Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery for Body Contouring Needs
Losing weight is often better for your overall appearance as well as your general health and wellness. Yet when you lose weight, there are some aesthetic issues that you may need to deal with, such as loose skin and stretch marks. This is a common problem given the nature of skin laxity: your skin can stretch a great deal to accommodate added girth, but it will only shrink back so much around a thinner frame.
When you meet with a cosmetic surgeon, you can learn more about all of your options for body contouring and sculpting. Right now, we want to consider a particularly popular and helpful option for body contour revision: the mini tummy tuck.
About Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery
Mini tummy tuck surgery involves the removal of excess skin and tissue from the lower abdominal area in order for a patient to have a trim, smooth stomach. Since excess weight often finds its way to the stomach region, the mini tummy tuck is helpful for men and women dealing with body contour issues stemming from weight loss.
How does mini tummy tuck surgery differ from traditional tummy tuck surgery?
Mini tummy tuck surgery involves fewer and/or less extensive incisions than a traditional tummy tuck surgery. In general, the traditional tummy tuck involves three incisions, with a primary incision spanning along the lower abdominal area from one hipbone to the other. Mini tummy tucks, by comparison, may only involve a single incision along the lower abdomen that need not span from hipbone to hipbone.
Each patient is different, so the exact incisions for the mini tummy tuck procedure will be carefully tailored to meet the needs of the patient. The incisions required for your mini tummy tuck will be discussed during the consultation process.
Ideal Candidates for Mini Tummy Tuck
The best candidates for mini tummy tuck are people who have a little bit of loose skin or a few stretch marks along the abdominal area that are the result of weight loss. They should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the potential risks of the surgery and the kind of scarring that is involved.
The Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
The mini tummy tuck procedure is performed under general anesthetic. Through the incisions that are made, excess skin and tissue are carefully removed and underlying structures are adjusted for the best possible appearance. Liposuction may be performed in order to remove any final bits of excess fat in the abdominal area.
Other Options for Advanced Body Sculpting and Contouring
Multiple parts of the body can be affected by weight loss, such as the chest area, the thighs, the buttocks, and the upper arms. In addition to a mini tummy tuck, it's not uncommon for other body sculpting surgeries to be performed as well. During your consultation, we will be sure to go over all of your options for advanced body contouring in order to enhance your overall appearance following weight loss.
Learn More About Cosmetic Surgery
For more information about mini tummy tuck surgery and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our Maryland cosmetic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your body contouring goals.