Are you a candidate for a Miami mini tummy tuck?
The best way to find out is by contacting Prestige Plastic Surgery. Our board-certified surgeons can evaluate your case to determine if this is the right procedure to give you the streamlined profile that you deserve.
Many people contact Prestige Plastic Surgery to ask about a Miami mini tummy tuck. However, there seems to be a great deal of confusion over the difference between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck.
Let’s take a closer look at the differences between these two enormously popular procedures.
It’s easy for patients to confuse these two procedures because they both involve the removal of excess fat from the patient’s abdominal area. The result is a far slimmer and more streamlined profile, which gives many people a much-needed boost of confidence and self-esteem.
Patients frequently presume that a mini tummy tuck simply refers to a tummy tuck that involves a smaller incision. However, this doesn’t quite adequately describe the procedure.
When patients get a mini tummy tuck, skin is removed in the region of the lower abdomen. No incision is made around the belly button, and none of the muscles that are above the belly button are tightened.
Because of the specific nature of this procedure, few people are true candidates for it. When a mini tummy tuck is performed on people who are not good candidates, then they are likely to get unsatisfactory outcomes. These may include a belly button that looks “pulled down” and an upper abdomen that bulges.
Most people are better candidates for a full tummy tuck which includes the removal of fat and excess skin from the region between the navel and the pubic bone and tightening of the muscles both above and below the belly button. This provides an overall firmer, flatter look.
Patients must undergo a careful screening process before a mini tummy tuck procedure. This is because patients who are not good candidates are likely to experience unwanted outcomes.
As with all plastic surgery procedures, it is recommended that candidates be in good overall physical health and be non-smokers. These factors help to minimize the chances of complications arising during and after the procedure.
Women who are good candidates for a mini tummy tuck generally are quite lean. Perhaps they are bothered by a small amount of excess skin in the lower abdomen. Frequently, these are found above the scar for a Cesarean section.
Candidates for this procedure accordingly have a minimal level of excess fat and skin. Moreover, their muscle laxity is limited to the lower abdomen.
Each Miami mini tummy tuck is highly customized and individualized to help the patient achieve their goal. Consult with a board-certified surgeon from Prestige Plastic Surgery to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
As with all consultations in our conveniently located Miami cosmetic surgery center, your mini tummy tuck consultation will be thorough. The surgeon will discuss the state of your health and your health history to ensure that you meet the minimum requirements for undergoing a procedure.
Next, you and the surgeon will discuss your goals. Will a mini tummy tuck help you achieve the outcome that you’re hoping for? If so, then the doctor may recommend it.
However, the doctor also will perform an examination that may reveal that a full tummy tuck is a better option. Rest assured that your doctor will always provide an honest assessment so that you can make an informed decision.
Regardless of which procedure is chosen, the surgeon will formulate a personalized surgical plan for you that’s designed to help you attain your goals. You’ll also be informed with regard to what you can expect for the day of your procedure and the care that you will need afterward to ensure the best possible results.
The consultation at Prestige Plastic Surgery is an excellent opportunity to have all of your questions answered so that you can know that you’re making the right decision.
All mini tummy tucks are performed here in our state-of-the-art surgery center. Patients are placed under general anesthesia to ensure their comfort throughout. The procedure itself will require about two hours, though patients are asked to plan to spend additional time at our office for recovery.
During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision and then excises fat and skin from the region between the pubic bone and the belly button. The muscles of the lower abdomen also may be tightened if this is necessary. Liposuction also may form a part of the surgery.
When the procedure is complete, the skin is pulled tight and closed with sutures.
Patients are asked to wear a compression garment after the surgery. This prevents the collection of fluid and minimizes swelling. If drains are required, they typically are removed approximately one week after the procedure.
Swelling and bruising are common in the days following the surgery. The doctor can prescribe medications to manage these symptoms.
Patients generally are able to return to non-strenuous activities and desk jobs within about one week. Vigorous activity should be avoided for approximately three weeks.
The staff and doctors at Prestige Plastic Surgery will continue to check in with you and monitor your progress throughout this time.
You may be a good candidate for a Miami mini tummy tuck. To find out more, contact Prestige Plastic Surgery today. Our board-certified surgeons are well trained and extremely experienced. Accordingly, they can provide reliable advice with regard to whether or not a mini tummy tuck is the right procedure for you.
Contact Prestige Plastic Surgery any time to schedule a consultation. Our convenient location in Miami is staffed by medical professionals who are dedicated to helping our patients lead their best lives.