A mini tummy tuck procedure with Dr. David Passaretti can help you enjoy a more toned midsection with a reduced recovery time. A traditional abdominoplasty can tighten and firm your stomach, but it involves a more intensive procedure and a lengthier recovery time. If you suffer from a minimal amount of excess tissue on your abdomen and want to experience a smoother stomach with a less invasive procedure, Dr. Passaretti may suggest a mini tummy tuck.
Who is a Candidate?
Many patients can benefit from a mini tummy tuck, but you must meet certain criteria to qualify for this procedure. You may be a good candidate for this surgery if you:
- Have a minimal amount of excess skin and fat in your midsection
- Do not suffer from bulging or separated abdominal muscles, since this procedure typically does not address muscular tissue
- Are concerned about scarring, since mini tummy tucks can reduce your chance of developing noticeable scars
- Do not smoke, as this habit can interfere with proper healing
- Are in good overall health and able to safely undergo anesthesia and sedation
- Are at a stable weight since fluctuations in your weight can interfere with your tummy tuck results
At your initial consultation, Dr. Passaretti will examine your abdomen, go over your medical records, and discuss your expected outcomes to determine if you are eligible for a mini tummy tuck.
During mini tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Passaretti will administer the necessary anesthesia and sedation to keep you comfortable. Next, he will create a small incision somewhere below your navel and above your pubic region, depending on your particular needs. Next Dr. Passaretti will carefully remove surplus fat, skin, and tissue from your abdomen. He may also use liposuction to sculpt your stomach at this time. In some rare cases, he may also modify your abdominal muscle, although this is not typical. To complete your mini tummy tuck, Dr. Passaretti will suture your incision closed.
This minimally invasive approach means that Dr. Passaretti does not need to reposition your belly button. It involves a much shorter, smaller incision than traditional, circumferential, or extended abdominoplasties. Unlike an endoscopic tummy tuck, a mini abdominoplasty does not involve the use of special camera-controlled tools.
Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck
Mini abdominoplasty is a popular procedure because it offers numerous advantages over other body contouring techniques. The benefits of this surgery include a shorter healing time and subtler scarring. Since this procedure requires less extensive tissue modification, you can get back to work, school, and other activities more quickly. Like other contouring procedures, you can expect o experience improved self-esteem and confidence, as well as the ability to more comfortably wear midriff-bearing clothing or swimsuits