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What is a mini-tummy tuck?
A mini tummy tuck, also known as a partial abdominoplasty, uses a short incision on the middle part lower part of the abdomen to remove loose, sagging, excess skin and achieve tightening. A mini tuck uses a much shorter incision and is much less invasive than a full abdominoplasty. A mini tummy tuck leaves the navel intact, has a shorter recovery time and can be done as an outpatient procedure.
Are you a candidate for a mini tummy tuck?
If you do not smoke and are in generally good health, you are at a stable weight and not too far from your ideal body weight (within 10%) you have excess, lax or sagging abdominal skin and you would like to have a tighter smoother abdomen and have realistic expectations.
Can my mini-tummy tuck be done at the same time as my laser liposculpting??
At MilfordMD Surgery & Laser Center, we often find the laser liposculpting alone gives enough tightening so that a tummy tuck is not necessary. A tummy tuck can be performed at the same time if it is clear that it will be needed.
Call 570-722-5566 MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center Dr. Richard Buckley and our aesthetic consultants to customize your treatment for the results you deserve!
What is a full traditional tummy tuck?
A full abdominoplasty may be necessary for those who are not within 10% of their ideal body weight, have a great deal of loose skin and need extensive abdominal muscle tightening. In a full tummy tuck an incision is made around the navel as well as in the lower abdomen. The navel is repositioned higher and typically abdominal muscles are pulled together with inner sutures. The recovery time is longer for a full tummy tuck.
Will I still need to exercise and diet?
Tummy tucks are not a substitute for exercise and a weight maintenance program.
Will tummy tucks help stretch marks?
Tummy tucks can’t help stretch marks very much. They can help some and treatment with Thermage may result in additional improvement.
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The skilled, experienced cosmetic surgeons of MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center specialize in advanced cosmetic procedures such as laser liposuction, fat transfer and microcannula filler placement.
Whether your concern is wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, crow’s feet, sun damage or skin changes that could signal skin cancer or other skin diseases, Richard E. Buckley, MD, and Marina Buckley, MD, have the experience, skill and advanced technology to address your cosmetic or dermatologic concerns.