Who is an ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck?
The mini tummy tuck procedure is ideal for patients who experience a bulging abdomen, excess fat, or sagging skin in the lower abdominal region. Candidates should not be expecting results that are similar to those from a full tummy tuck.
What are the differences between the partial RejuveTummy™ lipoabdominoplasty and traditional mini-tuck?
|Traditional Mini Tummy Tuck (Partial Abdominoplasty)||RejuveTummy™ (Partial Lipoabdominoplasty)|
|Anesthesia||General anesthesia With post anesthesia reaction||Local tumescent anesthesia Awake, can eat and ambulate|
|Bleeding and trauma||Significant||Minimal|
|Perforating vessels and Scarpa’s fascia||Not Preserved||Preserved|
|Abdominal suction drains||Yes||No|
|Operating time||Long||Relatively short|
|Recovery||Slow and long recovery||Fast and short recovery|
|Post operative pain||Moderate to severe||Moderate|
|Supra-pubic skin sensitivity||Less preserved||More preserved|
|Safety||More complications||Fewer complications|
|Incision and scar||Long||Relatively short|
|Abdominal profile||Less natural||More natural and youthful|
Does a mini Tuck require a general anesthesiaor hospitalization?
No. A mini tuck can be performed under the tumescent (local) anesthesia with or without IV sedation in the ambulatory setting.
What are the risks and complications for a mini tuck?
Risks and complications of this procedure may include swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, scarring, numbness, and change in feeling. The lower abdomen area may experience some scarring and irregularity from the liposuction.
What is the recovery time for a mini tummy tuck?
Recovery typically takes one to two weeks.
Is a mini tummy tuck suitable to fix post-pregnancy excess fat?
Yes, mini tucks with liposuction are often used to get rid of post-pregnancy fat. Loose rolls of skin and fat left after a pregnancy can prove extremely difficult to remove simply with exercise and diet, so a mini tummy tuck can help. A mini tummy tuck costs less than a traditional tummy tuck and only leaves a small scar above the pubis.