We in South Texas love being outside and enjoying the water. If you have any anxiety about how you look in a swimsuit, don’t let that stop you from enjoying the outdoors. Consider getting a mini-tummy tuck to treat the excess lower abdominal skin and fat and tighten the lower abdominal muscles.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini-tummy tuck focuses on the lower abdomen from the belly button down to the pubic area. Many women carry their babies low when pregnant, and the upper abdomen returns to a fairly flat profile. A full tummy tuck treats the upper abdomen as well. If needed, liposuction of excess fat in the upper abdomen can be done at the same time as the tuck. The surgery is done as an outpatient procedure, usually under general anesthesia. The incision sits low on the abdomen and is easily hidden by a bikini. The recovery is less than for a full tummy tuck. Usually, you can resume full activities, including swimming, by six weeks.
You may be a candidate for a mini-tummy tuck if:
- You are physically healthy enough for elective surgery, and are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You are interested in reshaping and tightening you lower abdomen and removing excess skin and fat.
- You do not have excessive skin or fat in the upper abdomen.
It’s important to note that every surgery does carry risks, and some of the more common risks include possible bleeding, bruising, swelling, numbness, infection, scarring, and the need for minor revision surgery, especially in patients who have had massive weight loss. A drain may possibly be needed in some patients for up to a week. On the outside of the incision, glue and tapes will be used to help close and protect the incision and make a better scar. An abdominal binder may be worn up to six weeks.
Dr. Connie Hiers works closely with each patient to plan a personalized procedure to tighten the lower abdomen and give the patient the vision of beauty she seeks. If you are eager to achieve the figure you once had before pregnancy, or achieve the figure you desire after weight loss, consider a mini-tummy tuck.
Are you looking for an expert? Dr. Hiers has had over 30 years of experience! For more information, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.