The Mini Tummy Tuck Option
Who doesn’t want a flatter, firmer tummy? An abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, can achieve remarkable results with several techniques. It flattens your stomach by removing excess skin and firms the stomach by repositioning and tightening the abdominal muscles. This procedure is very popular among women after pregnancies and for some following massive weight loss.
After a tummy tuck in Brandon, FL, patients typically have an improved self-esteem and confidence in their appearance. However, the incision runs along the bikini line, in some cases running from hipbone to hipbone. Although this scar heals very well with Dr. Shienbaum’s careful and precise attention, some patients would like to avoid the lengthy scar with a mini-tummy tuck option.
The Mini-Tummy Tuck
For a mini tummy tuck, the scar is a lot smaller, and in most cases, the recovery time is shorter and less painful. This is appealing to most patients, however, only a small percentage of women are actual candidates for this procedure. For example, if you have excess skin around your sides, you are most likely not a candidate for a mini tummy tuck because to remove this extra skin, the incisions need to be extended. At this point, it is a full tummy tuck.
A mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients who have an extra pouch in the center of their abdomen. Generally, patients near Lakeland, FL, should also be close or at their ideal weight for the best results. Although it’s appealing to have a shorter scar and reduced downtime from surgery, you may require a full tummy tuck to achieve your body goals.
Of course with any surgical procedure, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is necessary to determine which surgery is best for your goals and personal anatomy. Schedule your consultation today.