The term “mini” has become increasingly popular to describe a procedure that offers impressive results without much need for downtime. The abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, can definitely help flatten and tone your stomach for a more attractive appearance.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Tone Your Stomach With A Mini Tummy Tuck
What's the Difference Between A Mini Tummy Tuck and A Full Tummy Tuck?
A full tummy tuck is a more extensive procedure that requires significantly more downtime than a mini tummy tuck in Houston. A conventional tummy tuck procedure is performed for the removal of excess skin and fat under the belly button and over the pubic area.
The scar that results from a conventional tummy tuck will typically run from hip bone to hip bone. The surgeon would attempt to conceal the scar by placing the incision as close as possible to the pubic area.
The surgeon removes a large area of fat and skin. The remaining tissue is tightened up and pulled down, meeting the pubic area tissue. The surgeon would then sew the abdominal muscles together, narrowing the patient’s waist. They would then sew the incision closed.
You may make a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck if you are currently at a normal weight, have little to no abdominal muscle stretching, and have a sufficiently long trunk.
It is important to understand that a mini tummy tuck is not for correcting large areas of fat. Instead, it helps those who are already close to their target weight but need some help with small fat pockets around the abdominal area.
If getting pregnant is a possibility in your future, you may want to wait before undergoing a mini tummy tuck in Houston. This will ensure that your results are not impacted by your pregnancy.
Since the focus of a mini tummy tuck is the lower abdomen, it is not ideal for those with significant fat or excess skin around their entire midsection. The mini tummy tuck is for those who need some excess skin or fat removed due to pregnancy, liposuction procedures, or weight fluctuations.
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Would you like more information about the mini tummy tuck procedure? If so, or if you would like to go ahead and schedule a mini tummy tuck consultation, please contact the office of Dr. Cameron Erickson today.