Performed for similar reasons as a full abdominoplasty, but a mini abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck is performed to remove excess skin and fatty tissue only below the line of the tummy button.
The benefits of a mini abdominoplasty or tummy tuck operation
While there may be various body ‘types’, no two humans are identical, and over the passage of time, our bodies can all change in a different way.
In women, the abdomen often changes shape after childbirth, or multiple childbirths, while in both men and women dramatic weight loss can result in folds of skin and a residue of fat that is loose, predominantly below the navel. In such instances, a mini abdominoplasty is the ideal procedure and will help to remove those folds of skin that are unsightly, and which can erode your self-confidence and undermine your personal body image.
There is an expression “look good, feel good’ and it is so very true. However, sometimes we only look good when certain areas of our body are covered up. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable if our stomach doesn’t look as flat and firm as it did when we were younger, while it can be demoralising to lose a lot of weight, yet our body still provides us with reminders that we used to be a lot larger.
A mini abdominoplasty is perfect for those of you who want to improve the look of your stomach below the navel, as this is the area which is causing you most concern.
What does a mini abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck involve?
This is a procedure which is performed under a general anaesthetic, and which will usually require one overnight stay in the hospital.
The surgery itself involves the removal of loose skin and fat, followed by a tightening up of the weakened muscles in the stomach below the tummy button or navel.
If you have travelled from afar and have opted an all-inclusive package, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the hospital for your procedure and, once discharged, you will be driven back to your hotel as part of our all-inclusive service.
Mini abdominoplasty as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure
More and more often we perform cosmetic surgery as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure. This type of surgery can be performed alongside liposuction which would remove fat that is not normally removed during an abdominoplasty procedure and can also be done in conjunction with a Brazilian butt lift, as an example.
If you have any questions you would like to ask before booking your abdominoplasty procedure with us, please get in contact and we will be happy to provide you with all the answers you need.
Post-operative care after a mini abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck
You will have a consultation with your surgeon the day after your abdominal surgery, then regular checkups prior to leaving Istanbul. It is usual to wear a protective support for three to four weeks full-time after the procedure, then at night-time for a further two to three weeks. One week after the procedure you should be well enough to return to work, but light duties only. Physical exertion, such as lifting anything heavy, should be avoided for at least a month after the operation.