A mini tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that removes small to moderate amounts of excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen, resulting in a flatter stomach. If you are struggling with a lower belly “pooch” and your weight loss has plateaued with diet and exercise, a mini tummy tuck might be the right choice for you. With a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Ortiz, board-certified plastic surgeon, will make your midsection slimmer and flatter.
While a full tummy tuck surgery addresses excess fat and skin on the entire abdomen, a mini tummy tuck addresses the area below the belly button. Many women develop a lower belly "pooch" or loose skin due to weight loss and/or pregnancy. During a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Ortiz will make a small incision similar to the incision made during a cesarean section. Through this incision, he will tighten loose muscles and remove excess skin to flatten and smooth your abdominal wall.
A mini tummy tuck is a relatively quick procedure, taking around 2-3 hours. Results are virtually permanent, barring significant weight fluctuations. Gaining and losing large amounts of weight will cause excess skin and fat to return. Unlike a full tummy tuck, there is no incision around the belly button, resulting in a much smaller scar. A mini tummy tuck scar is a thin horizontal line, typically just a few inches long. The scar is usually easily hidden by swimsuits, undergarments, and lingerie. Please note that a mini tummy tuck does not address or remove stretch marks and is recommended for women who are done having children.
Get the flat stomach you've always dreamed of with a mini tummy tuck. Dr. Ortiz has two decades of experience helping women all over the world feel more comfortable in their skin, and he can do the same for you. From your first consultation to your final appointment, Dr. Ortiz works to make sure you're comfortable every step of the way. The cost of a mini tummy tuck with North Raleigh Plastic Surgery ranges from $7,135 - $9,535. Schedule your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center by calling us at 919-532-2270 or simply fill out the contact form below.
47 year old female who wished to discuss multiple body contouring procedures. After losing approximately 100 pounds on her own through diet and exercise, the patient was displeased in particular with excess skin on her thighs. She is very physically active, and stated that she experienced chafing due to her excess thigh skin.
BMI = 25
40 year old female who was seen for a chief complaint of body contour deformity. She cited excess fat of the abdomen, arms, back, flanks, left breast, right breast, and upper outer quadrant of breast to the anterior axillary roll; as well as skin laxity of the abdomen. She also brought attention to a dorsal nasal hump that she wanted to have reduced.
42-year-old female who presented for evaluation with desires to improve the appearance of her waist and enhance her buttocks. She felt that there were significant fatty deposits along the abdomen and lateral thighs, and had lost projection of her buttocks as she aged.
Weight: 139 pounds. BMI: 27.