Mini Tummy Tuck in Norwich, CT
Perhaps you’ve hit a plateau with your weight loss program, or it may just be that you’ve arrived at a certain age and are having a slight issue with a small stubborn pocket of skin around your lower abdomen. A variation of the abdominoplasty is the mini-tummy tuck. This procedure utilizes a small incision near the pubic region, similar to what one might have for a cesarean section. Dr. Richard J. Martin performs mini-tummy tuck procedures for patients in Norwich, Colchester, Mystic, Waterford, Glastonbury, and nearby Connecticut communities.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A smaller incision is placed near the pubic area, and excess skin and fat are removed from the middle and lower abdomen, resulting in a tightening of the muscles of the abdominal wall. Patients who typically seek this surgery are struggling with less significant sagging as a result of pregnancy or losing a few pounds that results in a slight skin sag.
Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck
Mini-tummy tucks are especially beneficial for the removal of tissue and fat below the belly button. This procedure provides specifically targeted treatment when a full tummy tuck is not warranted.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate for a Mini Abdominoplasty?
If your weight is relatively normal, but you are experiencing muscle weakness or wrinkling skin, you are a good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck.
What Do I Need To Do Before a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Before your mini abdominoplasty procedure, you will likely be given detailed pre-operative and post-oerative instructions. Get plenty of sleep. Patients should stop smoking or using tobacco products two weeks prior to surgery to facilitate better healing. You may be required to discontinue using certain medications to prepare for surgery.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Surgery may take anywhere from one to three hours depending on your case. After administering anesthesia, Dr. Martin will make an incision in the lower abdomen. Excess fat will be removed, muscles repositioned and tightened if necessary, and excess skin trimmed away. The incision will be sutured and dressed.
What to Expect After a Mini Abdominoplasty
Following your surgery you will be wearing a support garment and should avoid strenuous activity. Drains may be placed to allow fluid to exit the body, these will be removed at your follow-up appointment.
Will I Have Scars After a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The scar after a mini-tummy tuck will resemble that of a C-section surgery and will be smaller than what is experienced after a full abdominoplasty. The scar should be easily covered by underwear and swimsuits.
When Will I See The Results?
Recovery time after a mini-tummy tuck is not quite as long as a full tummy tuck, typically allowing patients to return to work within a five days. You should notice a significant difference in your shape within a couple of weeks, seeing the flat, toned stomach you have always wanted.
How Long Will The Results of a Mini Tummy Tuck Last?
The results of your tummy tuck will be permanent with proper diet and exercise, although a substantial weight loss or weight gain, pregnancy, and even age may affect your results. After a number of years, a second procedure may be performed to reestablish your original results.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck in Norwich Cost?
The doctor will discuss cost with you during your consultation and help you make decisions on your treatment based on your financial needs. We accept cash, check and credit card payments. Numerous financing options are also available.
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