Mini Tummy Tuck

Men and women looking for a way to firm and flatten the stomach and remove any excess skin without a need for relocating the navel may wish to consider a mini tummy tuck. This cosmetic procedure involves the surgeon separating the skin between the lower abdominal area or bikini line and the belly button. After the excess skin from this this area is cut away, the flap is realigned to provide a tauter tummy.

A mini tummy tuck can be performed on most patients in two to three hours and can be done at a clinic without an overnight stay. Just as with other surgeries that require an incision, patients should expect swelling and bruising in the surgical area after a mini tummy tuck. This should subside within just a few days, and patients can return to their daily regimen if these activities are not too strenuous. The stitches placed during a mini tummy tuck dissolve gradually and should disappear within two weeks.Scarring is rarely a big issue.

Until healing is complete, patients should wear a compression garment to control swelling and add more support as they are recovering from the surgery. Most patients are able to return to work within fourteen days after the procedure. Prices of a mini tummy tuck differ from physician to physician and clinic to clinic, but the average price in the UK ranges from £2000 to £4500. Most patients feel this is a small price to pay for the slimmer new look achieved by a mini tummy tuck.