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What Is A Mini Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck Dubai | 30 April 2019

One variation of abdominoplasty is the mini-tummy tuck. This uses a shorter incision just at or above the pubic region, similar to the incision for a cesarean section. A mini tummy tuck is a modified tummy tuck that uses a C-section-like incision to tighten muscle and remove excess lower abdominal skin. The ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck has most of his or her issues below the belly button, and it is usually recommended for patients who have always been in pretty good shape but have plateaued with diet and exercise.This procedure is ideal for people who have less excess tummy area skin or fat that is localized in the mid-abdomen area and want to tighten the abdominal area below the belly button.

Mini-Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck

The mini tummy tuck is smaller and less noticeable than incisions used for a full tummy tuck – there is just one at the bikini line. The goal of a full or modified tummy tuck is the same: to create a tighter, flatter stomach. Through a single, short incision at or above the pubic area that stretches a few inches across the lower abdomen, your plastic surgeon will remove excess skin, tighten the underlying slack muscle and perhaps use a fat-removal procedure like liposuction to further contour the area.

Who a mini-tummy tuck is for

The ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck is someone with localized excess skin or fat—usually between the belly button and pubic bone – as opposed to greater excess skin or fat found in a broader area. Good candidates for a modified approach to fixing a slack tummy are in good health but find that diet and exercise hasn’t helped the issue.

A mini tummy tuck entails removing skin and tissue from the lower abdomen and repairing the weak muscles on the inside without repositioning the belly button (which is generally required in a full abdominoplasty).

There are different techniques for different body conditions. A person might be trim, but the skin could be loose. These people may only need a mini tummy tuck.