Mini Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)


A Mini Abdominoplasty, also known as a Mini Tummy Tuck, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at eliminating surplus fat and skin located in the lower abdominal region, situated below the navel. This procedure is conducted with the goal of rejuvenating the body’s contours and attaining a naturally appealing aesthetic appearance.

Procedure Time:

1 - 2 hours

Return to Work:

1 - 2 weeks

Full Recovery:

3 - 6 months




What to expect

Here’s what you can expect when considering a mini tummy tuck:

  • Consultation: The process starts with a consultation with a consultant. During this consultation, you will discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations for the procedure. The surgeon will assess your abdominal area, medical history, and overall health to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a mini tummy tuck.
  • Surgical Procedure: A mini tummy tuck is typically performed under general or local anesthesia with sedation. The procedure involves making a smaller incision low on the abdomen, usually right above the pubic area. The surgeon then removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles if necessary. The navel (belly button) is not typically repositioned in a mini tummy tuck.
  • Recovery: After the procedure, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the abdominal area. Pain medication may be prescribed to manage any pain. You may need to wear a compression garment to support the healing process and reduce swelling. Strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks, as advised by your surgeon.
  • Results: The results of a mini tummy tuck become more apparent as swelling subsides over several weeks to months. The goal is to create a flatter, more toned appearance in the lower abdomen and improve the contour. The scar from the incision is usually low on the abdomen and can often be concealed by swimwear or underwear.
  • Risks and Complications: As with any surgical procedure, a mini tummy tuck carries some risks, including infection, scarring, bleeding, changes in sensation, and dissatisfaction with the results. It’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to minimize these risks.
  • Follow-up: You will have follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns or complications that may arise. Your surgeon will provide instructions for post-operative care and scar management.
  • Long-Term Results: The results of a mini tummy tuck can be long-lasting, especially if you maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise. However, aging and fluctuations in weight can affect the results over time.

It’s important to have a detailed discussion with your surgeon during the consultation to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what to expect from a mini tummy tuck, including potential risks and complications.