Mini Tummy Tuck
We have all heard of the term “washboard stomach” but not many of us have seen one, well at least not on ourselves! Exercise and diet are always important in maintaining a toned body, but even some keen gym-goers find it difficult to budge the excess weight around the abdomen. If you are considering surgery but don’t want to go “all the way” with a tummy tuck or liposuction, a “mini-tummy tuck” may be the answer for you.
The major difference between a mini-tummy tuck and a traditional tummy tuck is the incision. With a mini-tummy tuck the incision is made along the lower abdomen and is only a few inches long compared to a traditional tummy tuck where the incision spans from hip to hip. A traditional tummy tuck also involves an incision into the belly button to reposition the navel after the excess skin and fat have been removed, but this isn’t necessary with a mini-tummy tuck. Another great benefit of the mini-tummy tuck is the down time, with our patients able to go home the same day of surgery and back to normal activities within as little as two weeks.
If you answer yes to all of these questions you may be a candidate for a mini-tummy tuck with Sydney’s plastic surgeon Dr Eddy Dona:
- I would like my tummy tightened
- I am sick of “hiding” my belly
- I have excess skin and fat below my belly button
- I have a minimal amount of excess skin and fat above my belly button
- I have minimal stretch marks below my belly button.