If a healthy diet and regular abdominal workouts have tightened your core area, but have done little to eliminate the accumulation of excess skin in your lower abdomen, mini-abdominoplasty surgery may be the right choice for you. A mini abdominoplasty addresses only the extra skin in the area below your belly button. The mini-abdominoplasty does not correct loose skin above your abdomen but can address the fat with liposuction.
Results Will Last
Unless there has been significant weight fluctuation or a pregnancy then results should last a long time.
The recovery process is quicker and easier than compared to a full Tummy Tuck.
Why have a mini-abdominoplasty?
This surgery is best suited for men and women who are in good shape, but have excess lower abdomen skin. During your consultation, Dr. Sullivan will perform an exam and evaluate your skin, the location of any scars, the amount and location of fat, and the status of the underlying fascia to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure.
A mini-abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from below your belly button. This skin may be the result of a pregnancy or weight loss. As a result, you will have a tighter abdominal profile.
Generally, a short horizontal incision is placed just above the pubic area. The incision length varies depending on the amount of skin to be removed. For women, the incision is kept within the swimsuit line whenever possible. Working through this incision, Dr. Sullivan trims away excess skin from your abdomen.
A mini-abdominoplasty requires a short horizontal incision, but no belly button incision. As the procedure name implies, the mini abdominoplasty is a less invasive surgery than a full abdominoplasty. It was designed to remove excess skin of the lower abdomen.
Immediately after surgery, you will need to wear a support garment for the first few weeks to help control the swelling. You are encouraged to get out of bed soon after surgery to promote blood circulation, which will help your body heal. Over the next 12 months, your surgical scar will fade, and any feelings of numbness and tightness will disappear.
Soon after surgery, you will see a noticeable difference in the shape of your body. Although your scar may begin to fade after a few months, it is important to realize that you will always have a scar.
Unless your gain or lose a significant amount of weight, you can expect to retain your new shape for many years. Over time, however, gravity may cause your skin to loosen. If this occurs, your plastic surgeon may suggest additional treatment.