As many people find out, maintaining a flat stomach and slim waistline are not easy to do as they get older. With factors such as a slower metabolism, pregnancy, and even stress, the skin on the midsection can lose definition. Even if a healthy diet and workout regimen was able to somewhat improve the appearance of the abdomen, many men and women are still unable to feel entirely satisfied.
Similar to a traditional tummy tuck, Dr. Scroggins performs the mini tummy tuck for patients who need less improvement on their midsection. This procedure is an effective option for individuals who have just a tiny bit of excess skin and fat, along with poor muscle tone that exists on the lower region of the abdomen.
How is a mini tummy tuck different from a traditional tummy tuck?
Unlike a traditional tuck, where the main goal is to remove larger amounts of excess skin and fat and tighten the abdominal wall, a mini tummy tuck focuses on improving the definition of the lower abdominal region.
You may be a candidate for a mini tummy tuck if the lower aspect of your abdomen protrudes and has little to no definition. As with many other cosmetic procedures, it is important that people considering a mini tummy tuck have the following:
- Stable weight
- Good skin elasticity
- Realistic expectations
How is a mini tummy tuck performed?
Dr. Scroggins performs the mini tummy tuck procedure at his state-of-the-art facility with his patients under general anesthesia to ensure safety. After making an incision just above the pubic region, Dr. Scroggins removes excess tissue and tightens the lower abdominal muscles. Once the lower area of the stomach achieves a more toned appearance, he closes the incisions with sutures.
If you think that you are a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck or if you have any questions about the difference between a mini tummy tuck and a traditional tummy tuck, we welcome to contact the practice of Dr. Carlton Scroggins today. Please call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today. We look forward to seeing you soon!