What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

60-year-old female following her bilateral breast augmentation with gel implants lower body lift with thigh tuck and mini tummy tuck – front view
60-year-old female following her bilateral breast augmentation with gel implants lower body lift with thigh tuck and mini tummy tuck – left oblique view
60-year-old female following her bilateral breast augmentation with gel implants lower body lift with thigh tuck and mini tummy tuck – right oblique view
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A mini tummy tuck, also known as a mini abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure, requiring a small incision in your lower abdomen. A mini tummy tuck provides you with an improved abdominal and body contour by the complete liposuction of the abdominal fat and trimming of redundant skin.

A mini tummy tuck is typically most suitable for individuals who present with minimal excess skin and body fat. We would say an individual is a qualified candidate for a mini tummy tuck if the removal of the minimal, slightly stubborn, fat, and slightly redundant skin is reached with the range a mini tummy tuck provides.

If this redundant skin and minimal adiposity, or fat, is underneath the belly button, then the individual may be qualified for a mini tummy tuck. If muscle tightening is needed and there may be more loose skin and fat, placed in a higher region on the abdomen, then a full tummy tuck with muscle plication will be recommended.

A full tummy tuck, versus a mini tummy tuck, also entails a larger incision. The incision of a mini tummy tuck should be aesthetically placed to be covered by a bikini.

Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arian Mowlavi, is a renowned expert in body contouring and a specialist in mini tummy tuck procedures. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arian Mowlavi shares that the balance between fat and skin should be weighed in the procedure for a mini tummy tuck, and this balance needs to be regarded while operating, to optimize the results, both anatomically and aesthetically.

At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arian Mowlavi provides his patients with both virtual and in-person consultations to discuss with his patients what a mini tummy tuck is, and what expectations they should be minded of.

Please see this 60-year-old female 4 months following her bilateral breast augmentation with Style 15 smooth gel implants (371cc to the left, 397cc to the right), lower body lift with thigh tuck and mini tummy tuck.

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