Mini Tummy Tuck near Fort Lauderdale, FL
Have you tried dieting and exercise to get rid of your troublesome tummy and gotten no results? A mini tummy tuck may be the right solution for you. Dr. David J. Levens is a board-certified plastic surgeon that offers mini tummy tucks to patients in the Broward County and Fort Lauderdale at his Coral Springs office.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck, also called a partial abdominoplasty, is an invasive procedure that removes excess fat and reshapes the abdomen. The surgery reduces the pouching of the lower abdominal region, whereas a full tummy tuck involves the entire abdominal region. For many patients, the bulging and sagging skin of the abdomen results from pregnancy, aging or weight loss.
The Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck
There are several benefits to undergoing a mini tummy tuck procedure. These benefits include:
- A mini tummy tuck requires less recovery time than a full tummy tuck.
- The procedure removes unwanted fat and tightens the skin of the lower abdomen.
- The midsection will have a more even-looking appearance.
- A mini tummy tuck a does not involve repositioning of the belly button.
Good Candidates for a Mini Tummy Tuck
The ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck has only a limited amount of skin needing removal from their lower abdomen. This procedure is not sufficient for correction of loose skin of the entire abdomen for which a full abdominoplasty would be recommended. Liposuction is often combined with a mini tummy tuck.
Mini Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos in Fort Lauderdale, FL
What Happens During a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The procedure is planned with detailed markings for the location of the incision and areas for liposuction. After general anesthesia, Dr. Levens will remove excess skin and fat and tighten the separated abdominal muscles. Unlike with a full tummy tuck, the belly button is not repositioned.
Recovery after a Mini Tummy Tuck
Surgery is outpatient. The type of follow-up care varies from patient to patient. Support garments are generally used, avoidance of strenuous activity for several weeks is typical. Dr. Levens will discuss the required aftercare regimen with patients before the mini tummy tuck procedure. Within a few weeks, the patient will notice a firmer, stretch-mark free lower abdomen. The healing process takes a few months to complete, so patience is required. While a mini tummy tuck is permanent, the fat can return. Patients should adopt a lifestyle that includes eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly to prevent the reaccumulation of abdominal fat.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?
The cost of a mini tummy tuck is based upon an individual treatment plan that Dr. Levens develops during your consultation. After the appointment, we provide you with a total cost and explain our payment options, including cash, personal check, Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express®. If you are interested in financing your mini tummy tuck, our patient coordinators will explain how to apply for CareCredit®, Alphaeon Credit, or Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
Learn More about a Mini Tummy Tuck
Dr. Levens will review every aspect of a mini tummy tuck with you during your complimentary consultation. Patient Coordinators Diana and Chris will discuss fees, financing plans, and scheduling, and answer any additional questions. There is absolutely no obligation to schedule a procedure. To arrange your consultation, please contact us today.
Dr. Levens has been performing mini tummy tucks for patients in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and throughout Broward County since 1989.