Abdominoplasty, also known as a mini tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to address the lower abdomen’s excess skin and fat. It’s particularly suited for those who have a small amount of abdominal sagging, post-pregnancy changes, or aging effects confined to the area below the belly button.
During a mini abdominoplasty, a surgeon makes a small horizontal incision in the area between the pubic hairline and belly button. Through this incision, excess skin is removed, and the lower abdominal muscles may be tightened to enhance the abdominal contour. Unlike a full abdominoplasty, a mini tummy tuck does not involve repositioning of the navel. This makes the procedure less invasive with a shorter recovery period.
The recovery period is generally quicker compared to a full tummy tuck, with most patients able to return to normal activities within a couple of weeks. Initial results are visible immediately after surgery, but final results may take a few months to appear as swelling subsides. A mini abdominoplasty can provide significant aesthetic improvements, helping individuals achieve a firmer, flatter, and more youthful-looking abdomen.