Mini Tummy Tuck
Get back into those skinny jeans!
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.
Are You a Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The procedures that achieve optimal results include a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, and a mini tummy tuck. The best candidates for mini tummy tuck are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a lower fat deposit or loose lower abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise. It’s very common to struggle with an abundance of excess skin with increasing age, after pregnancy or after significant weight loss. Even individuals within a normal weight range may develop a loose or protruding abdomen. At Solomon Cosmetic Center, you have options.
In a mini tummy tuck, the belly button is not moved. An incision is made on the lower abdomen under the bikini line where excess skin then 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.
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 but 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.
*Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.