How To Determine If You’re A Good Candidate For A Mini Tummy Tuck

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Mini Tummy Tuck Candidates

As a result of pregnancy, weight loss, or aging, many women are plagued with excess abdominal skin which can be incredibly stubborn, making it almost impossible to restore their stomach to its former flat, youthful state. If you are troubled by the appearance of loose or sagging skin on your midsection, you may be wondering if you are a suitable candidate for a partial abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a mini tummy tuck. Individuals with only minor excess tissue, who are interested in minimizing scars and a shortened recovery time, may be good candidates for a mini tummy tuck.

Mild To Moderate Excess Tissue

A mini tummy tuck is best suited to women with only a small amount of skin wrinkling or sagging on the lower abdomen, who hope to restore their pre-pregnancy figure. While diet and exercise can help women lose weight and strengthen their core, surgery is often the only solution for the loose skin or separated abdominal muscles which are common post-pregnancy. People who have excessive abdominal fat distribution, significant skin or muscle separation which extends from the pelvis to sternum will be better suited to a full tummy tuck procedure.

Reduced Chance Of Scarring

While a full tummy tuck requires a hip-to-hip incision, the mini tummy tuck utilizes a smaller incision, which is typically 10-20 centimeters long and will be strategically placed low in the pubic region, making it easy to conceal. Aside from the smaller abdominal scar, a mini tummy tuck does not require reconstruction of the navel, which further reduces the appearance of scarring.

Shorter Recovery Time

Individuals who hope to tighten and smooth their lower belly, without a lengthy recovery time, are often good candidates for a mini tummy tuck. Because a partial abdominoplasty is less invasive than a full abdominoplasty procedure, the downtime will be shorter, which makes it an ideal procedure for busy individuals who need to resume their day-to-day activities quickly.

A mini tummy tucks are usually performed under general anesthesia but can sometimes often be done with the aid of local anaesthetic and IV sedation. The reduced medication, less tissue trauma and tissue tension mean that many patients are able to return to work within a week of their procedure. Patients are still advised that strenuous activities should be avoided for at least one month post-operatively.

If you are interested in a tummy tuck procedure, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft, who will listen to your concerns in order to determine whether a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck is best suited to your individual goals for the procedure. Regardless of which option you choose, Dr. Craft can help to restore both your appearance and confidence, so you can feel like yourself again.

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