If you’re thinking about abdominoplasty but don’t necessarily want to go in for such an invasive procedure, you might instead be interested in getting a mini tummy tuck. Mini tummy tucks can achieve the same results as full tummy tucks without being as invasive. As such many people elect to use them instead. Not everyone is an ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck, but this is something you’ll be able to discuss with your surgeon at your consultation. As long as your needs aren’t too demanding, odds are you’ll be able to get one.
A mini tummy tuck is a form of body contouring which is used to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. Why would you want to get a mini tummy tuck? You may be getting a tummy tuck to remove fat which you cannot seem to get rid of through proper dieting and exercise. If you don’t work out and eat healthy foods, then a tummy tuck is not the answer to your weight problems. You will simply gain back the weight a few months after your tummy tuck since your lifestyle isn’t supportive. If on the other hand you do maintain a healthy lifestyle and still can’t lose weight, a mini tummy tuck could be the solution you’re in search of.
There are other reasons to get a mini tummy tuck. If for example you’ve rapidly gained and then lost a lot of weight, your skin may be flabby and need tightening. Some women choose to get a mini tummy tuck following pregnancy in order to get back to their old shape. People who have lost a lot of weight through diet and exercise only to find their skin can’t tighten back up on its own also get mini tummy tucks.
Not everyone can get a mini tummy tuck since some jobs are too extensive and require a more invasive procedure which can cover more ground. During the surgical consultation you’ll find out whether or not you qualify for a mini tummy tuck. If you do, then you’ll be given instructions to prepare for the surgery. You’ll also have an opportunity to discuss your goals for your final appearance with your surgeon.
The mini tummy tuck itself will take one to two hours. You’ll be able to choose local anesthesia, local anesthesia with sedation, or general anesthesia. A small incision will be made above your pubic area. Excess skin will be trimmed away and liposuction to remove any excess fat will be performed. Muscles may be tightened with sutures. Then the surgeon will close the incisions using sutures. You’ll need to wear elastic bandages and you’ll also be draining fluid for a while. During your recovery you’ll have to wear a compression garment. One great thing about getting a tummy tuck is your recovery will be shorter and less intense. You can usually have your sutures removed within several weeks and will be able to do light activity within just a couple of days. You’ll still want to refrain from more strenuous activity for about a month, but most patients can go back to work within one to three weeks.
What do patients say about their experiences in mini tummy tuck reviews? Most patients say that they were surprised by how quickly they recovered, and were very pleased with the results of their procedure. Some swelling, numbness, and discomfort are common after a mini tummy tuck. There is some risk of infection (which may be treated with antibiotics), and a rare risk of blood clots. The results are long-lasting, although they may be altered by new fluctuations in weight. The best candidates for mini tummy tucks are patients who already have a stable weight.
If you do decide to get a mini tummy tuck, it’s important for you to check the reviews of mini tummy tuck patients who were operated on by the same surgeons you are considering. This will help you learn about the qualifications of the surgeons as well as assist you in comparing prices. Good surgeons will also be happy to provide you with direct references. Talking to these people and learning about their experiences will help you to figure out if you’re making the right choice.