Are you conscious of the way your tummy looks? Do you want a flat stomach but no amount of exercise and diet are yielding the desired result?
Well, this is the case with many women who, after pregnancy or weight loss, cannot get rid of the loose skin and stretched muscles.
A tummy tuck is the best solution for them. But which one - full or mini tummy tuck?
“Mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients who want to tighten and flatten their lower stomach, the region between the navel and pubic area,” explains Dr. Deepesh Goyal, a leading plastic surgeon in Jaipur.
He is the founder of Rejuvena Cosmo Care, a well-known and trusted plastic surgery clinic in Jaipur. He specializes in surgical and non-surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, gynecomastia, rhinoplasty, abdominal liposuction, etc.
What is a mini tummy tuck?
A mini tummy tuck, also known as mini-abdominoplasty, is a procedure that solely focuses on the region below your belly button to the pubic area.
An incision similar to C-section is made way below your navel through which the plastic surgeon tightens the loose muscles and removes extra skin.
A full tummy tuck removes a greater amount of excess skin and repairs and tightens the abdominal muscles. The incision is larger and is placed a little higher than the one in a mini tummy tuck. Another incision may be made around the navel. Even the belly button may be shifted or newly created.
In this procedure, the plastic surgeon may even perform liposuction to remove excess fat from the abdomen and surrounding area to contour your body better.
Who is the right candidate for a mini tummy tuck?
Though both mini and full tummy tuck sound similar, there is a lot of difference between the procedure and result.
A mini tummy tuck is best for people who have a small area of concern below their navel. Their upper abdomen is flat, slightly protruding above their bikini line. They are within their healthy weight range but have fat and extra skin called pooch on their lower abdomen that refuses to go away with exercise and diet.
A full tummy tuck is for people with rounded or sagging bellies, above and below the belly button, and excess skin.
However, if you are unsure which procedure you should opt for, you can consult Dr. Deepesh Goyal, an experienced plastic surgeon in Jaipur. He will assess your body, understand your goals and needs, and design a treatment plan suited to your individual needs accordingly.
What is the procedure for a mini tummy tuck?
The plastic surgeon will make an incision of around 4 to 8 inches in your lower abdomen during the mini tummy tuck procedure. If you have undergone a C-section, then he may use the same incision, but it may be longer.
The surgeon will repair and tighten the muscles and trim the excess skin before suturing the skin tightly over the lower abdomen, resulting in a flatter belly.
You will achieve the best results if you are near your ideal weight and are not planning a pregnancy in the future. Furthermore, a mini tummy tuck may remove some stretch marks also, depending on their position and the amount of excess skin you have.
What post-operative care should you take after a mini tummy tuck?
You may have to spend a night at the hospital after your mini tummy tuck procedure. The surgeon may place drains to avoid fluid build-up, which will be removed before going home.
You will have to take time off work for some days. The recovery period is around six weeks.
You will experience some soreness, pain, and swelling after the procedure, for which the doctor will prescribe painkillers. You will have to wear a compression garment for a few weeks to minimize the post-operative swelling and pain and support your abs.
Further, the surgeon will provide information regarding proper aftercare so that recovery is quick and without complications.
Refrain from strenuous exercise for six weeks and keep your knees slightly bent when you lie down, as the abdominal skin will feel tight for some days. Slowly you will regain mobility.
It will take around three months to see the final results.
What are the benefits of a mini tummy tuck?
There are many advantages, such as:
- Less invasive than a full tummy tuck
- Quicker recovery
- Lesser risks and complications
- Less expensive than a full tummy tuck
- A toned and firmer abdomen
- Aesthetically pleasing body contour
Please note mini tummy tuck is not a weight-loss treatment but a procedure that helps tackle stubborn fats, sagging muscles, and excess skin on the lower abdomen.
What are the complications of a mini tummy tuck?
Some potential risks of this procedure are:
- Blood clots
- Fluid accumulation
- Irregular scarring
Regain the body of your dreams along with self-esteem and confidence with advanced cosmetic procedures at Rejuvena Cosmo Care. We offer high-quality procedures that deliver results beyond your expectations.
To learn about a mini tummy tuck and whether it is the correct procedure for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Deepesh Goyal, one of the top plastic surgeon in Jaipur. He is known for his accuracy, attention to detail, and aesthetically pleasing results.