If you are considering a mini-tummy tuck but you have bulging above your navel, Indianapolis board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata may recommend an extended mini-tummy tuck. A mini-tummy tuck is an ideal procedure for women with limited amounts of loose skin and muscles weakness below the navel. Many women fit this description except that they have fullness or bulges above the navel, and for them a mini-tummy tuck would not be enough.
Call Dr. Fata at 317-565-1009 to schedule a consultation at his Indianapolis office to learn about the benefits of an extended mini-tummy tuck procedure.
Extended Mini-Tummy Tuck Technique
An extended mini-tummy tuck uses the same short incision and scar as a mini-tummy tuck, and a limited amount of skin is removed. As in a mini-tummy tuck, a limited, 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.
The loose skin below the navel is lifted, stretched and the excess is removed. The main difference is that in an extended mini-tummy tuck, the tightening of the abdominal muscle tightening extends from the pubic region hairline up to the rib cage as in a standard, or full, tummy tuck.
Dr. Fata combines the short scar of a mini-tummy tuck with the muscle repair of a full tummy tuck. It is the perfect solution for women who need more than a mini-tummy tuck but do not need a full tummy tuck.
A compression garment is used for 4 to 6 weeks as in other types of tummy tucks. A general anesthesia is required but like a mini-tummy tuck, unless you are having other procedures, an extended mini-tummy tuck can be performed as an outpatient at the surgery center in Carmel, Indiana near our Indianapolis office.
Extended Mini-Tummy Tuck Recovery
An extended mini-tummy tuck has the shortest scar; the recovery after an extended mini-tummy tuck is shorter than a full tummy tuck but a little longer than a mini-tummy tuck. It is still important to protect your muscle repair for six weeks to get the best result.
Extended Mini-Tummy Tuck Cost
The cost of a mini-tummy tuck may be as low as $4,600, 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 an extended mini-tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Fata has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions based on his extensive experience with the extended mini-tummy tuck procedure.
Schedule Your Appointment
Dr. Joseph Fata performs extended mini-tummy tuck surgery for his patients in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. Contact us online or call 317-565-1009 to schedule your consultation at the Renaissance Plastic Surgery office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Fata serves patients throughout the Midwest as well as Carmel and other communities in Indiana.