair my body after pregnancy. I thought I would encounter negativity after my surgeries, but women really seem to understand the importance of feeling good about ourselves after we have children. I think my children have only benefited from having a happy, confident mommy.

I highly recommend Dr. Sterling. I did my research and I am positive my results could not be better.


You gave me back my life!

My Dear Dr. Sterling,

You gave me back my life!! If I could have done this earlier in my life I would have but it doesn’t matter because to date it’s the best thing I have ever done for myself and the best money I have ever spent. Dr. Sterling, you did an amazing job and your staff was friendly and attentive.

This tummy tuck made me look 10-15 years younger!


Contact our office today to schedule your initial consult with Dr. Sterling for mini tummy tucks.

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Dr. Sterling’s ongoing commitment to patient safety and satisfaction is evident in the personal attention and care he provides to each and every one of his patients.

Dr. Sterling treats patients from all over New England including the northernmost parts of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. He provides the entire spectrum of cosmetic surgery and is double board certified with both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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