About Mini Tummy Tucks
For women and men alike, hanging skin and excess fat within the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to lose it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the primary reasons why someone may not be able to attain a tighter and slimmer abdomen. A mini tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery that successfully transforms the stomach area, creating amazing results for patients. Plano, TX cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Caruth performs mini tummy tucks to help patients reach their cosmetic goals. This popular surgery at Plano Aesthetics allows patients the chance to have a redefined physique and renewed confidence. Learn more about how a mini tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat before contacting us for your consultation.
A mini tummy tuck can be performed on both women and men. If you battle loose skin as well as excess fat in the abdominal region, this surgical treatment can help restore a tighter and slimmer physique. Dr. Caruth recommends you to be at a healthy weight prior to surgery. A mini tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure — it addresses loose skin. Liposuction can be incorporated during surgery to remove fat. If your tummy section has healthy skin tightness, but you are still unhappy with your appearance even on a healthy diet, you may be a better candidate for liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy so that the surgical outcomes are not impacted.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed using general anesthesia in our onsite surgical suite. Dr. Caruth will use advanced surgical techniques to remove excess skin from the lower abdomen before closing the incision with sutures. Patients will be observed for a period of time in Plano Aesthetics onsite recovery room before being released to return home for recovery. As is the case with most surgeries, patients will be sore and will need to rest and recovery according to specific instructions for a period of time.
What to Expect
After your tummy tuck surgery, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to help control swelling. Walking and standing will be difficult at first, so you should rest for a couple of days. Standing becomes easier once the muscles relax and the incision begins to heal. Most patients should be able to resume normal activities around two weeks. Exercise can resume later, closer to two months or when you are cleared by Dr. Caruth. The abdomen will feel sore and tight, but you will feel normal after recovering.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mini tummy tuck cost?
During your consult, Dr. Caruth will create your unique treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals before discussing costs. He will be better able to estimate your costs at that time. To make sure you get high-quality results from a skilled doctor, Plano Aesthetics helps to make your tummy tuck easy to afford by accepting many payment methods and helping you find low-interest medical financing.
What will my scars look like?
The incisions needed for your tummy tuck will depend on the extent of the procedure. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Caruth makes the smallest, thinnest incisions possible to limit scars. He also makes incisions in less visible areas (in the pubic region or belly button) so they can be easily concealed by a swimsuit or underwear. After your surgery, it's important to follow your scar care instructions so your incisions heal flat and blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you can still get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it will alter your results. Dr. Caruth recommends that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you consider a tummy tuck. If you do get pregnant after a tummy tuck, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Can I get a mini tummy tuck with another surgery?
Many patients combine another cosmetic surgery with a tummy tuck to get more dramatic improvements. During your consultation with Dr. Caruth, talk to him about all of your concerns so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed that matches your goals. You may combine a tummy tuck with SmartLipo or body contouring.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Attain a Tighter Tummy
Many factors can lead to a stretched-out abdomen that creates hanging skin. We know it can be a daily struggle — surgery is generally the only way to overcome this. If you are tired of having the loose skin in your abdomen, regardless of the severity, mini tummy tuck surgery by Dr. Caruth in Plano, TX can help you get the look you want. Please contact Plano Aesthetics to learn more.