A flat abdomen gives perfect contour to your body. The saggy and loose abdominal area makes you uncomfortable physically and also gives an ugly and bulgy appearance to your body. Some people are worried about bulgy fat and stretch marks around the lower abdomen (area below the belly button). A mini tummy tuck is a procedure that can help improve the contours of the lower belly. So a mini-abdominoplasty is the best option for those who are concerned about lower abdomen fat. This procedure not just gives a flatter and smoother abdomen but also reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Tummy tuck surgery involves a shorter procedure. The patient is given general or local anesthesia to make them comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. Your surgeon will make a single incision just above the pubic area. Through the incision, your surgeon tightens the loose muscles of the lower abdomen area and removes extra skin to restore a flat, smooth and perfectly contoured abdomen. Then the incision is closed with sutures. Mini tummy tuck surgery involves cesarean sections like incision to tighten the muscles and eliminate extra fat around the lower abdomen. Liposuction can be performed along with tummy tuck to remove extra stubborn fat. The procedure takes 1 to 3 hours depending on the amount of fat and excess skin in the lower abdomen.
Before the surgery:
Find a reputed and trained cosmetic or plastic surgeon for consultation. Tell your doctor about your medical history, current medical conditions and medications or supplements you are taking. He/she may ask you to stop certain medications for a few weeks because some medications can interfere with the healing after the surgery. Quit smoking and alcohol a week before the procedure. Eat a healthy and balanced diet for better healing. Maintain a stable weight.
You may experience little pain and swell in the treated area after the procedure which is normal so nothing to worry about. The treated area is supported with surgical bandages. Your surgeon will tell you how to take care of the stitches and bandages for faster healing. You should avoid extensive exercise and strenuous activities for a few weeks after the procedure.
You can notice the results immediately after the procedure. True outcomes of the procedure become visible gradually once the swelling reduces. You can walk immediately after the procedure and get back to normal life and work-life after a week the following procedure. Complete recovery may take a few weeks.
The cost of mini tuck surgery depends on the extent of surgery, amount of excess skin, the expertise of the surgeon, the city where you are getting the treatment and the facility you get at the clinic. Usually, the cost of mini abdominoplasty in India ranges between Rs. 150000 to Rs. 400000.
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Both men and women are good candidates if they are in good health. Women who have excess fat in lower abdomen after pregnancy and men and women who are unable to lose excess fat in the lower abdomen even after extensive diet and exercise are the best candidates for a mini-abdominoplasty.
Benefits of mini tummy tuck surgery include short procedure, less intensive surgery, quicker recovery, flatter and slimmer lower abdomen that fits better in swimsuits and body-hugging clothes and also reduce stretch marks.
The most noticeable difference between a tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck is the length of the incision. A complete tummy tuck surgery involves long incision and mini-abdominoplasty involves shorter incision. Abdominoplasty removes the excess skin from the complete abdomen area while mini-abdominoplasty remove the excess skin around the lower abdomen.
You cannot lose a significant amount of weight after a mini tummy tuck procedure. A tummy tuck is not a weight-loss procedure; it is a body contouring procedure that improves the contours of the abdomen area.
Mini abdominoplasty is considered a very safe and effective procedure but there may be some possible side effects. These side effects include, numbness in lower abdomen skin, bruising, infection, keloid scarring and delayed healing. Usually, the side effects occur only if the surgery is performed by the wrong person so make sure you get the surgery done by an experienced plastic surgeon.
You can notice improved contour of your lower abdomen immediately after the surgery. Once the swelling subsides you can notice the final results of the procedure.
The results of a mini tummy tuck last longer (many years). The results can be affected by pregnancy or weight gain.
Yes, scars after surgery are normal. These may fade slightly over time. Your surgeon may give you certain ointments and creams after the healing to help with scars. An experienced and trained surgeon creates the incision in such a way that they will be less visible. Usually, the scars get faded within 2 years after the surgery.
Most patients return to normal activities within a week after mini-abdominoplasty. Complete recovery may take around 10 days.
Mini tummy tuck aims to improve the aesthetic appearance of the abdomen and also to improve the muscular function of this area.