While the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedure offers an effective option for patients looking to improve the appearance of their stomach, not everyone requires the drastic results provided by this procedure. For patients who only require a small improvement to meet their goals, the partial abdominoplasty offers a unique and effective alternative. Also known as a mini tummy tuck, this procedure is ideal for patients who are within 10% of their body weight, but are still dealing with pockets of skin or fat that are unresponsive to traditional weight loss methods. Take a look at some of the many benefits this procedure offers and help decide if it’s right for you.
- Less invasive. One of the biggest benefits of the partial abdominoplasty procedure is that it is less invasive than a traditional tummy tuck. While a traditional tummy tuck requires a large hip-to-hip incision, a mini tummy tuck only requires a small incision above the pubic area. Skin is also lifted to the navel during a mini tummy tuck, which doesn’t have to be repositioned as it would be in more invasive procedures.
- Shorter recovery period. Since the mini tummy tuck is less invasive than a traditional tummy tuck, the recovery period associated with this procedure is shorter. While recovery times vary from patient to patient, most are able to return to their jobs and daily activities in just days, while strenuous activity should be avoided for few weeks.
- Less scarring. A partial abdominoplasty only requires a small incision, which helps to minimize scarring following this procedure. The scars that do appear will fade and lighten over time.
For more Information about the Partial Abdominoplasty Procedure, Contact Dr. Charlotte Rhee.
To learn more about mini tummy tucks or any of the procedures we offer, contact Dr. Rhee today. We are located in Huntington Station and can be reached directly at 631.424.6707. We look forward to hearing from you soon.