A mini tummy tuck, or partial tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that eliminates loose skin and tightens the muscles in the abdominal area through a single incision for those who require minimal correction. This procedure can reverse the effects of weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and time to restore or create the body shape that makes you feel most confident.
Is Mini Tummy Tuck right for you ?
During the initial consultation, your surgeon will provide a comprehensive exam and discuss your goals to understand if this procedure is correct for you.
Elimination of mild to moderate loose skin around the abdominal area
Reduction in isolated fat areas (usually via liposuction)
Correction of mild separation of abdominal muscles
Creation of a flatter, smoother midsection
You will be matched with a concierge who will guide you through your entire consultation process. You will attend a consultation with your surgeon in person or virtually, who will learn your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create your surgical plan.
A first incision is made horizontally between the navel and public hairline, strategically placed low enough that undergarments and bathing suits can hide it. Through the incision, your surgeon will tighten the abdominal muscles if necessary. Barrett Plastic Surgery utilizes a double reinforcement plication technique that ensures the abdominal wall repair does not relax over time. Excess tissue, fat, and skin are removed before the skin is pulled firmly across the midsection and sutured closed with a meticulous five-layer closure method to minimize tension and scarring.
Most tummy tuck revision patients experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the abdominal area following surgery. Compression garments may be provided to help reduce these symptoms while healing takes place. Patients usually can return to work and regular activities within two weeks, but strenuous activities like exercise should be avoided for six weeks. Your surgeon will provide detailed postoperative instructions and closely monitor your healing and recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.