Mini Tummy Tuck Jacksonville
Select patients that have minimal change can benefit from a Mini Tummy Tuck, Mini-abdominoplasty. These patients have minimal separation of the rectus abdominus muscles and their predominant need is skin removal. When dieting and exercising are just not enough to take care of your waistline problems, a mini tummy tuck is designed to remove fat, stretch marks and skin, in the lower area and in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother, flatter and firmer.
The Mini Tummy Tuck is similar to the full abdominoplasty, however, the incision is smaller. There is no incision around the umbilicus. The abdominal skin and fat is separated from the underlying muscles. The extra skin is removed and the incision is closed with fine sutures. This procedure is shorter that the full abdominoplasty and typically lasts between 1 and 2 hours.
The recovery for a Mini Tummy Tuck is much less than the full abdominoplasty. Quite often you will have a small drain that removes fluid from the incision. This drain usually remains in place for 5-7 days. You will need to wear a compressive garment for approximately 4 weeks after surgery. Any minor postoperative pain is controlled with a small pump which administers local pain medicine into the incision for maximal comfort, oral pain medicine in also made available.