When you hear the term “mini”, you likely think of cute things that don’t give you that big of a benefit. And although things like mini Oreos and cupcakes may be adorable and lower in calories, they just aren’t the real thing. When it comes to surgical procedures that contain the word “mini,” you may not even consider them because similar to food, you want the real thing. However, mini tummy tucks are a popular surgical procedure that Dr. York Yates offers patients for a variety of reasons. Read on to learn more about the benefits.
Mini tummy tucks get their name for a few reasons including the comparatively mini-incision that is made. During a mini tummy tuck, a small incision is made just above the pubic bone which is an incision that is somewhat similar to that of a c-section. Because the incision is smaller, you won’t have to worry about having to cover up a larger scar later on.
Belly Button Left Untouched
You may not be aware of this but during a traditional tummy tuck, the belly button will be moved to make sure that it is centered after your skin has been lifted and tightened. One of the great benefits of a mini tummy tuck is that the belly button will be left untouched.
Smaller Recovery Time
Unlike a traditional tummy tuck that requires about 10 or more days of recovery time until you can go back to work, patients who get a mini tummy tuck recover in about a week or less— meaning that you won’t have to use too much of your vacation time.
A mini tummy tuck is a great procedure suitable for individuals who want to get rid of excess fat and skin on the lower portion of the abdominal region. If you fit these criteria and would like to learn more about this mini procedure, contact Dr. York Yates today to schedule an appointment.