Mini Tummy Tuck

Do you look in the mirror and see a toned figure everywhere besides your belly? The abdomen can be one of the most stubborn areas of the body to define. If you have excess skin around your lower abdomen due to aging, pregnancy, or weight gain and are searching for a viable option to reduce the appearance of loose skin, a mini tummy tuck may be the best solution. This procedure will help Santa Barbara patients improve the shape and contour of their bodies. To ensure that you achieve optimum results with your mini tummy tuck procedure, speak to a plastic surgeon to find out which option best suits your needs.

What Is Mini Tummy Tuck?

The mini tummy tuck is a variation of the traditional abdominoplasty. It utilizes a shorter incision that is placed just above or at the pubic area and is very similar to the incision used for a C-section. Essentially, the mini tummy tuck is a type of modified traditional tummy tuck that uses a small incision to remove any extra, lower abdominal skin and tighten the muscle in this area. The ideal candidate for this procedure is someone who has accumulated excess skin below the belly button. A mini tummy tuck is typically recommended for patients who are in good shape and at their ideal goal weight.

Mini Tummy Tuck versus Traditional Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck uses a much smaller incision than a traditional tummy tuck. While the goal of a mini and a traditional tummy tuck is the same – to achieve a flatter and tighter stomach – the mini tummy tuck is much less invasive and requires less recovery time. The incision is typically only a few inches long and will be the access point for the plastic surgeon to remove any excess skin, tighten the slack muscle, and in some cases, use liposuction to provide additional contour to this area of your body.

Who Is a Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is the ideal procedure for anyone that has localized excess skin, which resides between the pubic bone and the belly button. If you have excess skin or fat in a larger area, then a traditional or extended tummy tuck can be performed to achieve the desired results. In general, a person that receives a mini tummy tuck will be trim but unable to address the excess skin that has developed as the result of age or weight loss.

Learn More about the Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure

If you are interested in a mini tummy tuck, contact the office of Dr. Mackenzie to schedule a consultation and gather further information about treatment. Dr. Mackenzie can evaluate your condition and determine if a mini tummy tuck is in fact the right procedure for your needs. Loose, excess skin doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, but you can still achieve a smoother skin appearance in the lower abdominal area with surgical intervention. Fortunately, the mini tummy tuck utilizes less invasive techniques than a traditional tummy tuck.

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