Mini Tummy Tuck
Mini tummy tucks differ from full tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) in that mini tummy tucks remove excess abdominal fat and skin located below the belly button only. Mini tummy tucks do not involve internal muscle plication or tightening and/or repositioning of the belly button.
Very few patients are good candidates for mini tummy tucks as this procedure is limited in its ability to change the shape of the abdomen. However, there are those patients that have a small overhanging fold of excess skin isolated to the lower abdomen without an associated loose abdominal wall muscle “pooch.” This is the ideal mini tummy tuck candidate. Liposuction of the abdominal wall is often combined with a mini tummy tuck to enhance the overall contour. Mini tummy tucks have the advantage of a shorter recovery – about a week. A mini tummy tuck may still require a single drain for about a week. Mini tummy tuck surgery also results in a shorter scar and no scar around the belly button.
Call 888.96.DR.MAX (888.963.7629) or email to set up your cosmetic consultation. Dr. Max Lehfeldt can let you know if you are an ideal mini tummy tuck patient or if a full abdominoplasty/tummy tuck would be better for your body type and aesthetic goals.