Mini Abdominoplasty A mini abdominoplasty removes low or medium degree drooping abdominal skin, and the person gets a flatter and fitter look. Mini abdominoplasty is completed by cutting the supra-pubic skin and removing fats through liposuction. Patients who are good candidates for a mini abdominoplasty are generally those who have low or medium level skin drooping in their abdomen. Getting rid of stubborn fats with exercising and diet is not always possible. To eliminate the droopy look in your belly, you should take an early step and benefit from mini abdominoplasty before the degree of drooping advances.

What is a Mini Abdominoplasty?

“Mini abdominoplasty” corrects the loosened and sagging skin in the lower abdomen of the person, leaving less and shorter scars compared to full abdominoplasty. Full abdominoplasty and mini abdominoplasty surgeries are very suitable for women and men who have lost excess weight, especially after pregnancy. After removing the excess skin from the patient, the patient’s lower abdomen and waist ring region can be reshaped. The patient has a new waist appearance with a flat stomach. The location of the patient’s belly button does not change with mini abdominoplasty. Mini abdominoplasty is the repair of the abdominal muscles separated by the incision made for surgery.

How Long is Recovery Time for a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Mini tummy tuck surgery is very popular, especially today, but most people do not know how to recover after surgery. People who have the right information about the recovery process after a mini tummy tuck decide to have surgery instead of postponing their surgery out of fear. It would be wrong to give a single answer about the recovery process. For example: a person’s age, health status, type of tummy tuck surgery, and post tummy tuck care affect a person’s post-operative recovery process. If the general health of the patient is good, if there is no accompanying disease, if the patient is not at an advanced age, the patient can return to working life approximately 2 weeks after the operation.

How Risky is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

As with all surgeries, mini tummy tuck surgery may have some risks. You can reduce the risks of mini tummy tuck surgery with your doctor’s pre- and post-operative recommendations. For example, quitting smoking and not smoking reduces the risks of surgery. Mini tummy tuck surgery is performed with general anesthesia. The duration of the mini tummy tuck surgery can take approximately 1 or 2 hours and it is enough to stay in the hospital for only one day. There may be pain in the first few days after the mini tummy tuck surgery and this pain is reduced with painkillers. It is necessary to walk 4-6 hours after the mini tummy tuck surgery. As in other surgeries, complications such as hematoma, tissue fluid collection, and infection can be seen under the skin after mini tummy tuck surgery. Measures are taken to prevent these possible risks.

What is the Difference Between Mini and Full Abdominoplasty?

Mini abdominoplasty is different from the full one. An incision all along the abdomen is not made in mini abdominoplasty. Only a small incision is made to wrap up the drooping skin and fats are removed with liposuction. Therefore, the recovery process after the mini abdominoplasty is shorter than the one of the normal abdominoplasties. As only a small incision effect will be created in mini abdominoplasty, the location of the belly button will not change and no incision is made in the tummy. However, because the location of the belly button changes in the normal abdominoplasty, two incisions are applied in total. There is an average 1 cm-incision in mini abdominoplasty, and the location of this scar is adjusted to be hidden underneath the underwear. Incision scar is not very visible.

How Painful is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

It should be noted that mini tummy tuck surgery is much less painful than full tummy tuck surgery. In order to say this, it is also important whether the patient’s abdominal muscles need to be repaired. 

If the patient’s muscles are not separated (diastasis recti), mini tummy tuck surgery is much more comfortable and painless than an operation with muscle repair. If the patient is a woman and has had more than one pregnancy, surgery requires muscle repair. The doctor, who is experienced in the field, informs the patient of this situation after the examination, and the surgery is decided after a physical examination of the patient.

What is the Recovery Time for a Mini Tummy Tuck?

After the mini tummy tuck surgery, the patient is dressed in an abdominal pressure garment. In the first days after the operation, the patient should walk forward in order to protect the abdominal sutures. One day after the operation, the patient’s morning catheter, if any, is taken and the patient is discharged. If the patient has a drain, the drains can stay for a few days. The patient can take a shower 1 day after the patient’s drains are removed. No stitches are removed as the patient’s sutures will be left under the skin. Approximately 7 days after the operation, the patient can return to her/his daily life. The patient can start sports carefully after 3 weeks, and the patient can do all activities for about 6 weeks.

