A mini tummy tuck will most often use on the incision line near the pubic region. Because the mini tucking procedure only addresses excess skin below the belly button, the traditional belly button incision is often not necessary. The main factor that determines the extent of surgical excision scarring is skin tension. Keep mini tummy tuck scar invisible by following after-surgery care.
With a mini tummy tuck surgery scar, there is far less tension because the excess loose skin is localized to the small region below the belly button. In addition, Our plastic surgeons utilize layered closure to further reduce the tension of the loose skin layer. This occurs by closing the muscle layer first, followed by skin closure.
After Surgery Care of Mini Tummy Tuck Scar
Post-operative care also aids in maintaining the ideal abdominal contour that patients receive following any mini tummy tuck procedure. As with all cosmetic procedures, it is essential to keep an incision line clean and dry after surgery. We recommend that you select a board-certified plastic surgeon or a cosmetic surgeon for your surgical procedure
As early as one month following surgery, you will be recommended topical silicone gel treatment of your incisions. This gel will be applied to your incision line(s) daily during the second month of healing.
If your doctor feels that your incision line is redder than desired, then he will recommend a series of laser treatments using IPL. If your incision line is raised, your surgeon will recommend steroid injections of the lines performed at 6-week intervals until the incision lines are flat. A C-section scar may be addressed during your tummy tuck procedure. If we tighten the abdominal wall, many patients with a mini tuck opt to consider a breast lift and breast augmentation during the same surgery
Please appreciate the smooth abdominal skin contour of the mini tummy tuck scar patients below. Book a complimentary consultation appointment with us today!
This 53-year-old female 1-month following her tuck resulted in a narrowing of her torso and improved figure in clothes. Her loose skin is corrected, her abdominal muscles are tighter, and she feels better about her body. This patient demonstrates a jump from 6 to 8 points. When she is closer to her ideal weight, following a healthy diet, and performing regular exercise, additional VASER liposuction is needed to bring her to 9-10 points.