The Mini Tummy Tuck surgery is recommended for those who do not have excess fat in the abdominal wall. In the Mini Tummy Tuck surgery, the excess fat accumulated in the lower abdomen area could be removed and patients could achieve the flat and aesthetic look on their abdomen area. In order to get rid of post-pregnancy weight and stubborn fat in the belly area, individuals could think of getting the Mini Tummy Tuck operation.
What Is The Mini Tummy Tuck Operation?
In the Mini Tummy Tuck surgery, the excess fat in the abdomen and waist area is removed and the excess skin remaining under the navel is removed and the tummy tightens. During the procedure, no lifting is applied above the navel area.
Who is eligible for the operation?
The best candidates are the ones who can not have full abdominal surgery, do not have a lot of weight around the abdominal area, and suffer from saggy skin. It could also be done for those who have given birth before but have excess fat accumulated underneath the abdomen area. Moreover, since no procedure is performed on the navel during the Mini Tummy Tuck technique, patients who have their belly button above the place where it should be also eligible for the operation.
How Is The Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery Done?
Mini abdominoplasty surgery usually takes 1-2 hours under general anesthesia. The size of the liposuction region which is done prior to surgery actually determines the duration of the operation. The Mini Tummy Tuck surgery is not a painful procedure.
Before the surgery, liposuction is performed to the waist and abdomen area. During the procedure, the fat injection could be done on the hips if needed. Afterwards, an incision is made underneath the underwear area, just like a cesarean cut. As the abdominal skin is removed from the abdominal wall up to the belly button, the relaxed abdominal muscles are sutured together, and the lower part of the abdominal wall is tightened. After the procedure, the excess skin under the belly button is removed. If there is any saggy skin left above the belly button, the muscles above that area could be sutured as well. As a result, both the top and the bottom of the belly button could be tightened with a small incision, and patients could have a flatter and slimmer look.
How Is the Recovery Period?
The patient could eat and stand up 2 hours after the operation and be discharged. The patient could lie on their side the night after the operation. After 24 hours, the patient could take a shower. Since all the stitches are self-melting underneath the skin, it is not required to take out them. The patient could go back to their daily routine 3 post-ops. After the 3 weeks, they could start light activities but heavy abdominal movements. Finally, after the 6 weeks, they could start all the sports activities.
Is The Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery Permanent?
The Mini Tummy Tuck surgery satisfies both the patient and the doctor in terms of their permanent results, however, if the patient gains weight or becomes pregnant after the operation, the results of the operation might change but the patient would never go returns to the state before the operation.
The most asked question by our patients is whether they could become pregnant after the surgery. Yes, they could get pregnant however, the surgery is not recommended for the patients who have recently planned pregnancy. This is because, during the pregnancy, the abdominal wall would stretch.
After the Mini Tummy Tuck surgery, the patient should watch their diet and body weight. This is crucial for maintaining the outcome of the surgery. Moreover, the patient also should avoid alcohol in order to prevent fat accumulation in the abdomen area. It is highly recommended to use moisturizing creams and lotions to prevent stretch marks on the skin.
How Much Is The Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery?
It is not legal for clinics approved by the Ministry of Health to quotes prices on their websites. You can get information about mini tummy tuck surgery cost by calling our clinic on the phone number which is 02122414624.