Mini Tummy Tuck
Do you have loose skin and fatty tissue on your abdomen that refuses to go away with diet or exercise? This is a common issue in post-pregnancy or after excessive weight loss – the skin and muscles in the abdomen can be stretched and refuse to tighten back to a firm, flat tummy. Abdominoplasty, or “a tummy tuck,” can remove excess skin and fat while tightening the abdomen. At Ederra Bella, we offer a mini tummy tuck at our plastic surgery center in Johns Creek, GA.
What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
In traditional abdominoplasty, a horizontal incision is made across the bottom of the abdomen right below the bikini line. This can extend from hip bone to hip bone to remove a significant amount of skin and fat while tightening the abdominal muscles and tissue throughout the abdomen area. In many cases, the belly button must be repositioned to ensure it looks natural.
With a mini tummy tuck, the incision is shorter and more discreet but still placed in the same area. Since the incision is smaller, there is less access to the upper abdominal region. This procedure is designed to only address the lower belly, removing sagging skin and tissue to create a flat stomach. Since less abdominal area is affected, the belly button does not need to be adjusted.
If only your lower abdomen needs tightening, you may be a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck. Not only is the incision and scar smaller, but recovery from this procedure is also shorter than a traditional or full tummy tuck. While patients may need up to two weeks to recover from a traditional abdominoplasty, many people can return to work and other normal activities after about a week with a mini tummy tuck.
A flabby lower stomach can impact your appearance and confidence. If you want to have a flat, firm stomach again, an abdominoplasty procedure may be right for you. To see if you qualify for a mini tummy tuck, contact our team at Ederra Bella. Call our plastic surgery center in Johns Creek, GA, near Alpharetta. We can schedule a tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Myla to discuss the best procedure to obtain the flat stomach you desire.