Mini Tummy Tuck in Minneapolis-St. Paul
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is a variation of a traditional tummy tuck, and is performed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. Weak or protruding abdominal muscles can also be corrected. This procedure can help to create a smoother abdominal profile without the extensiveness of a traditional tummy tuck procedure.
Cost of a Mini Tummy Tuck
This price includes patient’s surgical fee and follow-up visits. It also includes the facility fee and any anesthesia costs. This is an estimate, and may differ depending on your specific situation. This price does not include the cost of pre-operative physicals, lab tests, or medications. Dr. Rocheford charges $100 for consultations, which is deducted from the price of your surgery or procedure.
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Who is a Good Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Patients who are dealing with sagging skin and excess fat below the belly button often benefit from a mini tummy tuck. Patients with excess fat and skin above the belly button or around their sides can find greater benefit from a full tummy tuck. Mini tummy tuck candidates should have less excess fat and skin than those of traditional tummy tuck candidates.
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The Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
A mini tummy tuck procedure can last between two and five hours. This procedure uses a shorter incision just above the pubic hairline, similar to a C-section incision. Lower abdominal muscles are tightened, and excess abdominal skin and fat is removed. Also, unlike a traditional tummy tuck, an incision is not made around the belly button. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat deposits.
Mini Tummy Tuck Recovery
Recovery from a mini tummy tuck is shorter than that of a full tummy tuck. Patients should expect to take seven to 10 days for recovery time. Most patients can return to work and strenuous activities in three to four weeks.
If you are interested in a mini tummy tuck in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area, contact Rocheford Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We also serve the Twin Cities Metro area including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Woodbury and beyond. Call Rocheford Plastic Surgery at 651-968-1294 today to schedule your appointment.