Mini Tummy Tuck in Chattanooga
For individuals with poor skin quality, pregnancy can stretch abdominal skin and muscles beyond non-surgical intervention. No matter how many ab exercises you endure, efforts to define and slim your stomach can be futile. If you exhibit stretch marks and loose skin of the midsection, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery may correct your concerns.
A formal tummy tuck is the most thorough means of correcting stretch marks and stretched skin. However, fear of extensive scarring and downtime deter many candidates from undergoing tummy tuck surgery. In an attempt to alleviate such concerns, cosmetic surgeons developed a less invasive and more affordable alternative known as the mini tummy tuck.
Mini Tummy Tuck vs Full Tummy Tuck
While more traditional tummy tucks address the belly button, lower and upper abdomen, the mini tummy tuck only tightens the lower abdomen. Upon healing from a full tuck, patients will have scarring around the belly button and an additional scar that extends across the lower abdomen, typically extending from hip to hip. A mini abdominoplasty results in a smaller scar only at the lower abdomen and no scar around the navel.
Although mini tucks can be an effective alternative for patients with skin laxity and stretch marks isolated to the lower abdomen, mini tummy tucks cannot correct the upper abdomen and belly button nor can it remove stretch marks present in the upper region of the stomach.
Mini Tummy Tuck Candidates
Ideal candidates for mini tummy tuck surgery are healthy, non-smokers who exhibit loose skin in the lower abdomen not treatable by liposuction alone. Pooching, skin laxity and stretch marks must be limited to the lower abdomen. If the patient exhibits these symptoms on the entire midsection, they may be better suited for a full tummy tuck.
To see if you are a mini tummy tuck candidate, call 423-648-4011 to schedule a complimentary consultation with our Board Certified Surgeons.
For a complimentary consultation call 423-648-4011.