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Mini Tummy Tuck Improves the Appearance of Your Waistline

Posted Mar 04 2013 3:39am

Partial abdominoplasty or the mini tummy tuck is the right option for those persons who have a small amount of excess fat and skin in the lower abdominal area. It improves the appearance of your waistline and allows you to wear the clothes of your choice without inhibition.

Abdominoplasty That Is Less Invasive

The incision for this procedure is made just above or at the pubic region, and is similar to that made for a cesarean section. During this surgery, the excess saggy skin is removed, and the muscles tightened for a sculpted look. Plastic surgeons may perform liposuction to remove excess fat. Compared to a full tummy tuck, the belly button is not repositioned. The incision is closed with small sutures and small drains are inserted to drain away any fluid buildup. Elastic bandages would be applied to the treatment area, and secured.

The main advantage of the procedure is that it is less invasive. It can be completed within one to two hours. You may experience temporary swelling, discomfort and numbness. A compression garment is usually recommended during the healing period to promote healing and to ensure more comfort. Recovery period is shorter than that for a full tummy tuck. You can typically return for work within one to three weeks. It is best to avoid strenuous activity for about one month.

Mini tummy tuck is provided as an outpatient procedure; the surgeon may use local anesthesia, general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation according to individual requirements and conditions. The procedure is not associated with serious risks or complications, though there is a rare possibility of infections and blood clots.

Good Results That Last with the Right Exercise and Diet Schedule

Mini abdominoplasty provides permanent results if you are careful about maintaining a good diet and exercise schedule. The good results obtained may not stay put if you gain weight after your surgery. Women planning for a future pregnancy need to be aware that it will cause further stretching of the abdomen, and that they may need a revision tummy tuck after delivery.

  • The results and safety are improved when you are close to your ideal body weight.
  • It is important that you stop smoking at least 3 weeks before surgery, and until you are totally healed after the surgery.
  • Drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen must be avoided for 3 weeks before and after your surgery.

Mini tummy tuck or mini abdominoplasty is the best procedure to remove excess fat and skin in the lower abdomen. It restores an attractive body contour and improved self-esteem. To enjoy the best aesthetic results, it should be provided by an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon. The plastic surgery facility is also important – it should be well-equipped with advanced technology and offer the service of efficient and caring support staff.

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