Dramatic weight loss or pregnancy changes the shape of the body, often leaving behind loose skin on the lower belly. Board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hueneke offers mini tummy tucks for people who are having a hard time firming the lower abdomen through exercise, yet do not want to undergo a full tummy tuck.
What Is A Mini Tummy Tuck?
The lower portion of the stomach is hard to target and change. A mini tummy tuck can do what diet and exercise sometimes can’t – flatten the stomach. A mini tummy tuck is a version of abdominoplasty that tightens and removes excess skin from just the lower portion of the stomach.
Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck
The lower abdomen is extremely hard to ‘work out.’ Time and pregnancy can permanently change the shape and silhouette of your stomach. After a mini tummy tuck, women feel confident and happy that they ‘got their body back.’ Many women also find it easier to control their weight after a mini tummy tuck.
How Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery Performed?
The procedure can take anywhere from one to two hours, depending on how much fat/skin needs to be removed and the look you wish to achieve. An incision is made in the lower abdomen, and excess fat and skin is removed from the targeted area. Once the skin and fat are removed, the skin is pulled and tightened and sutured closed. Results are immediate but also continue to develop over the next several months.
Full vs. Mini Tummy Tuck
Many of our Nashville patients wonder whether a full or mini tummy tuck might be right for them. A mini tummy tuck is recommended whenever the upper abdomen is fairly toned, and there are few wrinkles and little sagging skin. Having a mini tummy tuck performed when the upper abdomen is also in poor condition may provide you with disproportionate results, which is why a full tummy tuck is recommended in these instances.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost?
To learn more about mini tummy tuck prices, it’s best to call Plastic Surgery Affiliates for an individual consultation. Prices vary depending on the patient and the extent of the surgery, and Dr. Hueneke’s compassionate and helpful staff is happy to discuss your options with you. Dr. Hueneke accepts cash, check or credit card, and works with CareCredit®, American Healthcare Lending® and Medical Financing to offer our patients convenient and affordable payment options for mini tummy tuck surgery. To learn more, please visit our financing page.
Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery Right for Me?
If you are experiencing any of the following problems, abdominoplasty may be beneficial to you:
- You have difficulty getting rid of fat in the lower abdominal area, even with diet and exercise
- You have excess skin due to weight loss
- You have an excessive amount of fat in your lower abdomen or around your waistline
If you’re still wondering whether a mini tummy tuck is right for you, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hueneke is available for a one-on-one consultation to answer any questions and ease any concerns.
Dr. Michael Hueneke offers mini tummy tucks and plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Tennessee including Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Lebanon, TN. Contact Dr. Michael Hueneke today to schedule your free mini tummy tuck consultation!