Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers mini tummy tucks for men and women who want to eliminate fat and excess skin from their midsections. For more than 20 years, board-certified plastic surgeon, Michael Hueneke, MD, has provided these services to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, and the surrounding areas of Tennessee.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that eliminates fat and excess skin from the area above and below the bellybutton. The surgery may be too extensive for men and women who only have excess fat in the lower abdominal area. In these cases, Dr. Hueneke recommends a mini tummy tuck, a type of modified abdominoplasty that is less extensive than a full tummy tuck.
The incision size is the same as a full tummy tuck. Dr. Hueneke makes the incision starting at one hip bone, following a line just above the pubic area and ending at the opposite hip bone. The incision allows Dr. Hueneke to pull the abdominal tissues taut towards the pubic area. Once he is satisfied with the look of the abdomen, he removes the excess skin and fat and closes the incision.
What is the Cost of a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The average cost of mini tummy tuck is $6,300 – $6,700, although this does vary by patient. We can discuss the details of your cost for a mini tummy tuck at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.
What Are the Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck?
- Less extensive than a traditional tummy tuck
- Works to tighten the lower abdominal area
- Accentuates the natural contours of the abdominal muscles
What is the Recovery Time for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Although the procedure is less extensive than a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck does require the same amount of time for recovery. For the first few days, you will need to rest in bed with your head elevated. Any discomfort that you experience can be managed with prescription or non-prescription medications as recommended by Dr. Hueneke.
Your abdomen is wrapped in a special garment that helps manage swelling and discomfort. You will use the garment for six weeks. During this time, you will need to restrict your activities and refrain from exercising and lifting heavy objects. Full healing from a mini tummy tuck can take up to six weeks.
If you are looking for a plastic surgeon for your mini tummy tuck in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, and the nearby areas of Tennessee, entrust your care to Dr. Hueneke, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has worked with patients for over 20 years. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.