Mini Tummy Tuck in Dayton, OH
Many of our Dayton area patients desire a flatter abdomen, yet cringe at the idea of a full tummy tuck. These patients could very well benefit from a mini tummy tuck performed at one of the four Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons locations.
What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck differs from a full abdominoplasty in that only the tissue in the lower abs is tightened. Since the lower abdominals tend to be the biggest problem area for many people, a mini tummy tuck often provides sufficient results for those who have a stretched stomach due to pregnancy or moderate weight gain.
Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck:
- Requires less time under anesthesia
- Allows you to get back to your normal routine faster
- Helps you avoid the need for a full tummy tuck
- Produces fewer scars
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for a Mini-Tummy Tuck?
Anyone who is close to his or her ideal weight and has fairly tight upper abdominals could be a great candidate for a mini tummy tuck.
What do I Need to do Before a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Prior to a mini tummy tuck, you should remove any piercings. You should also arrange for someone to accompany you to your appointment, as you could need assistance driving home.
What Should I Expect on the Day of my Mini Tummy Tuck?
You will receive general anesthesia, which will ensure you do not feel any of the incisions being made. Your surgeon will make an incision near the top of your pubic hairline so that skin, fat, and other tissues can be trimmed and tightened. After closing your incisions, a final check of the area will be made. If it appears that fluid is building up, a drainage tube might then be inserted directly underneath your skin.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Mini Tummy Tuck?
It can take anywhere from one to two hours to perform a mini tummy tuck.
What to Expect After a Mini Tummy Tuck
You will notice flatter lower abdominals, which might also improve your posture.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Any scars you do have will be hidden in your pubic hairline and will not be visible while you are wearing a bikini.
When Will I See the Results?
You will see results immediately, with full results noticed within a day or two.
How Long Will the Results of a Mini Tummy Tuck Last?
This will largely depend on your lifestyle. As long as you maintain a moderate level of fitness, you will likely continue noticing your results for years to come.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Mini Tummy Tuck Results
Many people who notice sagging skin on their lower abdominals are also plagued with drooping thighs, and may, therefore, desire a thigh lift.
How Much Does a Mini-tummy Tuck Cost in Dayton?
Because you may have different needs than any other patient, we will not be able to discuss the exact cost with you until after your consultation. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are always accepted for any of the procedures we offer, and many of our patients will also qualify for low-interest financing.
Is loose, sagging skin on your lower abdominals getting you down? If you have answered “yes” and live in or around Dayton, Centerville, Troy, Beavercreek, or Huber Heights, OH, please contact Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons to schedule your mini tummy tuck consultation.