How Much fat is Removed with a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Mini tummy tuck surgery is generally preferred in women after childbirth or as a result of losing too much weight in patients. Mini tummy tuck surgery is performed in order to recover the loose and loose skin after weight loss in people. 

Mini tummy tuck surgery is not done to lose weight. If the patient especially wants to reduce the fat in the abdomen and wants a slim appearance, she/he can have liposuction combined with mini tummy tuck surgery. With liposuction, the excess regional fats in the abdomen are pulled out and the patients reach a very fit abdomen appearance.

What to Expect During the Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery?

The result of mini tummy tuck is permanent in patients. In particular, alcohol and unhealthy eating habits, which increase patients’ belly and waist circumference, cause the patient to gain weight, and the patient should pay attention to weight gain. At the same time, if women have plans to become pregnant, it is recommended to plan mini tummy tuck surgery after pregnancy for a more permanent result. Otherwise, the abdominal wall of the woman expands and stretches with pregnancy. 

The patient’s weight control and healthy diet are very important for the permanence of the surgical outcome. After the mini tummy tuck surgery, the person should moisturize her/his body in order to prevent the formation of cracks in the patient. Approximately two months after the operation, the patient can keep the abdominal form healthy and permanent by performing abdominal exercises.

Who Is the Best Mini Tummy Tuck Candidate?

Mini tummy tuck surgery is a surgical procedure performed for skin sagging and skin deformity that occurs in the lower abdomen of women, especially after rapid weight loss or after giving birth. Mini tummy tuck surgery is preferred in patients who are not suitable for full tummy tuck surgery and who do not have sagging in the upper abdomen. For mini tummy tuck surgery, the patient’s subcutaneous fat tissue should be below the belly button and not be excessive. 

It is especially preferred by young women of postpartum age. Patients with an upper belly button prefer to have a more beautiful aesthetic appearance. If you have skin sagging and deformation problems on your lower abdomen, mini tummy tuck surgery is the right option for you.

Can You get Muscle Repair with a Mini Tummy Tuck?

With mini tummy tuck surgery, the patient’s loose muscles under the belly button are repaired. Muscle problems in the patient’s upper abdomen are not repaired. When mini tummy tuck surgery is compared with full tummy tuck, less scar formation is observed in mini tummy tuck surgery.

Do you Need Drains with a Mini Tummy Tuck?

During the mini tummy tuck surgery, a drain is generally placed on the patients and the patient uses a pressure garment for approximately 1 month. The patient can walk approximately three or four hours after the mini tummy tuck surgery. After the surgery, the drains can be removed approximately 3 days later. Approximately two days after the drain is taken from the patient, the patient can take a shower with the doctor’s approval.

How Long does it Take for a Mini Tummy Tuck Incision to Heal?

The sutures used in mini tummy tuck surgery are aesthetic stitches and the stitches are absorbed by the body. Therefore, there is no need to remove the sutures. The patient should not smoke after surgery as this may prolong the healing process. The patient can take a shower 1 day after the operation and can return to her/his daily life approximately 7 days after the operation. One month after the mini tummy tuck surgery, the patient can do sports without tiring the abdominal muscles. After about 6-7 weeks, she/he can do sports activities normally without any limitations.

How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?

Mini Tummy Tuck Prices are one of the most important issues for people who want to have abdominal aesthetics. First of all, the amount of skin to be removed from the patient’s abdomen is one of the most important factors that determine the price. However, the method to be applied to the patient also affects the price of Mini Tummy Tuck. 

The most important factor is the experience of the doctor. Ministry of Health-accredited centers, it is not legal to specify prices on their website. Of course, we also understand our patients, and your economy is important to you. However, you will appreciate that we are talking about surgery, and this is a special non-standardized surgical procedure. You should be examined by our doctors in our clinic so that we can share information about the Mini Tummy Tuck prices. Therefore, please dial +905442684433 to contact our assistant and get information about Mini Tummy Tuck prices. If you need to good abdominal look, please contact QUARTZ CLINIQUE to book a consultation with one of our doctors. Our team is going to answer your questions. You can call or WhatsApp by +905442684433

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