Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Mini Tummy Tuck - Bakersfield, CA
Your stomach can change over time, as skin laxity and stubborn fat deposits begin to start forming. Women that have had children are particularly susceptible to these changes, since the process of stretching the muscles and ligaments to accommodate a growing baby can take its toll. While these changes may not require substantial corrections in the abdomen, you may wish to eliminate some of the loose skin that you can’t get rid of with regular dieting and exercise routines.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
For patients that only require minimum correction, a partial abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck may be the procedure of choice. A mini tummy tuck uses a shorter incision and is less invasive overall. This means you can get the correction you need with a quicker, more comfortable recovery process, in most cases.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
This type of surgery is appropriate for both men and women who need some abdominal correction but don't need a full tummy tuck. Many of the candidates Dr. Hootan Daneshmand sees for this procedure will fall into one or more of the following:
- women that experience stretched skin and separated abdominal muscles after pregnancy
- individuals that retain excess fat and skin despite their diet and exercise attempts
- older or overweight individuals with skin laxity affecting the contour of the midsection
What is the Average Cost of A Mini Tummy Tuck?
The average cost of a mini tummy tuck is typically $1,000-$2,000 less than a regular tummy tuck. However, your surgery may be more or less depending on your individual needs, your surgeons skill level and your geographic location.
Although a mini tummy tuck is a less invasive procedure than a regular tummy tuck, your choice of plastic surgeon will make a significant impact on your outcome. It critical to choose a plastic surgeon that understands your needs and unique situation.
Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Worth it?
While a mini tummy tuck won't offer the dramatic results that a full tummy tuck will, this procedure can provide a very satisfactory outcome for the right patient with less discomfort and downtime. Some of the advantages of a mini tummy tuck include:
- elimination of mild to moderate loose skin
- reduction in isolated fat areas
- correction of mild separation of abdominal muscles
- creation of a flatter, smoother midsection, smoother tummy tuck scar, which can be concealed with underwear or bathing suits.
What Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Consist Of?
A mini tummy tuck incision is made in the same location as a regular tummy tuck but is typically 6-12 inches shorter. The mini tummy tuck procedure flattens the area below the belly button but doesn't address the upper abdominal skin or separated abdominal muscles.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure in Bakersfield, CA
Recovery for a mini tummy tuck is shortened considerably compared to an abdominoplasty. Patients can get back to normal activity in about 10-14 days, depending on day-to-day activities.
Having a flat tummy is a relatively simple procedure for those who only have a small amount of excess skin and fat in the lower part of their abdomen. Dr. Hootan Daneshmand delivers some of the best mini tummy tuck results that Bakersfield and Orange County has to offer. To schedule a consultation, call 949-359-8397.