A mini-tummy tuck is the most limited type of tummy tuck available. This may be the right procedure for you if your loose skin and muscle weakness are limited to the area below the navel.
If you think you are a good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck, call Indianapolis Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata to learn about the advantages of this technique: (317) 565-1009.
Mini-Tummy Tuck Technique
A short, horizontal incision is made in the “bikini line” region just above the pubic hairline, similar to the incision and scar used in a C-section but longer. The loose skin below the navel is lifted, stretched and the excess skin is trimmed away. The abdominal wall muscles below the navel are tightened with stitches.
A compression garment, a medical-grade “girdle”, is worn for 4 to 6 weeks after your mini-tummy tuck as in other types of tummy tucks. Your surgery will be performed at our surgery center in Carmel, Indiana near Dr. Fata’s Indianapolis office. A general anesthesia is required. Unless you are having other procedures, such as a breast augmentation or a breast lift, a mini-tummy tuck can usually be performed as an outpatient.
Mini-Tummy Tuck Recovery
A mini-tummy tuck has the shortest scar and has less swelling. Your recovery will generally proceed more quickly but you still need to protect your muscle repair for six weeks to get the best result.
Mini-Tummy Tuck Cost
The cost of a mini-tummy tuck may be as low as $4,850, and this price includes Dr. Fata’s surgeon fee, the anesthesiologist’s fee, the surgery center facility fee and all follow-up care by Dr. Fata.
To help you as you gather information on mini-tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Fata has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions based on his extensive experience with the mini-tummy tuck procedure.
Schedule Your Appointment
Dr. Joseph Fata performs the mini-tummy tuck procedure for his patients in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. For an abdominoplasty consultation, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery online or call (317) 565-1009 today.