A mini tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure performed when the tummy is below the navel, there are visible small deposits of fat and sagging below the navel, there is no separation and loosening in the abdominal muscles, there are no fat deposits or sagging above the navel and there are partial stretch marks below the navel. This surgery is performed at our hospital, Apex Clinic, by specialist surgeons.
The average duration of a mini tummy tuck at our hospital is 1 to 1.5 hours. At our hospital, mini tummy tuck procedures are often performed with liposuction. A horizontal incision is made so it remains under the underwear. Excess lower abdominal tissue is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened. Excess abdominal skin and adipose tissue under the navel are cut and removed. After the operation, thin tubes referred to as drains may be placed under the breasts to remove excess blood.
Mini tummy tuck surgery is not suitable for people under 18 years of age.
Any conditions that may hinder the operation to be performed at our hospital are checked by an anesthesiologist and necessary blood tests are performed.
At our hospital, patients that undergo mini tummy tuck surgery can eat and walk 4 hours after the operation. However, the patient will have to walk hunched over for a while due to tightness in the abdominal region. Patients who undergo mini tummy tuck surgery are discharged on the same day. The patient can shower 1 to 2 days after surgery. Problems such as edema and swelling that may occur at the operation site take 1 to 2 weeks to heal. The painkillers given will be sufficient since there will not be as much pain as thought following mini tummy tuck surgery. Light exercises can be done easily over time. The patient who has undergone mini tummy tuck surgery can return to normal life within the same week.