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What is a mini-tummy tuck?

A  mini-abdominoplasty surgery, or a mini-tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the appearance of the lower abdomen and hips. It’s incredibly similar to a full tummy tuck surgery, however it is much less invasive and has a much shorter recovery period associated with it. Generally, the incision will be smaller than that found in its full sized counterpart and rather than focusing on the whole abdomen, a mini-tummy tuck focuses on remove excess fat and skin in the lower area of the abdomen to help to restore a more shapely silhouette.

Because it is performed on a smaller scale than a full-tummy tuck surgery, a mini-tummy tuck usually requires a single small incision just above the pubic area to create a firmer abdomen area. It’s considered to be the perfect option for people who are healthy and maintaining a stable weight without carrying too much excess weight around the waist, whilst having a lower belly that protrudes slightly as opposed to a larger and more protruding abdomen.

Although the results are permanent, your final outcome will be influenced by your own lifestyle following your surgery. It’s vital to ensure that you maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure that the skin, muscles and fatty tissue doesn’t loosen or build back up as this will result in the requirement of another surgery being carried out.

What is a mini-tummy tuck?

A  mini-abdominoplasty surgery, or a mini-tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the appearance of the lower abdomen and hips. It’s incredibly similar to a full tummy tuck surgery, however it is much less invasive and has a much shorter recovery period associated with it. Generally, the incision will be smaller than that found in its full sized counterpart and rather than focusing on the whole abdomen, a mini-tummy tuck focuses on remove excess fat and skin in the lower area of the abdomen to help to restore a more shapely silhouette.

Because it is performed on a smaller scale than a full-tummy tuck surgery, a mini-tummy tuck usually requires a single small incision just above the pubic area to create a firmer abdomen area. It’s considered to be the perfect option for people who are healthy and maintaining a stable weight without carrying too much excess weight around the waist, whilst having a lower belly that protrudes slightly as opposed to a larger and more protruding abdomen.

Although the results are permanent, your final outcome will be influenced by your own lifestyle following your surgery. It’s vital to ensure that you maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure that the skin, muscles and fatty tissue doesn’t loosen or build back up as this will result in the requirement of another surgery being carried out.

What should you expect with a mini-tummy tuck?

A mini-tummy tuck can be a more appealing than going for it’s full scale counterpart as but deciding on it can still be tough and can leave you asking questions about the surgery, the recovery period and aftercare procedures. Some of the more commonly asked queries are answered below, but if you’re still stuck then we are happy to answer any questions that you have!

In short, the answer is yes. A lot of people confuse a tummy tuck surgery with liposuction or a gastric bypass and isn’t a treatment designed to help you lose weight. In fact, a tummy tuck surgery is performed to help you get rid of any excess skin and fatty deposits following weight loss.

Immediately following your surgery your abdomen will be sore to touch and may cause you some discomfort when you’re moving, as well as showing signs of bruising and swelling for a few weeks following the procedure.

An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic and usually takes around three hours although this is entirely down to the individual patient and their requirements.

It’s a type of surgery that can be performed on both men and women as long as they fall into the criteria of patient who is suitable to have the treatment performed. Although it involves removing some excess fat and skin, it isn’t a suitable treatment for patients who are looking for a way to quickly lose weight.

Following the operation, we recommend getting as much rest as possible and if you do need to move, it’s important to avoid putting any stress on the muscles in your abdomen. One of the most important things is ensuring that you don’t try to do too much too soon until you are feeling comfortable and the pain is starting to ease. Our surgeon will carry out a check on the wound a couple of weeks following the procedure to ensure it is healing correctly, but if you have any concerns we advise seeking advice immediately.

This one is a little more difficult to answer as it varies depending on the job and the recovery of the individual patient. For example, working in an office environment is typically much less strenuous than working within a factory and in this case you would probably be able to go back to work much earlier, though we do recommend taking a break from work for at least 2 or 3 weeks following the surgery.

There will be an instant visible improvement following your surgery, but it can take up to 6 months following your surgery before you see the best results.

What should you expect with a mini-tummy tuck?

A mini-tummy tuck can be a more appealing than going for it’s full scale counterpart as but deciding on it can still be tough and can leave you asking questions about the surgery, the recovery period and aftercare procedures. Some of the more commonly asked queries are answered below, but if you’re still stuck then we are happy to answer any questions that you have!

In short, the answer is yes. A lot of people confuse a tummy tuck surgery with liposuction or a gastric bypass and isn’t a treatment designed to help you lose weight. In fact, a tummy tuck surgery is performed to help you get rid of any excess skin and fatty deposits following weight loss.

Immediately following your surgery your abdomen will be sore to touch and may cause you some discomfort when you’re moving, as well as showing signs of bruising and swelling for a few weeks following the procedure.

An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic and usually takes around three hours although this is entirely down to the individual patient and their requirements.

It’s a type of surgery that can be performed on both men and women as long as they fall into the criteria of patient who is suitable to have the treatment performed. Although it involves removing some excess fat and skin, it isn’t a suitable treatment for patients who are looking for a way to quickly lose weight.

Following the operation, we recommend getting as much rest as possible and if you do need to move, it’s important to avoid putting any stress on the muscles in your abdomen. One of the most important things is ensuring that you don’t try to do too much too soon until you are feeling comfortable and the pain is starting to ease. Our surgeon will carry out a check on the wound a couple of weeks following the procedure to ensure it is healing correctly, but if you have any concerns we advise seeking advice immediately.

This one is a little more difficult to answer as it varies depending on the job and the recovery of the individual patient. For example, working in an office environment is typically much less strenuous than working within a factory and in this case you would probably be able to go back to work much earlier, though we do recommend taking a break from work for at least 2 or 3 weeks following the surgery.

There will be an instant visible improvement following your surgery, but it can take up to 6 months following your surgery before you see the best results.

1 – 2 hours in surgery

1 – 2 nights stay in hospital

1 – 2 weeks before driving

3 – 4 weeks before any strenuous exercise

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The minimum age for any consultation or surgical procedure is 18. Certain things, such as becoming pregnant before the surgery, will stop you from being able to proceed forwards from the consultation phase. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

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The minimum age for any consultation or surgical procedure is 18. Certain things, such as becoming pregnant before the surgery, will stop you from being able to proceed forwards from the consultation phase. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

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