Mini Tummy Tuck
For many women and men, tummy tuck surgery is the only way to achieve the slim and toned midsection. Weight fluctuations, previous surgery, pregnancy, and genetics can all contribute to skin excess, muscle laxity and fatty deposits in the abdominal area which cause the belly to protrude and sag. Diet and exercise may help to some degree, but often the only solution is a tummy tuck. For some patients, a mini tummy tuck may be sufficient, while for others an extended procedure may be necessary. Dr. Dawes will help you to determine which of these approaches will best achieve your desired results.
A Mini-abdominoplasty usually has a shorter scar and tightens the lower abdominal area only. This is often all that is required to get rid of problems related to a previous C-section scar or those limited to the lowermost abdomen. This will do nothing to help with excess skin or protrusion above the bellybutton. The incision length is determined by the degree of skin laxity. The incision shape and position can be individualized to achieve the results you are looking for.
Good candidates for a tummy tuck include:
- Women who are finished having children, and who have excess skin, stretch marks, and a protruding abdomen
- Men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose, sagging skin on their midsections
- Individuals whose skin is losing elasticity as they age and who are bothered by the laxity of their abdomens