When a patient requires a small amount of fat be removed from the abdomen but not such a large amount as to require a full tummy tuck, a “mini” tummy tuck may be recommended by Dr. George Solomon. This procedure is often limited to patients who only require a small amount of tissue to be removed, usually below the navel. Even individuals within a normal weight range may develop a loose or protruding abdomen. At Solomon Cosmetic Center, you have options.
Dr. George Solomon is a body-contouring specialist and provides patients with the latest, most advanced techniques available. During your evaluation, he will discuss the different types of tummy tucks, scar placement, downtime, and will answer any questions you might have to make sure a mini tummy tuck is the best option for your individual situation.
Candidates for a Mini Tummy Tuck
- Men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a lower fat deposit
- Loose lower abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise
- Excess skin associated with increasing age, after pregnancy, or after significant weight loss
About the Procedure
In a mini tummy tuck, the belly button is not moved. An incision is made in the lower abdomen under the bikini line where excess skin then is drawn down and removed. Afterward, you can wear a bikini or low rise bottoms without worry and have a tighter, firmer tummy. Incisions may vary in length depending on the results you are trying to achieve as well as what type of tuck the doctor finds most appropriate for you.
Aftercare and Recovery
Recovery time typically takes at least a week or two and you will have regular follow-up visits to make sure you are healing properly. Swelling, soreness, and numbness of the skin may linger for several weeks; your doctor will give you specific instructions to follow regarding post-op care and the risk of infection. Overall, you can expect to have a tighter, firmer tummy.
A mini tummy tuck might be all you need. Contact Dr. George Solomon today to learn more about our aesthetic procedures that can make you look and feel younger. Dr. Solomon attracts patients from all over Florida including Tampa, Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Palm Harbor, and Largo.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results of any treatment may vary.