Learn More About Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery
A mini tummy tuck, also called a “small scar tummy tuck,” is ideal for individuals troubled with the excess fat and skin of the lower abdomen. Often this will resemble a pouch of excess skin and fat overlying a lower stomach crease or C-section scar. The pubic and mons area may also show sag or droop. These problem areas may arise following pregnancy, weight change, aging or genetic predisposition.
For these problem areas localized to the lower torso, a mini tummy tuck offers an effective solution. The mini tummy tuck is specifically designed for individuals wanting a flat tight lower abdomen with minimal scarring. It will not, however, remove stretch marks, tighten loose fascia, or close muscle separation in the upper abdomen.
The revolutionary scarless tummy tuck technique tightens loose abdominal skin without the need for traditional surgical scars. Using radiofrequency lipolysis to shrink and reshape the upper torso, Dr. Shienbaum can sculpt and contour an entirely new body silhouette. This is an incisionless outpatient procedure with minimal downtime and without the need for sutures, drains or general anesthesia.
Compared to a traditional or full tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty), which targets the entire abdominal midsection, the mini tummy tuck addresses only the lower half of the abdomen between the pubic area and the belly button. While on occasion the umbilicus may be repositioned or “floated” to create an longer silhouette, the mini abdominoplasty will not address a sagging belly button or excess skin folds in the upper waistline. For individuals suffering from weakened abdominal musculature and significant protrusion than Dr Sheinbaum’s Signature Hourglass Tummy Tuck procedure is recommended.
Ultimately, the best way to know what type of tummy tuck procedure is best for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shienbaum. Request your appointment online or call Brandon Plastic Surgery at (813) 359-1075.