Mini Tummy Tuck
Tired of dealing with excess stubborn fat and loose skin of your lower tummy that does not respond well to diet or exercise? A mini tummy tuck is a procedure that can help. Dr. Riley performs mini tummy tucks to help patients in Shelton and all of Fairfield and New Haven counties redefine their abdominal contours. It will tighten and reshape the area under your belly button to help you look more fit and trim and also feel more confident about your body.
The Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
A mini tummy tuck procedure is less invasive than a traditional abdominoplasty and is designed to help patients get rid of the dreaded Pooch that tends to develop in the lower abdominal region. The surgery requires a horizontal incision, never longer than it needs to be, just at the level of the pubic hairline. It is often Of similar length and location as that of a c-section scar all while allowing the removal of your extra skin and fat. The result will be a flatter more youthful and athletic appearance to the abdominal wall that will now match the flatness and Contours above.
How To Prepare For Your Mini Tummy Tuck
Before undergoing a mini tummy tuck you in dr. Reilly will meet so he can listen to all of your concerns and expectations through a one-on-one consultation. Preparations that will enhance the outcome are discussed as well as all of the details required to make your recovery is smooth and as short as possible. The procedure may also be possible to perform in-office avoiding the significant additional cost of a hospital operating room while offering more privacy and convenience.
There will be a requirement to avoid strenuous activities for at least a few weeks and there will be the usual swelling of the area and possibly some bruising. these are temporary and will resolve on their own and often very quickly.
Good Candidates for a Mini Tummy Tuck
Good candidates for a mini tummy tuck have a small amount of stubborn fat and loose skin in the lower abdominal area. It is best suited for men and women who are in relatively good shape, are healthy, and have realistic expectations. Those who have a large amount of excess skin and fat in the upper abdomen may be better candidates for a full abdominoplasty. During a consultation, we will perform an examination of your body and discuss your medical history to determine if a mini tummy tuck is right for you.
After the procedure, it is normal to experience some swelling and bruising in the treatment area, but this is temporary and will subside in time. The best results will be seen in those patients who do not really require a full abdominoplasty as those who have a mini-abdominoplasty procedure are just completing the overall healthy Look to their entire abdomen. You can expect a more toned lower abdomen that will create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance of your body.
If you are interested and knowing whether you are a candidate for an in-office mini-abdominoplasty procedure please do not hesitate to contact our staff to schedule a complimentary consultation with Doctor Riley today. Doctor Riley will go through a thorough exam and discuss all of the options with you that can provide you with the expectations you seek.