Traditional tummy tucks are becoming increasingly popular to get rid of body fat, but few consider all of the effects. A mini tummy tuck serves the same purpose as that of a traditional one, with fewer consequences. To learn more about this procedure, contact the experts at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery.
What is a Partial Tummy Tuck?
The result is the same in both cases, but scarring is significantly reduced in a mini tummy tuck procedure where smaller surgical incisions are made. While traditionally the surgeon removes fat from the mid-section of the body and then repositions the tissue underneath to tighten the skin, in a mini tummy tuck, the focus is below the navel.
Full Tummy Tuck vs. Partial Tummy Tuck
Patients are advised to do their own research and consult with our cosmetic surgeon to maximize positive results. The focus area of a mini tuck lies just below the belly button.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Patients who suffer from perennial fat-settlement localized between the navel and the pubic area often find physical exercise unyielding, even with years of a rigorous regimen. This is the most idyllic treatment to get rid of body fat and have a toned middle for them. Those who intend to undergo this surgery should be sound of health and at or relatively close to their ideal body weight.
Reduced Recovery Time
Mini tummy tucks are less invasive and involve a reduced recovery period compared to traditional tummy tucks. Full mobility and muscle function are resumed within a shorter period of time.
While many of the benefits of a mini tuck outweigh the traditional method, issues like pregnancy-related muscle separation – diastasis rectus – can oftentimes only be mitigated by a full abdominoplasty. This is because the surgery does not focus on fat above the navel.
The patient must understand that the surgery opted for should suit their individual wants and needs. A partial-abdominoplasty procedure is shorter to recover from, but the effects of a full abdominoplasty may be more conducive to a toned stomach.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Make an appointment at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, with offices based in Southampton Woodbury, Manhattan, and Boca Baton, to learn more about this procedure. Contact us today to book your consultation!