A mini tummy tuck surgery, also called mini-abdominoplasty, targets a specific area, aka the fat under your belly button. It less invasive than a full abdominoplasty.
This procedure is to be suitable for patients:
- Struggling with loose skin at the lower stomach.
- Who are in a healthy weight range but with some extra fat around the tummy that can be difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise.
To sum up, the indication for a mini tummy tuck is excess fat and lower abdominal skin with or without laxity from the lower abdominal wall. The upper abdomen should be in good shape, though.
While you are standing straight up, you may look like you have a flat stomach. But you could notice a small amount of skin that sits above your bikini line or knickers when sitting down—not flattering at all!
However, you should be careful and ask yourself if you are the right candidate for this procedure. If you need a standard abdominoplasty and you select a mini tummy tuck procedure, you will end up very disappointed.
So, even though most patients can be good candidates, you have to undergo a thorough evaluation to find out which procedure is the right option for you. Here is where the experience of the surgeon is of utmost importance. You should put yourself in the hands of professionals at the upfront of the most advanced techniques.