A mini tummy tuck may be ideal if you are generally physically fit but are plagued with excess fat and skin below your belly button. Dr. Randall Craft specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, performing custom body contouring surgeries. This procedure is perfect for those who want a more sculpted, fit, firm abdominal region but do not need to undergo a full tummy tuck.
What is a mini tummy tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is an excellent option for those who want to have a firmer, more structured abdomen. It is appropriate for those with excess skin and fat in the lower abdominal area but does not need to address the entire region. A mini tummy tuck can be done under local or general anesthesia, depending on the individual needs and preferences.
What are some of the benefits of a mini tummy tuck?
A mini tummy tuck in Phoenix can offer dramatic and lasting body contouring results. The benefits of this type of surgery include the following:
- Improved abdominal tone
- Removal of excess skin and fat
- Reduction of stretch marks appearing on the lower abdomen
- Flatter, more structured stomach area
- Improved self-confidence
- Shorter recovery time than a full tummy tuck
A mini tummy tuck can be performed as part of a mommy makeover, a custom set of procedures performed to reverse the bodily effects of pregnancy and childbirth, including:
- Excess skin
- Fatty areas
- Split tummy muscles
- Aesthetic issues of the breasts
What are concerns a mini tummy tuck can remedy?
A mini tummy tuck can treat multiple cosmetic concerns in the abdominal area. This includes:
- Separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
- Stretch marks on the lower abdomen
- Excess skin
- Sagging skin
What is the recovery for a mini tummy tuck?
One of the most significant advantages of a mini tummy tuck rather than opting for its more invasive counterpart (a full tummy tuck) is the recovery time. Typically, a mini tummy tuck only requires two to three weeks for total healing, compared to approximately six weeks for a full abdominoplasty. This means that within just two weeks after surgery, many patients can return to their usual activities.
What is the procedure for a mini tummy tuck?
The procedure begins with administering the local or general anesthetic, depending on your needs. During the surgery, Dr. Craft makes a small incision just above the pubic bone, similar to the incision made during a cesarean section. Through this incision, he tightens loose muscles and removes excess fat and skin to flatten and smooth the abdominal wall. The incision length will depend on how much skin and fat need to be removed, but it is typically only a few inches long.
Am I a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck?
Dr. Randall O. Craft is an experienced plastic surgeon specializing in mini tummy tucks and custom body contouring procedures. During your consultation, he will carefully assess your individual needs and goals to determine if a mini tummy tuck will achieve your vision for your figure. If it is, he will create a customized treatment plan to achieve a firmer, flatter abdomen.
Why choose Dr. Craft?
Dr. Randall O. Craft is an expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is highly skilled, having completed both advanced training at Harvard and certification by two professional medical boards. Additionally, his facility—the Arizona Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Aesthetics—provides personalized care tailored to the individual. With his expertise, experience, and commitment to quality patient care, you can be sure that your journey will be positive, empowering, and successful.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation!