Mini Tummy Tuck in Westchester NY
Want a flatter tummy, but don’t need a full tummy tuck?
Do you dream about achieving a flatter, tighter abdomen to boost your confidence and restore your most beautiful look? Perhaps you’ve tried diet and exercise regimes that target the tummy region but are still unsatisfied with the results.
That’s because diet and exercise alone cannot always transform the abdomen, especially if you have excess fat and loose, stretched skin caused by aging, hormonal changes, stubborn weight gain, rapid weight loss or inherited traits that simply run in your family.
The Mini Tummy Tuck can help you get the abs you’ve been dreaming of. This treatment is especially sought-after by women whose abs have been weakened after childbirth since this procedure not only tightens sagging skin but can also diminish or improve the appearance of stretch marks. Dr. Kim combines Sciton Laser Lipo (a laser liposuction procedure most comparable to SlimLipo™) with the Mini Tummy Tuck for most patients to give an amazing result.
This affordable, safe procedure can be accomplished under local anesthesia and delivers dramatic results that will give you the fabulous abs you’re after. The Mini Tummy Tuck is perfect for men or women whose condition does not require a full abdominoplasty. The Mini Tummy Tuck is a highly effective body contouring technique that targets the lower part of the tummy beneath the belly button. Not only has Dr. Kim carried out many of traditional and Mini Tummy Tucks, but he is also an expert in laser lipo, having many of these procedures as well.
The Mini Tummy Tuck:
- Removes excess fat
- Tightens both muscle and skin
- Minimal discomfort
- Can be performed under local anesthesia
- May be combined with Sciton Laser Lipo (compare to SlimLipo™!) for ultimate results
- Approximately 1-2 weeks recovery time
Before and After Photos
Dr. Kim looks forward to sitting down with you to discuss the Mini Tummy Tuck procedure and evaluate your individual needs and desires.
Mini Tummy Tuck FAQs
Q. Who is a good tummy tuck candidate?
A man or woman in good health who is unhappy about sagging, excess skin around their stomach (which can be caused by pregnancy, weight loss or gain, aging).
Q. What are the different types of tummy tuck procedures?
There is the traditional tummy tuck/abdominoplasty procedure as well as the mini tummy tuck (Read about the mini tummy tuck here). The type of abdominoplasty that is appropriate for a patient depends on the amount of sagging skin that is removed, the degree of tightening that is required for the stomach muscles, etc. A mini tummy tuck is best for patients who require a minimal amount of abdominal muscle tightening and loose skin removal below the belly button.
Q. How is a tummy tuck performed?
Generally, a horizontal incision is placed just within or above the pubic area. The length of the incision, which extends laterally toward the pelvic bones, depends largely on the amount of skin to be removed. The contour of this incision will vary somewhat according to the structure of your abdomen and the style of bathing suit or undergarments that you prefer. Sometimes liposuction may be used alone, or in conjunction with abdominoplasty, to remove abdominal fat. Dr. Kim will discuss with you the particular method that he recommends for achieving the best result in your particular case.
Q. How long does a tummy tuck procedure take?
While the time varies depending on each individual patient, a tummy tuck procedure can take anywhere from 2-5 hours.
Q. What type of anesthesia is used?
A tummy tuck requires general anesthesia.
Q. What is recovery like after a tummy tuck?
Light activities may be resumed a few days after the operation. You should take it easy for at least 2 weeks after surgery. You will be able to wear a compression garment for several weeks after surgery while you heal.
Q. When can I return to work after a tummy tuck?
You can return to work within 2 weeks after a tummy tuck. However, you should avoid strenuous activities for 4-6 weeks to allow for proper healing.
Q. Does a tummy tuck leave scars?
The resulting scar from a tummy tuck runs from hip to hip. The incision is made low on the stomach and is easily covered by bikini bottoms or undergarments.
Q. Are tummy tuck results permanent?
Results may be long lasting, provided the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy diet and exercise regime.