A tummy tuck gives probably the most dramatic results of any plastic surgery procedure. It can completely restore your abdominal figure, removing fat and tightening not just skin, but also muscle. However, you may not need as much rejuvenation of your abdominal figure. If you just have a little excess skin and fat in the lower abdominal region, a mini tummy tuck may be right for you.
The difference between a mini and full tummy tuck is that the mini tummy tuck only corrects excess fat, skin laxity, and slack muscles between the navel and the pubic region. Excess skin and fat can be removed and abdominal muscles tightened, but only in the lower abdomen. Your navel will be unaffected.
The benefits of a mini tummy tuck are:
- Targeted treatment
- Only one incision that is low on the abdomen and easily concealed by clothing, underwear, and swimsuits
- Shorter procedure time
- Shorter recovery time
The main limitations of the mini tummy tuck are that not everyone is a candidate and its treatment area is limited.
To learn whether you are a candidate for a mini tummy tuck, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation at either of our Atlanta, Georgia locations today.