Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
At our office for plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, we offer a variety of cosmetic surgeries. Plastic surgery procedures are differentiated by a variety of factors, such as the means of surgery and the area performed. With the popularity of tummy tucks, we wanted to discuss what a mini tummy tuck procedure entails.
What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure?
A mini tummy tuck tightens and lessens the area between the belly button and pubic area. These are often confused for tummy tucks, which are a more invasive procedure that concerns a larger area of the stomach. A mini tummy tuck is also sometimes referred to as a partial tummy tuck or a mini-abdominoplasty.
The goal of this procedure is to flatten the lower abdomen of a patient. To accomplish this, your specialist sutures the muscles in your lower abdomen, a process invisible from the outside. Your specialist will then trim any excess skin. In some cases, your specialist may also perform liposuction to remove excess fat from the area.
An additional benefit to this procedure is that it can also be used to remove stretch marks depending on their placement and size.
What Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure Cost?
Price estimates, as with all plastic surgery procedures, vary based on the patient. At our cosmetic surgery center in Fort Lauderdale, we estimate the price to be between $4,000 and $6,500. We offer various financing and resources, as we believe patients should not visit less experienced, cheaper specialists simply to save money.
More General Procedure Information
In this procedure, patients will typically be placed under twilight or general anesthesia to prevent any pain or discomfort. The duration of the procedure will typically last two to three hours and be performed in an AAAASF-certified ambulatory surgery center, outpatient surgery center, or hospital.
What Is the Recovery Time for a Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure?
The discomfort after surgery tends to be mild to moderate, with an average recovery time of one to three weeks.
Scheduling a Tummy Tuck Procedure in Fort Lauderdale
Scheduling both tummy tucks and mini tummy tucks in Fort Lauderdale is a simple procedure. We provide a free consultation so you can make a proper decision if this is the right decision for you. Our plastic surgeon Dr. Zoran Potparic has over three decades of experience performing cosmetic surgeries and will answer your questions and concerns.
We also provide a variety of other procedures, including tummy tuck revisions, chemical peels, and breast augmentation in Fort Lauderdale, to name a few. Contact us today to learn more about our procedures and see whether a mini tummy tuck procedure is right for you.
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.