Mini Timmy Tuck
Mini Tummy Tuck
The Mini Tummy Tuck is a procedure that is reserved for patients who have a relatively small amount of excess skin below the belly button. This can be a result of various issues, however, it is most common in women who have been through pregnancy or patients who have had weight loss. An ellipse of skin is removed from below the belly button, all the way down to the muscles of the abdominal wall. The skin and tissue is brought together with sutures and the belly button is left alone where it was preoperatively.
Typically, the muscles of the abdominal wall are not tightened during this procedure unless a defect is noted in the area below the belly button. We can also address hernias if they are present in this same are of the body. As always, we take great care to incorporate or remove any existing scars that may be on your belly. All the stitching is typically done below the skin and a drain is seldom used in this procedure. Recovery time is usually about 3 to 4 weeks, returning to work can be as short as one week.