Mini tummy tuck refers to the surgical procedure in which a little ‘bloated’ kind of abdomen is brought into shape. This is a less invasive surgery than regular tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty. The surgery is performed between the belly button and the pubic area, usually referred to as the lower abdomen. Mini tummy tuck should be opted when you have worked on your diet, have been regular exercises but none of them could help you in reshaping your abdomen.
What is done during mini tummy tuck surgery?
Mini tummy tuck, as said is a less invasive surgery. The lower abdomen part is cut open, usually up to 8 inches in length. The location is between the belly button and above the pubic area. The loose muscles are tightened and stitched together where needed. The excess skin is removed and then the incision is stitched up.
If some fat needs to be removed, liposuction will be done, before going for the mini tummy tuck surgery. Added benefit of tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck surgery is that when the skin is removed, some of the stretch marks will be gone. This depends on the actual location of stretch marks. In some cases, most of the stretch marks will be gone and the patients are super happy to see the results after complete healing.
What you can expect after mini tummy tuck?
Once the surgery is done, the site will be covered with compression bandages. They stop the body from accumulating fluids at the incision site. You need to take good care of the site, use prescribed antibiotics and medicines that can help you safely heal from the surgery.
Avoid contact with water for few days after the surgery. The stitches will be usually removed after a week and your skin should have recovered well by then. Post recovery, you need to maintain a healthy diet and workout regime to keep your weight under control. Adding body weight can undo some of the effects of mini tummy tuck surgery.
Tummy tuck vs mini tummy tuck
Mini tummy tuck is targeted towards tightening of muscles and removal of skin only in the lower abdominal area whereas full tummy tuck involves correcting and fixing abdominal muscles above the lower abdomen, i.e. near the belly button area. In full tummy tuck when more skin is removed, the belly button may have to be relocated.
Cost of mini tummy tuck in Chennai
Cost of mini tummy tuck in Chennai clinics range from Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs.2,50,000. This is only an approximate figure. Actual cost details will be discussed by your doctor when you see him/her at his/her clinic. The cost of mini tummy tuck or tummy tuck or any surgery for that matter, varies from doctor to doctor and the clinic/hospital.
Going with a doctor just due to the cost reasons may cost your health, you should keep that in mind and must zero-in only on the best cosmetic gynecologists or cosmetic surgeons near you to undergo the surgery.