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Mini Tummy Tuck Philadelphia

Our bodies can change dramatically over time. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging can transform our bodies so that we feel the need to seek surgery to make us feel attractive again. Helping you regain your confidence in your physical appearance is the goal at Marchant Plastic Surgery. Whether you need a tummy tuck for that post-pregnancy abdominal pouch or liposuction for persistent pockets of fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you diet and exercise, Dr. Eric A. Marchant is ready to help you fight your “battle of the bulge.”

Other names for Mini Tummy Tuck:

Mini Abdominoplasty

Mini Tuck

Mommy Makeover (if performed with a breast procedure)

Procedure Expectations:

Remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen.

Procedure Limitations:

Liposuction is sometimes performed at the same time as mini tummy tuck to enhance the results.

Mini abdominoplasty does not address the upper abdomen, upper thigh or hip/flank regions.

Mini abdominoplasty does not allow the surgeon to tighten the abdominal muscles in the upper abdomen.

Mini abdominoplasty does not address mesenteric or inner-abdominal fat that can make an abdomen look distended.

Surgical Time:

One hour

Restrictions:

Abdominoplasty patients should refrain from any aerobic activity and lifting over 10 lbs for three to four weeks. Most patients return to more sedentary jobs within one to two weeks.

When the fat and skin you wish to remove is located beneath the belly button, a full abdominoplasty is usually not necessary. A mini abdominoplasty is a less complex procedure that can tighten the appearance of your lower abdomen. Dr. Marchant can determine if the results you desire require a full abdominoplasty or a mini abdominoplasty at your cosmetic surgery consultation

Through an incision made low on the abdomen, Dr. Marchant will remove excess fat and skin from the lower abdominal region. Your muscles will be tightened up to the belly button for a slender, fit appearance. A mini abdominoplasty will not require as long an incision as a full abdominoplasty. This results in a smaller scar and faster recovery. Drainage tubes may be placed. You are placed in a compression garment that is worn day and night for three weeks.