Dr. Vasko was a pleasure to meet and made me feel very comfortable. She spent a lot of time with me explaining my problem and how she could help to fix me up! Her expertise was shown in every aspect! I truly felt that trust from the start!
What is a mini tummy tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can help you to achieve a flatter abdomen. Mini tummy tucks can help decrease the protrusion of the lower abdomen that can be caused by: pregnancy, aging, significant fluctuations in weight, heredity, or previous surgeries, by removing excess fat and skin. Mini tummy tucks are less extensive and typically require less downtime than traditional tummy tucks.
Is a mini tummy tuck right for me?
Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeons at CAPS will help you to determine the answer to this question when you meet for a consultation.
What should I expect during my consultation?
The goal of the consultation is to determine if a mini tummy tuck is the right choice for you. During your consultation, your doctor will explain the full procedure to you and will ask you several questions including:
- Why do you want a mini tummy tuck?
- What are your expectations for the procedure?
- What is your desired outcome?
- Do you have any drug allergies?
- What previous medical treatments have you received?
- Have you had any previous surgeries? If so, what were they?
- Do you plan to become pregnant in the future?
- Are you currently at a stable weight?
In addition to asking these questions, your Plastic Surgeon will use your consultation to evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors you may have, discuss your mini tummy tuck options, take photographs for your medical record, recommend a course of treatment, discuss likely outcomes of a mini tummy tuck and any risks or potential complications, and answer your questions.
What should I expect before my mini tummy tuck?
Before your mini tummy tuck, you may be asked to get lab testing or a medical evaluation, take certain medications or adjust your current medications, stop smoking, and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.
We will also give you special instructions about what to do the night before and morning of your surgery and regarding your post-operative care and follow-up appointments.
What will happen during my mini tummy tuck?
First, you’ll be administered anesthesia. Your Plastic Surgeon will recommend the anesthesia option that is best for you. Then, you’ll go to sleep while your skilled Plastic Surgeon and well-trained staff perform the mini tummy tuck. The exact procedure will vary depending on your unique needs and desired outcomes. Your doctor can walk you through every step of the procedure during your consultation.
What should I expect after my mini tummy tuck?
Your doctor will give you instructions regarding your post-operative care. Following these instructions is absolutely vital for the success of your surgery. These instructions will include ensuring that your surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during your recovery. Your doctor will also instruct you regarding the proper care of the surgical site, the use of medications to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, and your overall follow-up care.
What will my results be like?
Your results will be permanent and, to some extent, immediately visible. As you heal, the full extent of your results will become visible. By maintaining your weight, you can help to preserve the full effects of your mini tummy tuck for years to come. By trusting the Board Certified Plastic Surgeons at CAPS to perform your mini tummy tuck, you can be confident that your mini tummy tuck will be performed with skill.
Dr. Heck is extremely courteous and professional and puts a patient at ease quickly. There was no doubt I was in very capable hands.
Financing my procedure
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