Mini Tummy

A mini-tummy tuck is an even less invasive procedure compared to a full tummy tuck surgery. It is also called a mini abdominoplasty. The surgery itself focuses on the skin and fat of the lower abdomen tightening these structures to removed the bulge or “pooch.”

Why do people choose a mini-tummy tuck?

With age many people develop a lower abdominal bulge, sometimes called a “pooch”. This lower abdominal bulge can also be the result of a pregnancy. Often this bulge does not respond to diet and exercise alone. Patients that have week lower abdominal muscles and a little extra skin below the belly button are generally ideal candidates for the mini-tummy tuck.

How is a mini-tummy tuck performed?

A mini-tummy tuck is generally an outpatient procedure that usually last 1 to 2 hours. In a mini-tummy the belly button is not repositioned so there is no scarring around it. An incision is made hidden in the bikini line and all of the skin and fat in the lower abdomen is removed. The lower abdominal muscles can be tightened if needed and the incision is then closed with multiple hidden sutures. The resultant scar is well positioned and well concealed even in a bikini or low-rise jeans.

What can a mini-tummy tuck do for you?

A mini-tummy tuck can offer patients a slimmer and tighter lower abdomen that can be enjoyed for years to come with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Along with a new shape, many patients will enjoy a better self-image and more self-esteem after their body more accurately reflects their healthy lifestyle efforts.

How can I find out if a mini-tummy is right for me?

If you would like to make an appointment for a consultation to learn whether a mini-tummy tuck is right for you contact Dr. Art Armenta’s office. Dr. Art Armenta is a Diplomate and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Houston, TX 77030
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