In the world of cosmetic surgery, "mini" often refers to a procedure that is less invasive, requires a smaller incision and has the benefit of a shorter recovery period. A mini tummy tuck is ideal for anyone looking to remove excess fat and skin that has accumulated on the abdomen below the belly button, near the pubic bone. Even though the mini tummy tuck is in fact less invasive, it can, for specific patients, achieve a similar result to a full abdominoplasty: a flatter, firmer and more aesthetically-pleasing stomach.
The incision made during a mini tummy tuck is located in the same general area, as it would for a full tummy surgery. This incision will be as low as possible near the pubic bone. The length of the incision is typically shorter than that used for a full procedure. This varies from patient to patient, depending on their individual needs. With Dr. Repta's aesthetic vision and years of mastery in this procedure, he is ready to help you achieve that flatter, firmer stomach you desire.
As the mini tummy tuck is designed to address the issue of mild skin laxity below the belly button, some patients may opt for a different procedure. A consultation with Scottsdale mini tummy tuck surgeon Dr. Remus Repta will ensure you receive the most appropriate recommendation to meet your goals, allowing you to undergo the best procedure for your body.
Is a mini tummy tuck right for me?
As a less extensive version of a full abdominoplasty, a mini tummy tuck is not for everyone. However, it is ideal for certain candidates who have a mild amount of excess skin on the abdomen. It will correct mild skin laxity below the belly button. Since it does not involve an incision around the belly button, a mini tummy tuck will generally not correct the belly button shape that has been disfigured by pregnancy or weight gain, and it usually does not address any bulging of the abdominal wall above the belly button either. Most importantly, however, this procedure is not designed to address any loose skin located above the belly button. A mini tummy tuck is intended for patients who already possess a relatively good-looking bellybutton. Although the abdominal wall can be tightened, by way of releasing the belly button stalk, this surgery is generally performed on individuals who have good abdominal wall tone naturally, and generally do not require abdominal wall tightening. If this procedure is right for you, Dr. Repta will ensure you receive the best mini tummy tuck Scottsdale can offer.
During your consultation with Dr. Repta in his Scottsdale office, you will discuss whether a mini tummy tuck or some other form of abdominal contouring will be ideal for you. During this time, Dr. Repta combines your cosmetic goals with his own professional analysis to craft a custom designed abdominoplasty plan. In the interest of delivering the best mini tummy tuck Scottsdale has available, he guides his patients to choose what is truly best for them. To take the next step, please schedule an individual one on one consultation with Dr. Repta.
Your consultation in Scottsdale
If you are considering a mini tummy tuck, your next step is a private consultation with Dr. Repta. During this time, Dr. Repta will carefully listen to your personal goals for cosmetic improvement, ensuring he understands your exact desires. He will then examine your abdomen to determine what is occurring anatomically. In this way, he can discuss with you and recommend in his professional opinion the best tummy tuck treatment options.
During the consultation, Dr. Repta educates you every step of the way. He makes you an intimate part of the process, and the two of you work as a team to determine the best course of treatment. With Dr. Repta, plastic surgery is a collaborative effort, and he will make sure that the tummy tuck plan chosen is done so a team effort between you and him.
Mini tummy tuck recovery
Most patients can expect to resume work one to two weeks after a mini tummy tuck procedure. However, since each mini tummy tuck is an individualized procedure tailored to your unique body type, the recovery period will depend on factors such as the length of the incisions, the degree of correction, age and your general health and fitness. During your recovery period, you will be expected to adhere to your personalized mini tummy tuck recovery guidelines. These guidelines not only ensure the highest level of comfort, they also help give you the best aesthetic outcome. More information can be found in the Anesthesia, Risks & Recovery section.
Mini tummy tuck aftercare
The full tummy tuck procedure is performed as outpatient surgery with patients going home shortly after the procedure. However, depending on several factors-such as the complexity of the procedure, the availability of a caregiver at home or your personal preference-some patients may decide to take advantage of a nearby aftercare facility. Regardless of what you decide, Dr. Repta and his staff will be there every step of the way to make sure that your results are the best results from a mini tummy tuck Scottsdale has to offer. Driven by the passion of delivering the best results possible, Dr. Repta is happy to help you achieve the look you have always wanted.
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