Mini Tummy Tuck
Are you an embarrassed owner of a “pooch”? The lower tummy is often the most difficult area to sculpt and tone with regular diet and exercise. Some of us are just prone to carry excess weight in the lower tummy, and it can be extremely frustrating to remedy the natural way. The mini tummy tuck is a safe, effective solution to get rid of this problem area permanently. Located in Montclair, NJ, New Jersey Plastic Surgery®, performs tummy tucks on the residents in and around Bloomfield, Essex County, Morristown and the surrounding communities.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is a version of a traditional abdominoplasty procedure which targets the lower abdomen. Specifically, a mini tummy tuck treats the area between the belly button and pubic bone. This area is often problematic as we age and that skin loses elasticity. This is also the case following pregnancy for many women.
The Procedure for a Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck procedure, commonly referred to as a partial abdominoplasty, is less invasive than a full abdominoplasty. In a mini tummy tuck, two small incisions are made: one between the hips and one below the navel. The skin is then taken off of the underlying tissue, and any excess fat is removed. This process helps to contour by providing enhanced tone and a smaller circumference to the lower abdomen. The skin is then draped over the underlying tissue, and excess skin is removed so that the remaining tissue is pulled tight. The incisions are closed, and the result is a tighter, more toned abdomen. Contrary to the traditional tummy tuck, the navel is not moved at all during this procedure.
The Best Candidates for a Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck procedure, or partial abdominoplasty, is ideal for candidates frustrated by the formidable lower belly “pooch.” This area of the body is notably one of the most difficult to tone with diet and exercise alone. If you’ve tried to tighten your lower belly, but fail to see results, you can consider a mini tummy tuck as a safe, effective solution. Candidates for this procedure should be at a generally healthy weight and not smoke for at least six weeks prior to the surgery. Once the results are completely visible, they should last for as long as you maintain your current weight with regular exercise and a healthy diet.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?
The mini tummy tuck procedure can vary among patients. To best determine the cost for your personal procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. DiBernardo today. At your consultation, you will learn the options for the mini tummy tuck, as well as a reasonable cost for your desired procedural results. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express® and Discover®. We also offer financing options via CareCredit® and AlphaeonTM to all patients.
Residents of Bloomfield, Essex County, and Morristown can trust New Jersey Plastic Surgery® for all their mini tummy tuck needs. We offer this safe, effective procedure as a realistic option for those individuals who struggle to get results with diet and exercise. Contact our office, located in Montclair, NJ, today to schedule an appointment.