Mini Tummy Tuck
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ONE?
There are certain people who may benefit from a mini tummy tuck procedure. This procedure is most commonly requested by patient after having children, losing their weight but noticing a persistent lower abdominal “pooch”, usually present secondary to the stretching of the muscles during pregnancy.
This procedure is less invasive than a traditional tummy tuck and can be done on an outpatient basis. While a full tummy tuck involves an incision around the navel and across the lower abdomen, a mini tummy tuck leaves the navel intact and requires a smaller incision. Liposuction is done to the entire abdomen prior to tightening muscles from the navel to the pubis. Very often if a patient has had a C-section that scar can be used either alone or with minimal lengthening.
During the first part of the Mini Tummy Tuck surgery recovery period, patients will have one small drain inserted to decrease the likelihood of fluid accumulating under the skin flap. The drain is removed by Dr. Klainer between the 7th and 10th post-operative day. There are no sutures to be removed as all sutures are dissolvable. Most patients will require 7 to 10 days off from work and will return to work with the restrictions of no heavy lifting. All normal activities can be resumed after 6 weeks.
If you want to see real life tummy tuck results, Dr. Peter Klainer offers tummy tuck photos to assist in your decision making process.
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Q: Where is the Mini Tummy Tuck surgery performed?
A: A Mini Tummy Tuck is performed in a hospital setting under a general anesthetic. Most patients will go home the same day.
Q: Can Tummy Tuck surgery be safely performed with other procedures?
A: Yes. It is often performed in conjunction with other cosmetic or GYN procedures.
Q: Are there any reasons not to have a mini- abdominoplasty?
A: Yes. If you plan future pregnancies, Abdominoplasty or Mini Abdominoplast should be postponed as the muscles repaired at the time of surgery will be re-stretched, thereby destroying the initial results.
Q: Where can I learn more about Tummy Tuck surgery?
A: Feel free to contact Dr. Peter Klainer at 703-421-6000 for a free consultation about Mini Tummy Tuck surgery.
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