With spring already here and summer on its way, now it the perfect time to makeover your body. For many, the tummy area is a “problem spot”. In the mid-section, stubborn pockets of fat and loose, sagging fold of skin that are difficult to diet or exercise away can make women and men self-conscious about wearing summer clothes.
If you’re tired of hiding your midriff, but do not have enough excess fat and loose skin to warrant a full abdominoplasty procedure, which is also commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck may be the perfect solution for you. Because it is a mini procedure, this type of abdominoplasty results in a shorter, smaller scar.
Because a mini tummy tuck involves a shorter incision, the skin is only lifted to the navel, so that the bellybutton does not have to be moved or repositioned. Click here to learn more about the full tummy tuck procedure.
Candidates for a mini tummy tuck are women and men who are in good overall physical health but have pockets of excess fat that they are unable to get rid of through weight loss and exercise alone. In fact, if a patient is anticipating losing more weight in the near future, they are encouraged to shed their desired amount weight before undergoing the abdominoplasty procedure.
This is because the abdominal area typically loosens following substantial weight loss, so it’s best to get as close to your goal weight as possible prior to receiving a mini tummy tuck. That way, since you do not intend to continue to lose weight following the procedure, you will not develop additional excess skin.
Although additional abdominoplasty procedures are an option for women who have gone on to have children after undergoing an initial abdominoplasty procedure, it is generally advised that women should wait until they are done having children to have abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck.
The mini tummy tuck procedure is also a great option for older, slightly obese men and women who are unhappy that their skin has lost some of its elasticity. A consultation with Dr. Smith will help to determine whether you are a candidate for the mini tummy tuck procedure.
Mini Tummy Tuck in Okatie
If you are interested in learning more about the mini tummy tuck or any of the other procedures that we offer, or have any questions, contact us today at 843.705.8940 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.