Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery offers the mini tummy tuck at their Long Island and Manhattan offices for clients who are looking to remove excess rolls of fat and skin from their lower abdomen. This results in a younger, flatter, and more attractive and contoured midsection. This procedure is an ideal choice for clients who have milder needs than those associated with a traditional tummy tuck and are more interested in approving the appearance of their stomach than losing weight.
This procedure is less invasive than a traditional tummy tuck and is performed by one of our certified plastic surgeons. The surgeon makes a small incision above the bikini line, separates the skin and removes the excess fat and skin, and stitches the incision without removing or repositioning the navel. This results in a smaller scar and a flatter, more toned abdomen with a very short recovery time.
What to Expect Before a Mini Tummy Tuck
If you’re considering this procedure, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with one of our expert plastic surgeons. They will examine your stomach area to determine your suitability for the procedure. Someone with more excess fat and loose skin may want to consider a traditional tummy tuck while someone who wants is only looking to get rid of excess fat may consider other non-surgical options. This is a surgical procedure, so clients should be in good health and have reasonable expectations about the recovery period.
Before your scheduled surgery, your plastic surgeon will make sure you understand the details of the procedure and how to prepare for it. This will include getting a good night’s sleep, making sure the surgery area is clean and preparing for your recovery period at home. You will also be checked for any allergies to ensure there will be no interference with the anesthesia during the surgery, and your medication history will be reviewed.
What to Expect During and After a Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck is performed in our plastic surgery clinic. The surgery is done under general anesthesia for maximum comfort and takes between two and three hours. A surgical incision is made above the bikini line, and a skin flap is created to allow the surgeon to remove the excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. The skin is then sewn up, creating a much smaller scar than with a traditional tummy tuck.
The recovery period for this surgery is shorter than a traditional tummy tuck. You can expect to return to work within a week or two of the surgery, but strenuous activity should be avoided for four to six weeks. A follow-up appointment will be arranged to check the healing process. When recovery is complete, you will notice a distinctly flatter, more toned stomach.
Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Right for Me?
- Are you looking for a less-invasive alternative to traditional tummy tucks?
- Do you want to remove a moderate amount of excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen?
- Are you looking for a permanent solution rather than a renewable treatment?
- Would you like to cut down on the recovery period and downtime associated with tummy tucks?
For More Information…
The mini tummy tuck is a less-invasive surgical treatment designed to remove excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen, creating a younger-looking, more toned stomach. If you’re interested, contact Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery at our Manhattan or Long Island offices for more information or to schedule an initial consultation today!