Jandali Plastic Surgery offers mini tummy tuck for patients in Connecticut, Fairfield County, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, Fairfield, Trumbull, Shelton, Bridgeport, Milford, New Haven County, and New York.
A mini tummy tuck (mini abdominoplasty) is a smaller operation with a shorter scar than a full abdominoplasty. It is performed when there is a small amount of extra skin below the navel and minimal skin removal is necessary. The scar from a mini tummy tuck is only slightly longer than a typical C-section scar. It is placed as low as possible, usually beneath a C-section scar so that it is hidden underneath one’s underwear or bikini. A mini tummy tuck keeps the patient's original navel and there is no scar around the navel. Any old C-section scars are removed with a mini abdominoplasty.
A mini tummy tuck is still highly effective in tightening the abdominal muscles if there is abdominal muscle separation (rectus diastasis) or abdominal laxity. The abdominal muscles are anchored together in the middle to create a contoured and fit waistline. It removes stretch marks and loose skin, as well as reduces stubborn fat from weight gain or pregnancies. The procedure is often combined with abdominal and flank liposuction to give a smooth and flat contour.
Don't let the "mini" part mislead you. In the appropriate patient, this operation is still powerful in improving the abdominal contour, just with a shorter scar. This leads to a shorter recovery with less pain. Dr. Jandali offers a pain pump which delivers pain relief to the site of the operation for effective relief after surgery. Patients typically return to their normal routines within 1 to 2 weeks of surgery.
If you are interested in removal of excess abdominal skin or fat with a mini abdominoplasty, come visit our plastic surgery office in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment with Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shareef Jandali. We look forward to seeing you!