What to Expect
Almost everyone has parts of their body that they wish they could change, even if only slightly, and the tummy is a common problem spot for many. Select individuals who experience a minor amount of loose skin or scarring on their lower abdomen could be good candidates for a mini tummy tuck if the problem area is below the belly button only. A more significant level of correction may require a full tummy tuck
You deserve to have detailed information about your mini tummy tuck beforehand, which is why scheduling a consultation with Dr. Truong is the first step. During your consultation, Dr. Truong can evaluate your candidacy, explain more about the surgery to you and answer any questions that you may have.
a surgeon who cares about all aspects of the surgery from start to finish and beyond, Dr. Truong will advise you on how to best prepare with pre-surgery instructions. He will also offer post-op guidelines for your optimal recovery.
Preparing for Your Mini Tummy Tuck
The time a mini tummy tuck surgery takes can vary from under an hour to 4 plus hours, depending upon the unique needs of the person and the procedure. Most often, a mini tummy tuck is performed as an outpatient procedure, and patients can return home the same day as surgery is performed. Depending upon the activity level of your job, most men and women can go back to work in an average of 7 to 10 days after having a mini tummy tuck.
Recovery & Results
Recovery experiences vary on a case by case basis, but it’s typical for your recovery time to last between 2 to 4 weeks. You can alleviate discomfort with pain medication if needed, as well as by following Dr. Truong’s post-surgical instructions.
After a mini tummy tuck, your results will gradually be revealed. Your low abdomen should look firmer and flatter, with a discreet scar that should be easily hidden by nearly every type of clothing.