When diet and exercise just aren’t enough to smooth the lower abdomen, mini tummy tuck surgery may be an option for you. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers liposuction for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Chamblee, Woodstock, Peachtree City, and Lawrenceville.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Do you have an inconsistent midsection with toned muscles above your belly button, but an embarrassing pooch of fat below the navel? Eliminating the excess fat in this area can be challenging, if not impossible. This is where a mini tummy tuck helps you achieve your body contouring goals.
Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck allows you to achieve a flat abdomen without the extensive changes to the tissues and muscles that are required for a full tummy tuck.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Abdominoplasty?
A mini tummy tuck may be recommended if you:
- Follow a healthy lifestyle
- Have excess fat in the area below your belly button
- Do not have sagging skin on your abdomen
- Have tight, toned abdominal muscles
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Knowing how a mini tummy tuck will improve your body can be hard to visualize, so we recommend that you meet with Dr. Brothers for a consultation. He will describe the anticipated outcomes of the surgery, as well as any risks. This information will help you make an informed decision.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Abdominoplasty?
Mini tummy tuck surgery requires general anesthesia. The incision for a mini tummy tuck is the same as what is used for a full tummy tuck. The incision is made from one hip bone to the other following the line along the bikini line. Once the incision is made, Dr. Brothers pulls the soft tissue tightly and cuts away any excess.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck takes one to two hours.
What to Expect After Abdominoplasty
Recovery from a mini tummy tuck is similar to a full tummy tuck, but not as extensive. Your midsection will be tender, and you will have some swelling and bruising. You should expect the recovery to take two to four weeks. Dr. Brothers will recommend a timeline for doing some light exercises to promote healing and strengthening the abdominal muscles.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Yes, you will have a scar along your bikini line that will be hidden by your underwear and swimsuit.
When Will I See Results?
Seeing the immediate results of a mini tummy tuck is harder when compared to a full tummy tuck, but you may see some improvement. Once the compression bandage is removed, you will be able to see how your mini tummy tuck has toned your midsection.
How Long Will the Results of a Mini Tummy Tuck Last?
Continuing to eat properly and exercise will keep your abdomen toned and tightened, but weight changes and aging will affect your midsection. You may need a follow-up liposuction procedure should you develop new fat in the area.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Abdominoplasty Results
A thigh lift or liposuction is an excellent complement to a mini tummy tuck.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy tuck Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of a mini tummy tuck varies by patient. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
Now you can eliminate that pocket of fat below your belly button with a mini tummy tuck! At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer mini tummy tuck surgery, also known as mini abdominoplasty, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Chamblee, Woodstock, Peachtree City, and Lawrenceville. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!