Do you exercise vigorously and diet but still struggle with a flabby abdomen? If so, you may be an appropriate candidate for tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). A popular body contouring procedure, tummy tuck trims loose skin and fatty deposits to create a flatter and more sculpted midsection. Following tummy tuck, the abdomen is more toned and the skin tightly hugs the abdominal wall for more flattering body contours.
Mini Tummy Tuck
In addition to the standard tummy tuck, Dr. Poulos offers a less invasive version of the procedure called a mini tummy tuck. Generally, a mini tummy tuck is a great option for individuals with a moderate amount of loose excess skin and/or fat around the lower abdomen. Specifically, a mini tummy tuck addresses the area below the belly button. This technique can also include tightening the lower abdominal muscles with sutures to create a firmer, more defined midsection.
When compared to a traditional tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck requires a much smaller incision and a shorter recovery period. It also tends to be less expensive than a standard tummy tuck. However, the results will be more localized, meaning that it’s not ideal for individuals seeking a drastic transformation.