It’s time for sun and fun and…oh no, bathing suits! At Advanced Liposuction Center, we frequently have clients come in at this time of the year because they are less than satisfied with what they see when they put on their bikinis. Fortunately, our Bridgewater, PA plastic surgeons can change that with a mini tummy tuck.
The Ideal Candidate
The mini tummy tuck is perfect for healthy men and women who are non-smokers and have excess abdominal fat or loose and flaccid skin due to weight loss or pregnancy. The procedure will restore a flat stomach and re-sculpt the abdomen and back. The mini tummy tuck is a great way to get rid of stubborn waistline fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. A traditional tummy tuck is a more involved procedure that is meant for clients who wish to remove a large amount of fat or skin. When you have your free consultation with one of our expert plastic surgeons, they will guide you to the right procedure for your body.
Benefits of the Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck has several advantages:
- Since it is less invasive than the traditional tummy tuck there is a shorter recovery period
- Less discomfort associated with the procedure
- No belly button repositioning is necessary
- Minimal amount of scarring
Recovery and Results
You will need to be driven home after the mini tummy tuck surgery (which takes about 2-3 hours to perform). It’s also a good idea to have someone stay with you for the first couple of days after the operation. There may be some discomfort, swelling and discoloration initially and rest is recommended for the first 24 hours. Most patients are able to return to work in 5-7 days. Patients may begin walking immediately after the procedure but should hold off on strenuous exercise for at least 3-5 weeks and after being seen by the plastic surgeon for a post-operative appointment.
You’ll begin to notice results in about a week, as soon as the bruising and swelling subsides. You’ll see continued improvement in the upcoming months. Although our bodies continue to change as we age, the results of the tummy tuck are long-lasting as long as you follow a healthy eating plan and exercise routine.