Many men and women have a drooping belly that looks odd when they wear certain types of clothes. Often, binge eating, excessive drinking, and generally leading an unhealthy lifestyle can leave a person with this sagging stomach. Some other causes include pregnancy and weight fluctuations.
Sometimes, correcting or changing the lifestyle or even changing your diet from junk food to healthier food does not change this condition. In these cases, people may choose a mini tummy tuck to give themselves a better-looking lower abdomen.
What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is also known as partial abdominoplasty. Not many are aware of it, but it is a great option for people who are self-conscious about a sagging belly that makes them look awkward and out of shape. This procedure mainly focuses on recontouring and sculpting the region that is right below the belly button and above the pubic area.
The surgery is quite similar to the full abdominoplasty, which also involves removal of excess tissue from the abdominal region and tightening of the remaining tissue. This procedure, however, involves a smaller incision, which makes it less invasive than the traditional method of abdominoplasty.
The mini tummy tuck incision is made on the lower abdomen. Through this incision, the surgeon tightens the muscles of the lower abdomen and removes the skin that is superfluous. They also remove the fatty tissues.
What is incredible is how much this procedure is able to change using only its small incision. Not only can it make you look in shape, it can also give a firmer midsection that is in better proportion to the rest of your body.
Who Is Eligible for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
There are many people who feel self-conscious about the shape of their body and the look of their lower abdomen. For these people, the mini tummy tuck may be the ideal procedure. Women whose lower abdomen hangs down due to age can choose this treatment, as can younger women who are starting to notice this issue.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
To begin the partial tummy tuck procedure, anesthesia is administered to the patient. The type of anesthesia that will be used for this surgery will be discussed in advance during a consultation with your plastic surgeon.
A horizontal incision is then generally made in the lower abdominal area. Generally, the size of the incision depends on the amount of skin that needs to be removed, but the incision is generally small. It is shorter than that of the full abdominoplasty, which stretches from one hip to the other.
After this, excess tissues are removed and sagging tissues are tightened. To complete the procedure, the incision is closed with the help of surgical sutures.
Make sure that you talk to the doctor during a consultation in order to find out the dos and don’ts that you must adhere to during your healing process.
Schedule a Helpful Consultation
To make an appointment for a consultation at our office, contact Dr. Conrad Tirre, a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. Dr. Tirre will be happy to answer your questions.