Mini-Tummy Tuck Surgeryin Gainesville, FL
A mini-tummy tuck or mini-abdominoplasty is indicated in those patients who are not candidates for a full abdominoplasty and have a slight excess of skin which makes them poor candidates for a liposuction only procedure. A mini tummy tuck is a smaller procedure than a traditional abdominoplasty and is designed to primarily improve the contour of the abdomen below the belly button. A mini-abdominoplasty involves a shorter scar than a traditional abdominoplasty. It also may involve more aggressive liposuction than may be safely performed during a traditional abdominoplasty. Muscle repair may be performed as indicated. A mini-tummy tuck is therefore the ideal treatment for a patient with minimal amount of excess skin usually overhanging a c-section scar with a moderate amount of extra fat deposits primarily in the lower abdomen. The belly button can be managed in one of two ways during a mini-tummy tuck. It can be left attached to the abdominal wall and will be pulled slightly downward as the excess skin and fat are removed form the lower abdomen. The belly button can also be “floated”. If a “float” is performed, the belly button is freed from the abdominal wall but left attached to the abdominal skin and relocated usually no more than 2 centimeters inferiorly. Compared with traditional abdominoplasty, there is minimal downtime with a mini-tummy tuck.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Mini-abdominoplasty or mini-tummy tuck surgery is an outpatient procedure performed at Dr. Tyrone’s ambulatory surgery facility located in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Tyrone understands that the decision to undergo Plastic Surgery is an important one, and he knows the importance of educating you before, during and after the procedure as he firmly believes the most informed patients are also the most comfortable, confident and satisfied patients.Book an Appointment