While some people may accumulate excess fat throughout their abdomen, many develop a “pooch” or isolated pocket of stubborn fat in the area between the belly button and the pubic area. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Abel Mounir offers mini tummy tuck surgery at Manchester Cosmetic Centre for patients with isolated excess fat in the lower abdomen. This less-involved adaptation of the traditional tummy tuck focuses only on the area of concern without affecting the navel or necessitating a large hip-to-hip scar.
A mini tummy tuck eliminates both excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen to produce a flatter, slimmer, firmer appearance. A mini tummy tuck involves a faster recovery and a smaller incision than a traditional tummy tuck. It also does not involve removing the belly button. A lower abdominal tummy tuck is an effective solution to stubborn tummy fat resistant to diet and exercise. A mini tummy tuck can help resolve:
Excess Skin & Fat
Candidates for a mini tummy tuck have some excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen, but not enough to necessitate a full tummy tuck. Women who plan to get pregnant children should wait until they are done having children. The ideal tummy tuck patient is at or near their goal weight and has maintained a stable weight for at least six months. Patients who smoke will need to quit at least six weeks prior to surgery.
You will likely be under general anesthesia for your mini tummy tuck, ensuring that you are fully asleep throughout the procedure. Dr. Mounir will make a small incision (typically about four to eight inches long) just above your pubic line, where it will be easy to hide under a swimsuit or almost any garment.
Dr. Mounir will remove excess skin and fat as well as tighten lax muscle to produce a flatter, firmer lower abdomen. Unlike a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck does not require the removal of the belly button or a large incision that spans across the hips, offering a less involved recovery and minimal scarring. You can expect your mini abdominoplasty to take between one hour and 90 minutes to complete.
Recovery from a mini tummy tuck can take six weeks or longer in some cases. You will likely need to wear an abdominal brace throughout your recovery. You will need to wait a minimum of six weeks to engage in strenuous activity, including rigorous exercise and heavy lifting.
You will notice an immediate difference in your lower abdomen. However, your full results will not be apparent until you are fully healed, and all swelling has subsided. Results from a mini tummy tuck are considered permanent, though they may be impacted by significant weight change, pregnancy, and aging.
Discuss Your Mini Tummy Tuck in Manchester, Liverpool, or Birmingham
If you would like to discuss your options for a mini abdominoplasty with Dr. Mounir, please contact Manchester Cosmetic Centre to schedule your consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Mounir will listen closely to your concerns, assess the condition of your abdomen, and help you create your personalized treatment plan. He will also provide you with all of the necessary information to ensure that you feel confident, comfortable, and prepared for your mini tummy tuck.
Abdominoplasty is usually considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. However, there are some conditions that may make treatment medically necessary and warrant coverage.
The cost of your mini abdominoplasty will depend heavily on your individual needs and may be influenced by such factors as whether liposuction or muscle repair are included.
The short answer is yes. While both mini and full tummy tucks are personalized procedures with costs that vary between patients, a mini tummy tuck is generally substantially less expensive than a full tummy tuck.
The amount of weight patients lose as a result of a mini tummy tuck varies, but you can expect to lose approximately five pounds from your lower abdomen, depending on how much fat and skin are removed.
Your uniqueness is beautiful. At Manchester Cosmetic Centre, our goal is to complement and highlight your unique beauty so that you can realize your ideal you.
If you would like to take the first step toward a truly exceptional experience and stunning results, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Abel Mounir today. We offer consultations in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.
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