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.