For men and women with persistent, exercise-resistant fat or loose skin on the lower abdomen, a Houston mini tummy tuck may be just what the doctor ordered. A mini tummy tuck is also known as a partial abdominoplasty, and it is less complicated and invasive than a full tummy tuck.
This procedure is a great option to make a small correction to the lower abdominal area that appears flabby or disproportionate compared to the rest of the body. In a mini tummy tuck, the navel position is unchanged, and usually the incisions are smaller than in a full tummy tuck. Like a full tummy tuck, it can also be paired with liposuction to create the desired results and contour to the body.
In a mini tummy tuck, the loose, underlying muscle is tightened. Then, any excess skin or fat are removed to create a firm, smooth appearance.
A good candidate for a Houston mini tummy tuck is in good health, relatively fit, and is not planning any future pregnancies. Pregnancy after a tummy tuck procedure is likely to re-stretch the tightened area, undoing the results of the surgery.
The incisions from the surgery are usually placed above the pubic area but low enough to be hidden by most bathing suits. However, as with any surgery, it’s important to note there will likely be some scarring at the incision site. The scarring will fade significantly over time, and products can be applied after the incision has fully healed to help fade the scarring further. Results will be best when paired with healthy diet and exercise, maintaining the flatter stomach for many years to come.
As with any procedure, clear communication with the surgeon is vital to a successful surgery that achieves beautiful results. Read more in The Amerejuve Insider Vol. 2 No. 1. To schedule a free consultation to discuss a Houston mini tummy tuck or any other procedure with Amerejuve's board certified plastic surgeon, please call (713) 960-6262.