Mini Tummy Tuck Hawaii

 

Tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure to flatten the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdominal region and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. Appropriate candidates for tummy tuck are men and women with large fat deposits or loose abdominal skin that does not respond to diet or exercise, and women with slack muscles and skin due to multiple pregnancies. Older patients whose skin has lost its elasticity may also find improvement. Obese patients who plan to lose weight should postpone surgery.

For complete tummy tuck, the surgeon generally makes a long incision from hip to hip, just above the pubic region. A second incision releases the navel from surrounding tissue. The surgeon separates the skin from the abdominal wall up to the ribs, lifts the skin flap, and tightens the abdominal muscles by pulling them closer together and stitching them into position. Excess skin is removed from the flap and a new hole cut for the navel, which is then stitched into place before the incisions are closed. For a partial or “mini” tummy tuck, the incision is shorter and the navel may remain in place.

The Mini Tummy Tuck, or partial Abdominoplasty, is often an excellent option for people who have a small amount of abdominal skin to be removed and do not have a significantly protruding abdominal muscle wall.

A Mini Tummy Tuck typically removes a small amount of skin near the pubic bone and keeps the incision very small.

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Bao L. Phan MD - Hawaii Plastic Surgeon