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Everything You Need to Know About a Mini Tummy Tuck

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  • October 28, 2018

Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that refuse to go away, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise? From liposuction to mini tummy-tucks, customized body contouring procedures can help you achieve a smoother, more toned appearance, no matter your problem areas. 

Body contouring surgery encompasses many different types of body sculpting techniques used by plastic surgeons to reshape almost any area of the body and give you a more aesthetically pleasing figure.

From liposuction to a mini tummy tuck, body contouring procedures can be used to improve the appearance of:

  • arms
  • abdomen
  • face
  • thighs
  • buttocks

Customized Body Contouring Procedures in Edmonton

From liposuction and abdominoplasty to mini tummy tucks and medial thigh lifts, we offer a wide range of body contouring procedures in Edmonton to dramatically reshape and improve the appearance of your body.

Want to know which procedure is right for you?

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Everything You Need to Know About a Mini-Tummy Tuck Surgery

A mini tummy tuck is a safe and effective body contouring procedure that has been designed to remove excess skin around the lower abdomen, but with a smaller scar than a full tummy tuck. It is often performed on women after pregnancy and for patients after massive weight loss.

A mini tummy tuck:

  • helps achieve a firmer, thinner stomach.
  • tightens and removes the loose skin for a more aesthetically pleasing body shape.
  • provides a smaller incision
  • has a faster recovery period

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Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Right For Me? 6 Mini Tummy Tuck FAQs

During a mini-tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon will create a small incision below your bikini line. Skin and fat will be detached from the muscle and liposuction may be used to contour the area. Excess skin will be removed and the two skin sections stitched back together.

How do I Know if I Need a Regular or Mini Tummy Tuck?

Before you decide which surgery is right for you, it’s important to book a consultation with your plastic surgeon as they can help you make the most informed decision. In general:

  • A tummy tuck is most beneficial for patients who have loose abdominal skin or weakened muscles that cannot be altered through diet and exercise.

  • A mini tummy tuck is a great option for those who want to sculpt their abdomen into a more desirable shape but who are at an ideal weight.


How long does a mini tummy tuck?

In general, this procedure will take approximately 1 - 1.5 hours under general anesthetic. However, no two cases are exactly the same and so your procedure might take slightly shorter or longer, depending on your presenting condition.


Do I Have to Stay in the Hospital?

This surgery requires an overnight stay in the hospital. After your procedure, your surgeon will visit you to check your surgery site and ensure your wounds are healing properly. The stay will ensure you are comfortable and well looked after for optimal healing.


How long is the recovery time?

Full recovery from this procedure takes a few weeks, with a full return to physical activity in approximately 6 weeks. REMEMBER: it’s important to rest during this time and let your body heal for the best possible results. Typically, you should be able to return to work in 2 weeks.


Call Today

To find out more about our body contouring surgeries including liposuction, abdominoplasty, and mini tummy-tucks, contact Dr. Ladak at 780-407-6691 or fill in our online contact form.

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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