A mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, is an innovative alternative for people who would like to better define the contours of their lower abdomen, but don’t want to commit to full abdominoplasty surgery. It’s an effective procedure for a variety of patients and is especially popular with women who are dealing with stubborn tummy sag after a pregnancy. This less invasive partial tummy tuck is one of the many procedures available at Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, where Dr. Joseph M. Brown has helped countless patients from Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and other bay area communities meet their appearance goals. Dr. Joseph M. Brown, a highly experienced and reputable plastic surgeon, can help you reach your goals too with a mini tummy tuck that will give you a new sleek and sculpted look.
Electing to have a partial tummy tuck at Bayshore offers several benefits, including:
- A tighter abdomen with minimal scarring
- One to two hours of operating time, which is much shorter than a traditional tummy tuck
- A quicker recovery period than a traditional tummy tuck
- Potentially an outpatient surgery
What happens during a mini tummy tuck?
Similar to a conventional abdominoplasty, Dr. Joseph M. Brown will be able to remove loose skin and excess fat to improve the appearance of the abdomen. However, unlike a full tummy tuck, this procedure is focused on the lower abdomen only and the treatment area extends from directly above the pubic region to the navel. Dr. Joseph M. Brown may also employ liposuction to help rid your midsection of any additional fat tissue, and small drains may be inserted to eliminate fluids.
After your mini tummy tuck, it’s common to experience temporary swelling, discomfort and numbness in the treated area. Risks are rare, but infections and blood clots may form at the surgery site and can be treated by your doctor. Patients are usually released from the surgery center within hours of their mini tummy tuck, and can return to work just a few days later.
For more information on mini tummy tucks, traditional tummy tucks, or any other procedures including breast augmentation to enhance your silhouette, contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 813-774-5733 today. We are happy to assist patients from Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, Naples, and throughout Florida.