A mini tummy tuck is an excellent body contouring option if you would like to address excess skin and loose abdominal muscles below the belly button. This procedure is the least invasive form of tummy tuck surgery, and is a great option for people with a minimal amount of excess skin to be removed and minor muscle looseness in the lower abdominal region.
At your initial abdominoplasty consultation, our plastic surgeons will determine whether a mini tummy tuck will be the best option to achieve your aesthetic goals. If you do not need any additional sculpting above the belly button, this procedure is generally an ideal option. Call 303-320-5566 to arrange a visit to our office in the Littleton area.
Mini Tummy Tuck Benefits
There are many benefits associated with a mini tummy tuck. It is significantly less invasive than a traditional abdominoplasty, resulting in a much shorter recovery. Other benefits include:
- Less scarring than a traditional tummy tuck
- Your belly button will usually not need to be repositioned during the procedure
- Significantly less expensive than a traditional abdominoplasty
- Procedure can be performed on a wider range of people, including patients who are not suitable candidates for a full tummy tuck due to scarring caused by a prior procedure
Your Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
Our Denver plastic surgeons will make a small incision along the bikini line, just above the pubic region. The lower portion of your abdominal muscle wall is tightened, excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin will be lifted and stretched to achieve a more sculpted appearance in your abdominal region.
In some instances, our doctors may recommend liposuction in conjunction with your mini tummy tuck for enhanced results.
Mini Tummy Tuck Recovery
Your recovery will be substantially shorter and you will experience less discomfort than with a standard tummy tuck. In most cases, you should be able to return home the day of your procedure.Our surgical team will provide you with detailed after-care instructions. It is important to follow them diligently to ensure proper healing and optimal results from your mini tummy tuck.
A compression garment will be worn for several weeks following your procedure to facilitate the healing process. You can generally resume light activity such as walking the night of your procedure, and you can expect to return to work within about two weeks. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for about a month.
For more information about the benefits of a mini tummy tuck, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery online or call 303-320-5566 or complete our online form. Our experienced plastic surgeons welcome patients from Littleton and other parts of the Denver metro area in Colorado.