After pregnancy, weight loss, weight gain, or due to aging, many women end up with a slack tummy that they are unhappy with. However it is possible to reshape a flabby belly with a mini tummy tuck. But what exactly is a mini tummy tuck? It is a procedure that is done to improve the shape of the abdomen by tightening and firming the skin.
An unattractive tummy is often characterized by loose overhanging skin, or a protruding skin below the belly that won’t seem to go away. These are the types of issues that can be resolved with a mini tummy tuck.
A mini tummy tuck is usually done on an outpatient basis. The operation lasts for about 2 hours, and involves the use of general anesthesia. The incision for the procedure is generally made low on the belly above the pubic area, but below the belly button. The scar is shorter and less noticeable than the one made for a full tummy tuck.
After the incision is made the skin is pulled down and tightened, and the excess skin removed. Recovery from a mini tummy tuck takes less time than it does for a full tummy tuck. Patients should allow at least 7 to 10 days for recovery, after which they can resume light activities. No strenuous activity is recommended for at least 6-8 weeks.
At the Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in Lanham, MD they will perform a thorough examination, to determine if you need a full or mini tummy tuck. The mini tummy tuck focuses on the area below belly button. It is therefore recommended for individuals with fat and excess skin between the belly button, and the pubic area. After the procedure, the abdomen will be noticeably flatter and smoother.