Mini Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Westchester & White Plains
Mini Tummy Tuck: What Is It?
As the name implies, mini tummy tuck is a lesser variation of tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Just like the full tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck procedure helps patients achieve a flat, smooth stomach appearance. Unlike the full abdominoplasty surgery, the mini tummy tuck only removes excess skin and fatty tissues below the navel. Due to the smaller amount of tissues manipulated, the mini tummy tuck requires a somewhat shorter incision than the full tummy tuck.
Mini Tummy Tuck: Am I a Candidate?
The mini abdominoplasty procedure is appropriate for individuals who have some excess skin and fatty tissue deposits located below the belly button. The ideal mini tummy tuck candidate is an individual who is close to his or her normal weight and desires to achieve a flatter lower abdominal appearance. This procedure is especially popular among mothers who wish to remove the unsightly post-pregnancy “pouch” located just below the navel. In addition, mini tummy tuck is often requested by individuals who have lost a large amount of weight through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery. These individuals often notice that the rapid weight loss has left behind folds of excess skin in certain body areas, such as the lower abdomen. If the amount of the excess skin is relatively small, the mini tummy tuck might be a solution. However, if the individual has a large amount of redundant skin tissue, a more extensive surgery, such as lower body lift, might be required.
After Mini Tummy Tuck in New York City
Due to the less invasive nature of this procedure, most of Dr. Greenwald’s patients experience a faster recovery than his full tummy tuck patients. Most individuals are able to return to their everyday activities within a week or two after undergoing mini tummy tuck in Westchester County / White Plains. However, they are typically cautioned to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks. The results of mini tummy tuck are permanent, provided that the patient does not gain and lose a large amount of weight. The vast majority of Dr. Greenwald’s patients is delighted with their results and can’t wait to show off their slender body contours in form-fitting clothing or a bathing suit.
Combining Your Mini Tummy Tuck with Other Body Contouring Procedures
As a leading mini tummy tuck and full tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Joshua Greenwald offers a range of advanced body contouring treatments. He often performs mini tummy tuck in conjunction with liposuction in order to achieve slim, proportionate body contours. He also specializes in combination body contouring treatments that address several body areas at once, such as mommy makeover and lower body lift.