You may not want to have a mini house or a mini bank account, but there is something mini you may want to consider: a mini tummy tuck.
A mini tummy tuck is a tummy tuck that focuses on the lower abdomen rather than the entire thing. During a mini tummy tuck, a small incision will be made typically near the pubic bone which makes it easier to hide scarring. So, what are the unique benefits of a mini tummy tuck compared to a traditional one?
Benefit #1: Easier Recovery
For most patients, the recovery from a mini tummy tuck is usually a lot easier than a traditional one. Patients are typically able to sit upright right away and aren’t required to sleep in a recliner even though it may be more comfortable to do so.
Benefit #2: Get Back Your Pre-Pregnancy Bod
The biggest target group for this type of procedure is women who have been pregnant. During pregnancy, the lower abdomen, in particular, is stretched to what feels like its full capacity— leaving you with loose and even sagging skin afterward. During your mini tummy tuck procedure, we will tighten this skin and remove excess skin in the process.
Benefit #3: Minimal Scarring
One of our patients biggest concerns with a traditional tummy tuck is scarring. With a mini tummy tuck, many people experience minimal scarring that is easy to hide under a swimsuit or underwear. Because the incision is small and is at the pubic bone, many patients only experience very minimal scarring. Of note, a well located, well healed full tummy tuck scar can hide just as well but is a little longer in length. Typically in the same location.