An outpatient plastic surgery facility usually performs a mini tummy tuck. In your lower abdomen, tumescent fluid, a diluted local anesthetic, will be infused while you are under general anesthesia. During the procedure, this will numb the area and reduce the risk of bleeding.
A liposuction procedure will be performed to remove fat beneath your belly button next. In a mini-abdominoplasty, less skin is removed than in a full abdominoplasty, so more liposuction is performed.
The incision below the belly button will be made after liposuction is completed. Incisions will be made on the lower abdomen (abdominal muscles), and the skin will be raised to the belly button. Sutures will be used to tighten loose lower fascia after the incisions are made. The incision will be closed with dissolving sutures after temporary drains are placed to ease inflammation and bleeding. Generally, the procedure takes between two and three hours.
Mini tummy tucks: What are the benefits?
A mini tummy tuck has the advantage of a faster recovery time. The recovery time from a mini tummy tuck is usually between 1 and 3 weeks, as opposed to several weeks or even several months for a full tummy tuck (each patient is different, however, and recovery times do vary). Recovering from this procedure is faster since it is less invasive.
Mini tummy tucks are also less likely to leave scars than full tummy tucks. A thin, horizontal line is usually made only once, and it’s only a few inches long. In a full tummy tuck, an incision may be made in the stomach, but it may be larger than those in a mini tummy tuck. The procedure may also result in a neater, lower, and thinner C-section scar, as opposed to the larger, more obvious scars caused by the procedure.
A mini tummy tuck enhances the lower abdomen’s appearance by removing excess skin and fat and improving the contours of the area.
Last but not least, a mini tummy tuck is usually less expensive than a full tummy tuck, making it a more affordable option.