You may be curious if you are a candidate for a mini tummy tuck, so the big question you may want an answer for is, who qualifies for a mini tummy tuck? Who qualifies for a mini tummy tuck are individuals who may just have a small amount of fat and minimal redundant skin, are not seeking muscle repair and may have lower abdominal stretch marks they are interested in removing.
The removal of stubborn fat and excess skin is typically the request patients come in with, and if your board certified plastic surgeon deems your skin and fat condition to be qualified to be toned and beautified with a mini tummy tuck, then this would also entail that you are not in need of any muscle repair.
Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arian Mowlavi, is a body contouring and mini tummy tuck specialist who performs mini tummy tucks nearly every week. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arian Mowlavi educates his patients on which procedure will benefit them most, whether it be knowing the differences of needing a full tummy tuck versus a mini tummy tuck or discussing any other body contouring procedures.
A mini tummy tuck does entail a small incision, which should allow the surgeon to slim and tone the abdomen, removing the minimal excess fat and skin. The scar that results from a mini tummy tuck will be placed aesthetically, sitting above the bikini line, but remain in an area that would be covered if wearing a bikini.
Typically, women or men that have just slight skin and fat redundancy on their abdomen are the best candidates for a mini tummy tuck. To see if you qualify for a mini tummy tuck, please contact a highly qualified board-certified plastic surgeon. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arian Mowlavi offers both in-person and virtual complimentary consultations to discuss your options and body contouring desires.
Please see this 69-year-old female 2 months following mini tummy tuck surgery, which resulted in the reduction of her upper abdominal skin redundancy and crease.