A mini tummy tuck (mini abdominoplasty) is a great procedure for both men and women to rid themselves of excess tissue and tighten the belly. The procedure is customized to each individual and requires less recovery time than a full tummy tuck.
If you are close to your ideal body weight but have excess abdominal fat and skin that has remained stubborn despite diet and exercise, a mini tummy tuck may be right for you.
The mini tummy tuck procedure is designed by Dr. Robinson to remove excess tissue from the belly button to the lower abdomen. Fat is removed through liposuction, and excess skin is then removed to tighten and smooth the contours of the stomach area.
The underlying muscle of the abdominal wall, called the rectus abdominus muscle, can also be tightened at the same time if it has become too loose and weak. This condition of the muscle is called diastasis recti.
Mini tummy tuck surgery can be done using a short incision below the belt line so that the scar is well hidden under clothing. This incision is shorter than the one required for a full tummy tuck.
Dr. Robinson only performs mini tummy tucks and tummy tucks in an accredited plastic surgery center in the Greater Cincinnati area. In this safe environment, a board-certified Anesthesiologist oversees your comfort.
Recovery time is faster after a mini tummy tuck than after full abdominoplasty. Most people can return to work and other normal activities in only one or two weeks, as long as their job is not physically demanding.
While you can expect some bruising and swelling, patients report that discomfort is minimal after a mini tummy tuck. Of course, you will be given pain medication to ease any soreness you experience.
At your consultation, Dr. Robinson will talk with you about the results you can expect from a mini abdominoplasty. You will also see mini tummy tuck before and after photos of others who have had the surgery. Dr. Robinson will then take pictures of you to serve as your “before pictures”. After the healing process is complete, he will take “after pictures” and give you both sets of photos. It can be exciting to compare the differences and see how much slimmer you look after your surgery. Of course, your photos are confidential and will not be shared unless you consent.
When you’re ready to rid yourself of your excess belly fat, Dr. Robinson invites you to take that next step and schedule a consultation to discuss the mini tummy tuck procedure at one of our offices: 1 Plastic Surgery Plaza, 4850 Red Bank Expressway, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or 7162 Liberty Centre Drive Suite C, West Chester, OH 45069. You may contact us by the email form provided. You may also call us at (513) 791-4440 for the Cincinnati location or (513) 769-3223 for the West Chester location.
Please ask your Plastic Surgery Questions in the form below. Dr. Robinson will personally answer all questions by email. Questions are kept strictly confidential.
1 Plastic Surgery Plaza
4850 Red Bank Expressway
Cincinnati, OH 45227
7162 Liberty Centre Drive
West Chester, OH 45069