We receive a lot of questions from people about tummy tucks. Every so often, a patient who needs a tummy tuck is turned off by the scars or the possibility of extended recovery times.
Eventually, the discussion turns to the possibility of a mini tummy tuck.
Unlike a full tummy tuck, which requires a full bikini line incision to remove large amounts of fat and loose, abdominal skin, a mini tummy tuck only removes a small amount of extra, loose skin through a limited bikini line incision. When deemed appropriate, the abdominal muscles below the belly button may be tightened.
In most cases, a mini tummy tuck doesn’t require an incision above the belly button.
The smaller scars and the lesser invasiveness of the mini tummy tuck make it an attractive procedure for a lot of people, and the number one question on their mind is usually, "How much it will cost?"