Mini tummy tucks, which are also known as partial abdominoplasty, is often sought out by women who are struggling to get rid of stubborn fatty deposits and excess skin around their stomach area.
A mini tummy tuck doesn’t require the large incision that a traditional tummy tuck does nor does it require a hip-to-hip scar above the bikini line, yet it can still produce amazing results.
Am I an ideal candidate?
Even though regular exercise and a healthy eating plan can reduce the size of your tummy, it doesn’t always provide the same results that a tummy tuck would.
Women who have had multiple children will generally struggle the most to achieve a flatter stomach. This comes down to the fact that the abdominal muscles have been stretched out in order to accommodate a growing baby. Following the birth of your child, core exercises can help tighten and strengthen those muscles again but there’s very little chance that you’ll be able to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape without surgery.
Mini tummy tucks are ideal for women who have a moderate amount of excess fatty tissue that needs to be removed. They will also have some loose skin around the stomach area.
How big will my scar be?
Verve is a cosmetic medicine center in Sydney that specialises in tightening the stomach muscles while removing any loose or sagging skin. In order to achieve this, an incision that’s about the same size as a C-section scar will need to be made in the pubic region. Since very little skin and tissue will be removed, your surgeon won’t need to move or re-attach your belly button.
Some cosmetic clinics even refer to the mini tummy tuck as a scarless procedure but this is not completely true. There will still be a small scar but it will hardly be visible and can be hidden by your swimsuit and underwear. There are also a number of creams and oils that can be used to reduce the appearance of this scar.
What about my recovery time?
Since this surgery only requires a small incision, local anaesthetic can be used, which means that your recovery time will be shorter too. On average, patients should bargain on about two weeks of downtime. During this time, it’s important to avoid any strenuous activities that might strain the abdominal area. Any pain that you experience can easily be managed with the right pain medication.
The mommy makeover
The mini tummy tuck is usually one of the procedures that are included in a mommy makeover. Basically, a mommy makeover is designed for women who want to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back. If there are other areas of your body that you’re unhappy with, you can add additional procedures to your surgery such as liposuction and breast augmentation, allowing you to walk away with a shapelier figure that you can proudly show off.
If you’re only concerned with achieving a flatter, more youthful stomach, a mini tummy tuck is an ideal option.