Mini-Tummy Tuck

A mini-tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure to improve the appearance of excess fat and loose, stretched out skin in the lower abdominal area. This surgical body contouring procedure is effective for men or women whose conditions are not severe enough for full abdominoplasty.

Duration of the surgery:

About 1 to 2 hours.

Hospital/clinic admission:

Outpatient department

Anesthesia used:

Local, Local with Sedation, General

Side Effects:

Temporary swelling, discomfort, and numbness.

Recovery period:

Mini-tummy tuck patients will need to wear a compression garment during the healing period, which may last about two to three weeks after surgery. This procedure has a shorter recovery time than the full tummy tuck; sutures should be removed in a few weeks. Return to work: 1 to 3 weeks. Return to light activity: within 2-3 days. Avoid strenuous activity: about 1 month.

Risks and possible complications:

Rare possibility of infection and blood clots

Surgery results:

Long-lasting; weight fluctuation or pregnancy may affect results.