Although diet and exercise are wonderful methods for losing weight and toning your figure, they aren’t always enough to get rid of loose skin or excess fat around the lower abdomen. While a tummy tuck can be a great way to tighten up the abdomen, it isn’t necessarily right for everyone. If you’re interested in a less invasive way to tone the area below your belly button, a mini tummy tuck could be a perfect option.
What Should I Expect During the Surgery?
If you think a mini tummy tuck may be right for you, the first step will be a consultation with Dr. Stephens. During this discussion, you can tell the doctor about your specific aesthetic goals and ask any questions you have about the surgery. Dr. Stephens will work with you to create an effective treatment plan that fits your unique needs.
A mini tummy tuck is typically performed as an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia. Once you’re asleep, Dr. Stephens will begin by making an incision between four and eight inches long in your lower abdominal area. Then, depending on your treatment plan, the doctor may tighten your abdominal muscles or remove excess skin. In some cases, liposuction will be performed as part of the procedure to eliminate excess fat. Finally, Dr. Stephens will close your incision with sutures and bandage the area. In total, the surgery typically takes between one and three hours to complete.