What is a Mini Tummy Tuck procedure?

Using a small incision above the pubic bone, the procedure is designed to smooth and flatten the abdomen, by removing unwanted fat tissue and excess skin.

Who is a good candidate?

The procedure is ideal for anyone who might feel unhappy with that little extra tissue hanging below the belly button. The ideal candidate will be in overall good health, a non -smoker, understand the Mini Tummy Tuck procedure, and hold a realistic surgical expectations.

How is the Mini Tummy Tuck Performed?

The procedure begins, by making a short incision just above the pubic bone. Once any unwanted fat tissue and lax skin have been removed, the surgeon will pull the skin taut and tighten the abdominal muscles. To ensure proper healing, dissolvable sutures will be inserted into the abdomen.

How long is the procedure?

From two to three hours.

Does the Mini Tummy Tuck result in a scar?

The procedure does create a small scar, but it is much smaller than that of the traditional Tummy Tuck. The scar can be easily concealed under clothing, and will also fade (to a degree) over time.

When can work be resumed after a procedure?

Most people can return to work after one or two weeks.

What are the risks of this procedure?

All surgeries carry some risk of complications including poor wound healing, uncontrolled bleeding, nerve damage and unexpected scarring, but these are all very rare.

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