Which Patients Benefit From Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Abdominoplasty procedures are becoming increasingly more sought after, thanks partly to the rise in mummy makeover surgery, but it’s the mini tummy tuck that patients are contacting the clinic most about this year.
Unlike a traditional abdominoplasty, or the fleur de lis abdominoplasty alternative – which also tackles the flanks – mini tummy tuck surgery is designed to help patients seeking to rejuvenate the lower part of the abdomen.
Why Choose The Mini Tuck?
Whilst a full abdominoplasty and the fleur de lis technique are ideal for those who have lost a good deal of weight and been left with excess skin, this smaller tummy tuck helps patients who have less skin to remove.
This makes it more suitable for women following childbirth or patients that may have had previous abdominal surgery.
Unlike the full version of the cosmetic procedure, a mini tuck does not remove a large amount of skin. For that reason it can only achieve subtle results and has a negligible impact on concerns such as stretch marks that the full tummy tuck procedure can address.
It’s important to remember that if loose skin at and above the belly button is present, a full tummy tuck or fleur de lis is likely to be needed. A consultation is required to ensure this form of body rejuvenation surgery is both suitable and safe for the patient to undergo.
A full consultation is required to ascertain the main issues and how best they can be treated.
What happens during a mini tuck?
During a smaller tummy tuck procedure, skin and excess fat will be removed from the lower part of the abdomen; this form of body rejuvenation surgery usually takes between 60 to 90 minutes.
An incision is made just above the pubic region, and as part of this cosmetic procedure, the skin is carefully separated from the underlying tissue. In some cases the plastic surgeon can tighten the abdominal wall too.
The extent of the incision varies from patient to patient, although it’s important to consider that more tissue can be removed if the incision is longer. Of course, this does however result is a larger scar, so it’s important to discuss and consider your options prior to undergoing mini tummy tuck surgery.
Generally in mini tummy tuck surgery the skin is then stretched down and any excess skin is removed; the tummy button does not need relocating, unlike during the full abdominoplasty or fleur de lis variation. The incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches and the skin is repositioned.
It is unusual to require drains although a compressive dressing is usually needed. The good news is that recovery from mini tummy tuck surgery is usually faster than from a full tummy tuck, because it often involves a small incision and less time in surgery.
Why choose Mr Ross?
Mr Gary Ross is a body rejuvenation surgery specialist in Manchester and helps patients from surrounding areas, including Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield to transform their appearance with mini tummy tuck surgery.
To find out more information about undergoing tummy tuck procedures, including the full tummy tuck or fleur de lis abdominoplasty too, please visit the treatment pages.
If you wish to book a consultation to discuss your body rejuvenation surgery needed please email the team to arrange an appointment with Mr Gary Ross to talk through your tummy tuck options.