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What You Need to Know About a Mini Tummy Tuck

body-fat-transferStubborn belly pooch is a bane of many women’s existence. After countless attempts at dieting and exercise, most of these women find themselves with abdominal stretch marks, excess skin, and weakened abdominal muscles. The only way to deal with these issues is to opt for a tummy tuck.

There are various tummy tuck techniques — from a full to a mini to the extended type. Many of our patients about the mini tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck is suitable for patients who only have minimal sagging skin and slightly weakened abdominal muscles. Patients with issues that are concentrated just below the belly button respond well to a mini tummy tuck.

A mini tummy tuck incision is often placed just above the pubic area. Apart from tightening slack muscles and removing excess skin, liposuction may be done to remove isolated pockets of fat. In most mini tummy tucks, there is no need to recreate the belly button (common in full tummy tucks) because the focus of the procedure is on the lower stomach.

A major drawback of the mini tummy tuck is that it won’t remove all stretch marks, as it can’t completely address issues above the belly button. Still, many prefer the mini tummy tuck because it has shorter and less-conspicuous scarring.

Ultimately, deciding whether or not you should have the mini tummy tuck involves careful consideration of your existing issues and aesthetic goals. If you’re in Houston and would like to learn more about your tummy tuck options, call us at 713.234.6244 to schedule a consultation today.


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