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Mini Tummy Tuck
with DrBfixin in Long Island, NY
Excess skin on the abdomen can come in many forms. It can collect in a specific area such as the lower abdomen or it can affect the entire abdominal area. Extra skin and fat look different on everyone because of body type, genetics, the reasons for the extra skin, and even environmental factors. Due to this, tummy tucks come in several different types to account for these natural differences in the human body. One such example is the mini tummy tuck. Dr. Scott Blyer performs the best mini tummy tuck Long Island and NYC offers.
Overview: What Is A Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck—or mini abdominoplasty—is a type of tummy tuck that addresses only the lower abdomen below the belly button. Unlike other forms of abdominoplasty, the belly button is not removed and there is no incision around it. It still addresses the entire abdomen laterally, but the vertical correction is limited.
Compared to a traditional tummy tuck procedure, the mini tuck is less commonly performed. A mini abdominoplasty also does not usually address diastasis recti of the abdominal muscles. It is the only tummy tuck that does not routinely tighten the core muscles. Thus, it has a specific candidate pool.
The best candidates for a mini tummy tuck are patients who have hanging or loose skin along the lower abdomen. In general, the patient will not require belly button repositioning or skin removal above the belly button. They will likely not present with diastasis recti and may or may not need liposuction.
Outside of having qualifying anatomy, the medical qualifications are similar to that of a full tummy tuck. Patients should be in overall good health, not smoke, and not planning to have any more children. Patients who are currently losing weight and have more than thirty pounds should wait until they are roughly within ten to twenty pounds of their weight loss goals.
Dr. B will meet with patients for an examination and to review their medical history and lifestyle during a consultation. Based on many combined factors, Dr. B can determine if the patient is a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck surgery.
A mini tummy tuck in NYC has many benefits for patients who qualify. The benefits and advantages include:
- Create a flatter abdomen
- Remove loose and sagging skin
- Remove excess fat
- Address stretch marks
- Enhance overall body contours
- Incision hid below the bikini line
- Least invasive tummy tuck
- Shorter recovery than other abdominal surgeries
- Does not recreate the belly button or require incisions above the bikini line
- Can be combined with liposuction
- Outpatient surgery
- Performed by an experienced and qualified body contouring cosmetic surgeon
Mini Abdominoplasty Surgical Technique
When Dr. B performs a mini tummy tuck, he makes the standard tummy tuck incision. He then will dissect up to the level of the belly button. From there, he will remove the extra skin on the lower abdomen, tighten it, and flatten the abdomen. Rarely this requires repositioning the belly button.
Sometimes Dr. B may also perform liposuction to remove extra fat from the upper abdomen or elsewhere on the body. It is rare for the abdominal muscles to be addressed during a mini abdominoplasty. However, in rare cases, the lower abdominal muscles only need tightening and this can be done.
Recovery & Aftercare
A mini tummy tuck recovery will look similar to all other abdominoplasty surgeries. With that said, it is usually a quicker and less painful recovery. Along with prescribed medications, Dr. B will also provide aftercare instructions to promote optimal results. Some of the common directions Dr. B gives after a mini abdominoplasty include:
- Remain bent at the hips to prevent stress on the incision
- Do not remove bandages, coverings, or drains
- Attend post-operative appointments
- Avoid strenuous activities and exercise
- Do not lift arms above shoulder level
- Refrain from lifting heavy things
- Rest, but do get up to walk from time to time
- Do not lay flat instead remain reclined at an angle
- Wear compression garment
Wonder If Mini Tummy Tuck Works The Best For You?
As long as a patient does not carry another pregnancy or gain a significant amount of weight, their mini tummy tuck results should stay intact. Of course, aging may eventually affect it and injuries to the area may impact the site. However, compared to the first two situations, these are usually minor.
Dr. B—a top mini tummy tuck surgeon in Long Island—recommends that patients do not plan to have any more children and also that they have maintained a stable weight for a notable period of time. This means they are likely to see long lasting and potentially permanent results. Patients who do not experience these situations are likely to see results that last multiple decades, if not permanently.
A mini tummy tuck with Dr. B at Cameo Surgery Center is $10,000. A finalized price quote will be provided once Dr. B confirms a mini tummy tuck is best and whether or not other procedures are added on. There are multiple financing options available.
While pain is different for every patient, most who have undergone both procedures say a C-section is more painful. A tummy tuck of any type does not breach the muscle layer. At most, it will place dissolvable sutures in the muscle. Compared to a C-section which must cut through the muscle, this usually results in more pain after a C-section.
There is a common misconception that a mini tummy tuck scar is smaller than that of a standard abdominoplasty. However, a true mini tummy tuck involves a hip-to-hip scar as well. The “mini” portion refers to the dissection and correction not going above the belly button. Most types of tummy tucks go above the belly button and may even remove it and recreate it later during the surgery.
The Best Mini Tummy Tuck Long Island & NYC At Cameo Surgery Center
Dr. Scott Blyer—known as DrBFixin on social media—is an accomplished cosmetic plastic surgeon. He performs all types of tummy tucks and helps patients determine the one that is right for them. Dr. B has over a decade of experience specifically in cosmetic surgery and nearly two decades of surgical experience.
Cameo Surgery Center is conveniently located off the Long Island Expressway. It is easily accessible from New York City and communities on Long Island. Dr. B also can combine abdominoplasty surgery with other procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, breast lift, and Brazilian butt lift.
To learn more and schedule a consultation, call 631-232-2636. Patients can also reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.