Tummy Tucks vs. Mini Tummy Tucks
When you want to achieve a flatter, well-toned tummy and diet and exercise just won’t cut it, you might be considering abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck. While you’re probably familiar with the tummy tuck procedure, you might not be as familiar with the mini tummy tuck procedure.
What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
In most cases, a mini tummy tuck is only performed on the section of the abdomen below the belly button. In a mini tummy tuck, the goal is to tighten only the lower abdomen.
One of the main advantages of a mini tummy tuck over a tummy tuck is a shorter incision area, and therefore, a shorter scar.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Whether or not a mini tummy tuck will help you achieve your desired results will depend upon the amount of excess skin and fat present prior to surgery. Our plastic surgeon can help you decide whether a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck will serve you best.
Can a Mini Tummy Tuck Be Combined with Other Procedures?
Tummy tucks are often combined with liposuction or lower body lifts to achieve your desired results. Because each person’s anatomy and goals are different, meeting with a plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck consultation is always recommended.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?
When you schedule your one-on-one consultation with a plastic surgeon, he or she will perform a physical exam and discuss your goals for your cosmetic procedure. Your body is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all pricing for your particular needs and goals.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) offers national averages for physician/surgeon fees for the most common plastic surgery procedures on surgery.org. If you’re curious, you can check out the 2011 national estimates from ASAPS for some of our most popular surgeries.
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for Your Mini Tummy Tuck
At The Plastic Surgery Center in Maryland, our plastic surgeon, Dr. Rosenberg, can help you determine if a mini tummy tuck is the best option based on your personal goals. His expertise in abdominoplasty ensures the location and positioning of each incision is carefully pre-planned—minimizing the visibility of surgical scars and giving you superior results.
We invite you to learn more about mini tummy tucks or any of the body contouring procedures performed at our plastic surgery center in Maryland. Contact us using the form on this page or call us at 410-616-3000 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenberg.
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