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Mini Tummy Tuck Beverly Hills

Mini Tummy Tuck Beverly Hills

Considering a mini tummy tuck in Beverly Hills? Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Galanis has years of success performing mini tummy tuck procedures for patients at his Beverly Hills practice.

The majority of mini tummy tuck patients are women who’ve been through one or more pregnancies. But many people can benefit from this surgery. At your private consultation with Galanis Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills, Dr. Galanis will determine if you are a good fit for this procedure and discuss your options with you.

What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

A mini tummy tuck (mini abdominoplasty) aims to reduce excess skin below the belly button on the lower abdomen. Excess fat will be removed from this area as well, and the remaining tissues will be tightened. Sometimes, separated abdominal muscles will also be repaired — but only below the belly button.

The procedure itself involves making a short incision right above the pubic area but below the underwear line. Next, the underlying muscles will be tightened if needed, liposuction will be performed, and excess skin will be removed. Finally, the incision will be carefully closed.

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Mini Tummy Tuck Candidate

You may be a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck if you are concerned about a minimal to moderate amount of excess skin and fat on your lower abdomen only. You should not have significant diastasis recti (separated or split abdominal muscles).

Patients must also be in good physical health and at a stable weight prior to surgery. You must avoid using tobacco products for at least one month prior to surgery, as well as for a time after surgery.

Mini Tummy Tuck vs Full Tummy Tuck

Beverly Hills Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck differs from a full or traditional tummy tuck in that mini tummy tucks only focus on the lower half of the abdomen. If you have excess skin above your belly button, a mini tummy tuck is not for you because this procedure will not address excess skin or separated abdominal muscles on the upper abdomen.

Full tummy tucks also come with a larger incision — usually from hip to hip. Mini tummy tucks require the same lower abdominal incision, but it tends to be much shorter.

Finally, a mini tummy tuck does not require the belly button to be repositioned. With a full tummy tuck, all of the abdominal skin is pulled down to create a smoother, wrinkle-free appearance. Therefore, the navel is repositioned. This does not happen with a mini tummy tuck procedure.

Mini Tummy Tuck Recovery

Most patients are able to see their mini tummy tuck results right away after surgery. However, because you will have bruising and swelling around the treatment area for several weeks to several months, you won’t be able to see your full results until about three to six months out from surgery.

Mini Tummy Tuck Cost

Mini tummy tuck cost is something that patients commonly request information about. Naturally, as with any major financial investment, you need to know how much your surgery is going to cost before planning to move forward.

So, how much is a mini tummy tuck? Unfortunately, it is not possible to make this estimate without seeing you in person. Mini tummy tuck costs depend on the specific scope of surgery you require, the anesthesia required for the procedure (general anesthesia is typically used), recovery expenses, and more.

Schedule a consultation appointment and we would be happy to discuss cost further with you.

FAQs: Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure

What improvements will I see with a C section mini tummy tuck before and after?

It’s common to be left with a bit of loose skin and excess fat above a C section scar, and in this case, a mini tummy tuck would be ideal to correct this issue. The mini tummy tuck surgical procedure is frequently performed on mothers who are done having children.

After a C section mini tummy tuck, you’ll have a smoother flat tummy without the wrinkled sagging skin or flap of unwanted fat. Sometimes, the same C section scar can even be reused. Be sure to wait at least six months after giving birth before considering this surgery.

Will I have a mini tummy tuck scar?

Yes, because mini tummy tucks require an incision, you will have a resulting scar. Fortunately, mini tummy tuck scars should heal flat and smooth, blending in with the surrounding skin after several months of recovery. Your mini tummy tuck scar after 1 year should be nicely healed, flattened out, and faded in color.

Where can I get a mini tummy tuck near me?

If you’re considering a Beverly Hills tummy tuck, please contact Galanis Plastic Surgery today to learn more about our services. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Galanis performs mini tummy tucks regularly. Dr. Galanis specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and uses the most advanced surgical techniques.

What if I have mini tummy tuck regrets after surgery?

First, make sure you’ve waited an adequate amount of time following your surgery to weigh your results. Sometimes, results from a mini tummy tuck procedure (or any plastic surgery) can look odd at first due to swelling, bruising, and the bandages you’re required to wear. Certainly ask about your results at your followup appointments if you have concerns, but don’t discount the importance of waiting for the healing process to take place.

After at least three months have passed, if you are still unhappy with your results, get in touch with your surgeon again to ensure that your results should settle into an appearance you’re happy with over time. If you continue to be unhappy, you may be a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck revision procedure.

Can I get a mini tummy tuck with liposuction?

Yes, your mini tummy tuck can certainly include liposuction to remove fat from the lower abdomen. In fact, some patients who have gone through pregnancy or weight gain and loss will seek liposuction on their lower abdomen, only to end up getting a combination of liposuction and mini tummy tuck surgery.

This is because removing fat only can often result in skin laxity (loose skin). But a combination mini tummy tuck with liposuction can take care of both excess skin and fat at the same time.

Can you get umbilical hernia repair with mini tummy tuck surgery?

If you have an umbilical hernia (when a piece of intestine bulges through the abdominal wall near the navel), a mini tummy tuck can often correct this while flattening the stomach, tightening the abdominal muscles, reducing excess skin and fat, and even getting rid of stretch marks in many cases.

Where is a mini tummy tuck incision located?

Body contouring with a mini tummy tuck procedure requires only one relatively short incision, located on the lower abdomen just below the bikini line and above the pubic area.

Mini Tummy Tuck Before and After

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