Maybe you are trim and fit, but the skin in your abdominal area is loose and could use some tender loving care. Maybe the thought of a tummy tuck doesn’t sound quite right for you, and you are not sure of your options. You may only need a variation of the tummy tuck called a mini tummy tuck. “Typically I recommend the mini tummy tuck to those with either no laxity or only laxity in the area below the below button,” says Dallas-Fort Worth board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Patty Young.
A mini tummy tuck uses a shorter incision than a regular tummy tuck. The small incision is usually just in the pubic region and similar to the incision for a cesarean section. The incision will allow the surgeon to tighten the muscle and remove excess lower abdominal skin. The goal of a mini tummy tuck is to create a tighter and flatter stomach. Sometimes your plastic surgeon will also use liposuction to contour further and flatten the area.
Are You An Ideal Candidate?
- You want a tighter overall look for your stomach
- Excess skin on your stomach is below the belly button
- You are in overall good health and good shape
- You feel self-conscious about the look and shape of your stomach
- You have excess fat below the belly button
- Diet and exercise have not helped the lower stomach
Results can be very impressive. You can go in for a mini tummy tuck with a lot of loose skin, stretch marks, and a large belly pooch and then fall in love with a new, completely flat and smooth stomach that is free of stretch marks.
Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Patty Young is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. To schedule an appointment in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with Dr. Young call 972-398-1131.