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Benefits of Mini Tummy Tuck

  • A mini tummy tuck effectively eliminates extra skin and tissue beneath the navel and above the public area to help patients attain a slimmer profile
  • Reverse age-related adverse changes in the midsection area
  • Address post-pregnancy changes and helps one enjoy a firmer and tighter abdomen
  • Remove stubborn lower belly fat
  • It corrects ventral hernia
  • It flattens the abdomen by tightening the lower abdominal muscles.
  • The surgery is safe, and its results are typically permanent.
  • It has a shorter recovery period due to the small incisions involved.
  • Smaller incisions mean less visible scarring
  • Reduce stress urinary incontinence

About Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A flat, toned abdominal profile is everyone’s desire. However, many people are troubled to have diet and exercise-resistant abdominal fat pockets, often after a sudden rapid weight loss or pregnancy. Such flabby, loose skin and stretched abdominal muscles can only be fixed by a cosmetic surgical method- a tummy tuck/abdominoplasty.

A tummy tuck surgery helps modify the shape and appearance of the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin from the belly and strengthening the abdominal muscles. It helps the stomach appear flat and taut, improving one’s overall appearance and self-confidence. For people looking for changes in their lower stomach pooch, a mini tummy tuck or mini abdominoplasty in Hyderabad is performed that aims to recontour the lower abdomen area.

A mini tummy tuck, or partial/mini abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to smoothen and tone the abdominal area solely underneath the belly button. It is performed by the top plastic surgeon in Hyderabad at Eternelle Aesthetics to get rid of lower stomach pooch in people with less extra skin and fat tissues above the navel.

This surgery involves making minor incisions identical to those made during Caesarean sections. These tiny horizontal incisions, a few inches long below the navel, allow the surgeon to tighten weak lower abdominal muscles and remove extra fat and skin.

Meet Our Experts

Dr. Deepthi is a highly skilled mini tummy tuck surgeon in Hyderabad who has garnered a stellar reputation in the field of cosmetic surgery. With an illustrious career spanning over a decade, Dr. Deepthi has become a trusted name in her specialty. Her passion for empowering women to feel confident and comfortable in their bodies drives her commitment to achieving outstanding results for her patients.

After graduating with top honors from a prestigious medical school, Dr. Deepthi, a female plastic surgeon in Hyderabad, went on to complete rigorous training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is known for her innovative techniques and personalized approach to each patient. She takes the time to understand her patients' unique goals and concerns, ensuring they are well-informed and at ease throughout the surgical journey.

Beyond her technical expertise, her warm and compassionate nature fosters a supportive environment, making her patients feel cared for and respected. She and her team of experts have become a symbol of empowerment, inspiring countless women to embrace their bodies confidently.

Procedure Overview

A mini tummy tuck is usually performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation. The entire procedure could take about 1-2 hours. The cosmetic surgeon in Hyderabad reviews your medical history and asks about your current health status and intake of medications, supplements, or any substances before conducting the surgery.

The surgery starts with making a small incision horizontally along the bikini line. An incision is placed a few inches below the belly button and is smaller than made in a full tummy tuck. The surgeon inserts surgical instruments through the incision to remove extra skin and fat tissues from the lower belly. It is followed by tightening of the abdominal muscles to create a flattened belly. Lastly, the surgical wound is closed with stitches.

Candidacy and Consultation

Ideal candidates for Mini Tummy Tuck:

  • Individuals with poor muscle tone and a mild excess of fat and skin between the top of the pubic area and the belly button.
  • People have body weights close to their ideal body weight.
  • People with good medical history, health status, and realistic expectations of the surgical outcome.
  • Non-pregnant women and women who are not planning for future pregnancy.
  • People who want to enhance their lower abdomen contour
  • People who want to enjoy a firmer and tighter abdomen.
  • People who are not able to alleviate adverse abdominal changes via diet or exercise Address post-pregnancy changes
  • Those who want to get rid of stubborn belly fat.

An individual can learn more about the eligibility criteria for a mini tummy tuck by scheduling an initial consultation with the tummy tuck surgeon.

People who have unrealistic expectations or believe that a mini tummy tuck will be a substitute for weight loss are not considered good candidates for this body contouring surgery in Hyderabad.

Choosing a Surgeon

While choosing a plastic surgeon for your mini tummy tuck in Hyderabad, you must consider the following:

  • Qualification and Certification of the Surgeon
  • Expertise and experience of the surgeon in performing an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck
  • Whether the surgeon performs surgery in a medicare certified or an accredited, state-licensed surgical facilities
  • Your comfort level with the surgeon and how many successful surgeries the surgeon has performed.

Preparation for Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery

How should one prepare for a mini tummy tuck?

