Is that stubborn problem area between your pubic bone and navel seemingly resistant to any exercise? It may be time to consider a mini tummy tuck. Board-certified plastic surgeon Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., is proud to offer mini tummy tucks to the residents of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and South Florida at his Aventura office.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reduce the “pouch” in a specific abdominal region. The mini tummy tuck was designed to treat the troublesome area between the navel and pubic bone, and area of the body that can become bulging and saggy due to pregnancy, weight loss, and/or aging. An abdominoplasty
is a more involved surgery for the entire abdomen region.
What are the Benefits to the Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure?
The mini tummy tuck procedure yields great results for Dr. Rubinstein’s patients. Following the procedure, patients observe a flatter, tighter lower stomach region with beautiful skin. Patients report needing smaller sized skirts and pants as well as increased body confidence. Many patients cite the results as life-long and felt the procedure corrected a problem that could not be resolved through diet and exercise.
What is the Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure?
The mini tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that requires, at a minimum, local anesthesia with sedation. During the procedure, the patient will be relaxed and just a bit drowsy, but should feel no pain. Dr. Rubinstein will begin the procedure with a small incision in the numbed area. The doctor will then pull the skin tight, remove any excess fat or tissue, and suture the incision back together. Unlike with a full abdominoplasty, the navel is not affected during a mini tummy tuck.
What Should I Expect Following my Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure?
Most patients can return home the same day as the procedure. Patients may require different follow-up techniques such as requiring support garments, resting, and avoiding strenuous physical activity. Dr. Rubinstein will talk to each patient regarding their aftercare regimen, but most return to work after a few days. Most patients see a fully-recovered, tight, stretch-mark free lower abdomen within several weeks.
Who is a Strong Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
An individual with a small amount of skin to be removed from the lower abdomen region is a strong candidate for the mini tummy tuck. If an individual has a lot of excess fat, liposuction
may be a more beneficial procedure to begin the process. If the person cites a larger area of the abdominal region as a problem area, abdominoplasty may be a more beneficial option.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost in Miami, FL?
Mini tummy tucks can be a wonderful way to say goodbye to the lower tummy “pooch” for good, but are not considered medically necessary. Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures, so Dr. Rubinstein developed a financing
program for his patients. It’s time to schedule a mini tummy tuck and feel better about your midsection. If you live in Miami, Fort Lauderdale or South Florida, contact Dr. Rubinstein at his Aventura office today. Dr. Rubinstein welcomes new patients and will be happy to answer any questions you have about the mini tummy tuck procedure.