What is a mini tummy tuck procedure?
The Mini Abdominoplasty which is also known as a Mini Tummy Tuck is a procedure that smooths a portion of the abdomen below the belly button. Both a full Tummy Tuck and a Mini Tummy Tuck can be used to tighten the stomach muscles if they have excess laxity. A full Tummy Tuck and a Mini Tummy Tuck both tighten up the abdominal skin but the Mini Tummy Tuck has a much smaller incision.
Why consider a mini tummy tuck?
The procedure is best suited for patients with a pouch instead of saggy skin. It is also suitable for patients with stretch marks resulting from a C-Section and it is a less intensive procedure then a regular tummy tuck.
What should I expect from the Columbus mini tummy tuck?
It is important to know that the Mini Tummy Tuck is used to improve the shape and contour of the area below the belly button. As a benefit from the smaller incision the Mini Tummy Tucks do not require the belly button to be moved like a full Tummy Tuck procedure
What about recovery?
The incision lengths vary from six inches for a mini to the full circumference of the abdomen for a full Tummy Tuck. To help minimize the appearance of scars the incision is made in the bikini or boxer region. This minimizes scaring and allows the patient to cover the area with clothing during recovery.