The surgeon usually advises the candidates to follow these instructions to get ready for a mini tummy tuck: 

  • Undertake the recommended lab tests and medical evaluations to confirm their candidacy for the surgery.
  • Take certain prescription medications or replace existing medications with new ones if they pose a risk to health or cause side effects.
  • Stop smoking and alcohol consumption several days before the surgical procedure.
  • Avoid using NSA-IDs, aspirin, and herbal supplements that increase the risk of bleeding and could delay recovery.

Risks and Complications

Mini tummy tuck surgery has a high patient satisfaction rate, although it does carry some risks. Other potential consequences, in addition to the dangers of bleeding and a severe reaction to anesthesia, include:

  • Scarring.
  • Hematoma or seroma.
  • Infections and poor wound healing. Antibiotics taken during and after surgery can help avoid infections.
  • Damage to underlying areas: Sometimes, fatty tissues deep within the skin in the abdomen get injured. These affected tissues may recover naturally or require surgical treatment.
  • Skin sensation changes: While moving the belly tissues, nerves in the abdomen area may be affected. Patients will most likely suffer decreased sensation or numbness, which will subside within a few months.
  • Other potential risks include asymmetry, chronic pain, prolonged swelling, the possibility of revision surgery, and a substandard aesthetic result.

Recovery and Aftercare Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery

A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive surgery than a full tummy tuck, and so is associated with shorter recovery, approximately 6 weeks. Candidates with strong abdominal muscles may feel better in less than two weeks. Since everyone heals at their own pace, some candidates may recover faster.

Following the surgery, the candidate can expect to experience mild swelling that resolves in a few weeks. This swelling can be reduced, and optimal results of the surgery can be achieved by wearing a compression garment. Thus, the surgeon instructs the candidate to wear a compression garment around the abdomen for 3 to 6 weeks. 

In the majority of cases, candidates can resume light physical activities within two weeks but avoid strenuous activities for at least 6 weeks to allow proper, speedy wound healing.

Usually, the recovery timeline is as follows:
  • 4-5 days: Pain and discomfort. The surgeon will advise patients on managing any pain or discomfort they may be experiencing.
  • 1 week: The candidate must try to minimize excessive straining throughout the first week.
  • 1-2 weeks: The candidate must continue moderate physical activity such as walking.
  • 3-4 weeks: Most of the swelling will go away.
  • 6 weeks: Avoid intense exercise and activity for at least 6 weeks. Patients must wear compression garments at this time.
Post-Surgical Instructions
  • Follow the doctor’s instructions on how to clean the surgical wounds and take their complete care.
  • Take a bath only after 24 hours, but avoid getting the wounds wet.
  • Moisturizers may be applied to the treated area; however, they should not be used directly on the incisions.
  • Take a complete course of prescribed antibiotics to avoid infections.
  • Wear compression garments until the doctor allows them to be removed.
  • Get a lymphatic drainage massage if advised by the doctor.
  • Avoid strenuous activities during the first few weeks following treatment.
  • Avoid getting the operated site exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Do not consume alcohol and eat nutritious foods.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will a mini tummy tuck result in a scar?

Yes. A mini tummy tuck will result in some level of scarring because the surgeon will make incisions in the abdomen to have access to extra fat and skin and weak muscles. However, the surgeon will place a small incision below the waistline, which will remain hidden when wearing panties or a swimsuit. Scars will fade with time, making them much less noticeable.

2. Can a mini tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?

Performing many procedures during one surgery is normal to attain the most significant results. The most popular tummy tuck combinations doctors undertake are breast augmentation and liposuction. Most patients combine their tummy tuck with liposuction to achieve a more sculpted body.

3. How long will recovery take?

The recovery period for each patient will vary depending on the extent of the procedure and their body's natural ability to heal. Most patients, however, spend two weeks off work and can return to their complete list of activities after 4 weeks. Patients should also wear a compression garment for 4 weeks following surgery to help reduce swelling and mould their new figure.

4. How long will the effects last?

Since the skin and fat removed during surgery cannot regrow, the results of a tummy tuck are considered permanent. Significant weight fluctuations after surgery, on the other hand, can cause the remaining skin to lose elasticity and sag again. To keep the results for the long-term, the patient must follow a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a well-balanced diet.

5. How painful is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck surgical procedure is not painful because of the effect of anesthesia. However, as the surgery involves tightening the abdominal muscles and skin, patients may feel stiffness, pain, or tenderness in the treated area for a few days post-surgery. Patients can avoid pain during this period by getting enough rest, reducing physical activity, and taking the proper medications.

Cost of Mini Tummy Tuck

The cost of mini tummy tuck surgery in Hyderabad depends on the following factors:

  • Age of the patient
  • Surgeon experience
  • Anaesthesia cost
  • Patient expectations
  • Location of the clinic.

The clinic also offers financing plans, loans, or payment options to make procedures more affordable for patients (based on case to case).

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