Do you have an unsightly pouch in your lower belly? If so, then Dr. Michael DePerro may be able to help with a mini tummy tuck at his practice, DePerro Plastic Surgery in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Michael DePerro offers his services for those who reside in or near Columbus, Dublin, Clintonville, Upper Arlington and the surrounding areas of Ohio.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is a smaller version of an abdominoplasty. It is similar to a traditional tummy tuck, but the incision is much shorter and the dissection is usually limited to the lower abdomen. A mini tummy tuck treats the small pouch in the lower abdomen that is caused from weight gain, previous pregnancies, stretching of the lower abdominal muscles, and/or the normal aging process. A mini tummy tuck can remove the excess skin laxity of the lower abdominal area while simultaneously tightening the lower abdominal muscles to restore a more youthful waistline.
What are the Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck?
There are multiple benefits of having a mini tummy tuck:
- A smaller incision which means a smaller scar
- No scar around the belly button
- A faster recovery and less down time compared to a traditional tummy tuck
- Liposuction can still be performed
Who is a Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Potential candidates for a mini tummy tuck include patients who:
- The majority of their excessive subcutaneous tissue is in the lower abdomen
- Have a small pouch above their waist line or above a previous C-section scar
- Are at a stable, healthy weight
- Have relatively good skin elasticity and skin tone
- Need a moderate amount of skin removed mainly in the lower abdomen
- Have realistic expectations of the surgery
- Are in good physical health
How is a Mini Tummy Tuck Performed?
Once you and Dr. DePerro have had a consultation about the procedure and have discussed all the details, your surgery can be scheduled. A small incision is made below the belt line, and then the extra fat and skin laxity of the lower abdomen is removed. The lower abdominal muscles are tightened, and the excess skin laxity is removed. The incision is then closed in a way to minimize scarring and visibility.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost in Columbus, OH?
The mini tummy tuck is a nice alternative to a regular tummy tuck in the properly selected patient. Schedule a consultation with Dr. DePerro to see if you are a good candidate. If you are, Dr. DePerro will go over the details of the procedure including the incision, objectives, recovery, and cost. DePerro Plastic Surgery accepts forms of payment via cash, check, or any major credit card. We also offer financing through CareCredit®.
DePerro Plastic Surgery offers personalized care for personalized results. Residents in or near Columbus and other areas in the state, who are ready to make a positive change should take the next step. Don’t hesitate to contact us and set up your mini tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Michael DePerro today!