Mini Tummy Tuck
Conveniently located to serve Jacksonville, FL
At Posh Plastic Surgery, we offer a mini tummy tuck for men and women in Jacksonville who are struggling with the appearance of their stomach but may not be in need of a traditional full tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck can give you the tight and toned-looking stomach you want without the lengthy recovery period. Dr. Sofia Kirk’s expertise is what makes her among the best to perform a mini tummy tuck Jacksonville residents can depend on.
Tummy Tuck Vs. Mini Tummy Tuck
Although the name is similar, a Mini Tummy Tuck (mini-abdominoplasty) is quite different from a full tummy tuck in that it 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
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.
Good Candidates for a Mini Tummy Tuck
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.
Recovering from a Mini Tummy Tuck
The recovery period for a mini tummy tuck is much shorter than a traditional tummy tuck. Some swelling and minor discomfort is to be expected. A compression garment may need to be worn to manage swelling. It will take around two weeks of recovery before you can resume a majority of your normal activities, strenuous activity should be avoided for around six weeks.
The Cost of a Mini Tummy Tuck
The cost of a mini tummy tuck will vary based on the work needed and the techniques used to achieve the patient’s desired results. If you have any question regarding price and payment options for a mini tummy tuck in Jacksonville, Dr. Kirk can address them during the consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Posh Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your mini tummy tuck in Jacksonville. Dr. Sofia Kirk is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can use her expert skills and refined eye for aesthetic beauty to provide you with the beautiful and natural-looking results you are looking for.