Why Should You Get a Mini Tummy Tuck?

If you tend to gain weight around the belly and love handles, or you have excess skin and fat in your midsection after pregnancy, you might have thought about getting a tummy tuck for a streamlined look. Tummy tuck procedures continue to be among the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States but they are not without their risks. For some people, a mini tummy tuck, or partial tummy tuck, is a better alternative to a traditional tummy tuck because it can still whittle down that waistline but with fewer incisions and risks.

Take a look at the tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck before and after photos to get an idea of what types of results you can expect from this procedure. Read the case studies next to each set of photos to learn what type of technique the surgeon used for this procedure and how long it took the patient to recover from their surgery.

What are some Reasons to Get a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Some of the key reasons to pursue a mini tummy tuck instead of a traditional tummy tuck procedure include:

  • Tighten loose or sagging skin around the midsection.This is a popular choice for anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight, and for women who want to improve their figures after pregnancy.
  • Get rid of excess body fat on the abdomen.If you have a few ounces of stubborn body fat on the top or sides of the abdomen, a mini tummy tuck can help to create a flat stomach and streamlined waistline.
  • Reduce the size of your abdomen.If genetics are to blame for a protruding abdomen, a mini tummy tuck or partial tummy tuck can be performed to create a flatter belly and more contoured appearance.
  • To save money on your procedure.If you are looking for an affordable alternative to a tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck may be your best option.

Ready for a mini tummy tuck procedure or want to find out more? Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you would be a good candidate for this procedure.