A mini tummy tuck, also called mini-abdominoplasty is characterised by the excess skin removal from below the navel. The incision is usually hidden in the bikini line. The abdominal muscles below the navel can be tightened if necessary. Excess fat can also be removed from the lower stomach during the same procedure.
Suitable candidates for abdominoplasty
People who are in good mental and physical health but have large, unmanageable fat deposits along their waist are good candidates for an abdominoplasty. A tummy tuck is very useful for women who have had a number of children and consequently stretched their abdominal muscles past the point of no return.
If you plan on losing a great deal of weight you should hold off on getting a tummy tuck.
The benefits vary from person to person, so we advise you to discuss your expectations during a consultation. Your surgeon will suggest which treatment is right for you.