A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Men and women of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck or Partial Abdominoplasty?
For patients who are considering a tummy tuck but may be unfit for the procedure due to no laxity or laxity occurring solely in the muscle below the belly button, there is still a way to achieve the body contour they desire: the mini tummy tuck. This procedure can achieve even better results than a standard tummy tuck; due to the reduced surface area, the incisions are smaller and can be hidden even better than in a standard tummy tuck.
The Mini Tummy Tuck Sacramento Procedure.
The incisions used in a mini tummy tuck is smaller and less noticeable than incisions used for a full tummy tuck; only one is created at the bikini line. The goal of a full or modified tummy tuck is the same: to create a tighter, flatter stomach. Through a single, short incision at or above the pubic area that stretches a few inches across the lower abdomen, your plastic surgeon will remove excess skin, tighten the underlying slack muscle and perhaps use a fat-removal procedure like liposuction to further contour the area.
Recovery from a mini tummy tuck is shorter than it is for a traditional tummy tuck (as well as a belt lipectomy, for instance) but it is important to stress that this procedure is still considered major surgery. Post-treatment care is also easier as well.
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Liposuction performed with a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck, also known as lipoplasty, slims and reshapes specific areas of the abdomen by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion.