A mini tummy tuck is a modified version of a traditional abdominoplasty. It focuses on minimal excess and sagging skin in the lower abdomen. While a mini tummy tuck works for many people, it will not produce the results everyone is looking for. Deciding if you are a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck depends on a variety of different factors.
Best Candidates for a Mini Tummy Tuck
If you are a healthy individual at a stable weight but have some excess or sagging skin in the lower abdomen due to age or pregnancy changes, you may be a great candidate for a mini tummy tuck. Those with significant skin stretching and sagging or sagging muscles in the lower and upper abdomen are better candidates for a traditional tummy tuck.
Tummy Tucks Are Not for Weight Loss
If you are in the process of losing weight, you want to wait until you reach a stable and healthy weight before considering a mini tummy tuck. While results from a tuck are permanent, changes in weight can influence the long-term results. Losing the weight first and then opting for a mini tummy tuck can help you maximize your results.
If you are considering children, the best idea is to hold off on a tummy tuck. Pregnancy changes in the abdomen can undo everything a mini tummy tuck accomplishes. Waiting until after you have completed your family makes you a much better candidate for a mini tuck. And then, you can add that mini tuck to a complete mommy makeover and get back your desired pre-pregnancy body.
A native of Los Angeles, Babak Moein, MD, FACS is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship-trained in minimally invasive surgery as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such qualifications. This combination of training offers a significant advantage to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients.