Mini Tummy Tuck Jacksonville
Although the name is similar a Mini Tummy Tuck (mini-abdominoplasty) is quite different from a full tummy tuck in that is is a far less invasive procedure that is suited to a patient with different needs.
In the mini-abdominoplasty procedure a small incision is made across the lower abdomen and the muscles of the lower abdominal wall, from the navel down to the pubic mound, are tightened. Little or no skin is removed and the navel is left intact.
The benefits of a mini tummy tuck are that there is less surgery and therefore less recovery time. A mini-abdominoplasty procedure can sometimes be done in-office under sedation and a local anesthetic. Since the incision is much shorter with less pressure on the closure the final scar will be much shorter and thinner than for a full tummy tuck, however a mini tummy tuck will not remove the excess skin and stretch marks left by pregnancy and extreme weight loss.
An ideal candidate for mini tummy tuck is someone who is within 20lbs of their ideal weight, reasonably healthy, doesn’t smoke, has good skin elasticity and does not have an excess of loose skin. Mini abdominoplasty is often combined with liposuction for an enhanced result. As with all cosmetic surgery procedures be sure to see plenty of mini tummy tuck before and after pictures and to discuss any questions you may have with your plastic surgeon. It is important that you have realistic expectations about what is possible and will be content with the results before you decide to proceed.
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