Mini Tummy Tuck as Substitute for Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the most commonly sought after plastic surgery procedures today. Many women have resorted to this procedure in order to eliminate their flabby tummies, which do not go away even with diet and exercise. But since most women want to undergo a surgery that is less invasive, they often look for alternatives.

One option that they may take into consideration is a mini tummy tuck. A mini abdominoplasty is a procedure that addresses the fat, excess skin, and muscle laxity in the tummy in order to provide a slimmer figure.

However, the patient must be aware of the following facts regarding the mini tummy tuck procedure before making the big decision.

  1. It is not a substitute for the traditional tummy tuck.

It could be easy for most women to resort to a mini tummy tuck since it is less invasive, less costly, and thereby requires lesser recovery than the regular tummy tuck. However, these two procedures do not produce the same outcomes. On the right candidates, a mini tummy tuck can produce great results; but with patients who might need a regular tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck might bring unsatisfactory results.

  1. It is not for those with extreme skin laxity.

One of the best things about a mini tummy tuck is that it requires a shorter incision; thus, it requires just a limited amount of excess skin to be removed. This is why those who only have a mild degree of skin laxity or excess skin are the ones who could benefit the most from the procedure.

  1. Lax muscles can be tightened, but only from the navel below.

If the patient has muscle laxity extending above the navel, a regular tummy tuck might be the perfect solution for this patient.

Mini Tummy Tuck in Miami, FL   

Dr. Serure has extensive experience in performing mini tummy tuck and other body contouring procedures. If you want to know your options, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (305) 669-0184 to book an appointment with Dr. Serure today.

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