Mini Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Sacramento tummy tuck patients seek Dr. Hause for assistance in tightening and toning their abdomens. Dr. Hause treats these patients in his renowned Sacramento cosmetic surgery clinic. To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure, please read the detailed paragraphs below.
Many patients seek help from a Plastic Surgeon to improve the contours of the waist, abdomen and hips. If the abnormality is simply a local fat deposit, Liposuction alone may give a satisfactory result. Some patients, however, have the additional problems of having too much laxity of the skin and underlying muscle. Commonly this occurs because of pregnancy, significant weight gain and loss, or the normal process of aging.
In these patients the optimal result can only be obtained by removing the excess skin and / or by tightening the abdominal muscles and fascia. In patients that have these abnormalities limited to below the belly button, a "Mini Tummy Tuck" or Abdominoplasty can be done. Through an incision similar to a Cesarean Section the abdominal muscles are sutured to repair the laxity. In patients that have these abnormalities involving the entire abdomen, a tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty is the preferred procedure. This results in a trimmer waist and flattening of the lower abdomen, something that Liposuction alone simply cannon do in many instances. Also, excess skin and stretch marks can be removed to further enhance the result.
The procedure of Mini Tummy Tuck is performed as an outpatient and does not require an overnight stay. Since the incision is located in the lower-most abdomen, most patients are able to wear two piece bathing suits. Most patients can return to work in 5 to 7 days and may have some bruising for two weeks.