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A mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, targets excess skin and fat below the navel. Unlike a full tummy tuck, it focuses on the lower abdomen, making it ideal for those with minor sagging or protrusion. Dr. Frank Lalezar offers personalized mini tummy tucks in NYC to tighten the lower abdominal area, helping you elevate your contours and achieve a slimmer silhouette.

Tighten lower abdomen with minimal downtime

A mini tummy tuck, also known as partial abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that addresses localized areas of excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen. Unlike a full abdominoplasty, which typically involves a larger incision and addresses the entire abdominal area, the mini tummy tuck targets specific areas below the navel. This procedure is particularly suitable for individuals who have minor sagging or protrusion in the lower abdominal region, often as a result of pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or aging.

During a mini tummy tuck, the surgeon makes a smaller incision just above the pubic area, allowing for the removal of excess skin and fat. The underlying abdominal muscles may also be tightened to enhance abdominal contours and provide a firmer, more toned appearance. By focusing on the lower abdomen, the mini tummy tuck in NYC offers a less invasive alternative to a full abdominoplasty, resulting in reduced scarring, shorter recovery time, and a more targeted improvement in the abdominal area.

The goals of mini tummy tuck:

  • Target excess skin and fat, specifically in the lower abdomen
  • Improve abdominal contours and provide a flatter, more toned appearance
  • Address minor sagging or protrusion below the navel
  • Tighten the underlying abdominal muscles, if necessary
  • Offer a less invasive alternative to a full abdominoplasty
  • Reduce scarring and shorten recovery time compared to traditional abdominoplasty
Woman indoors wearing short shorts with a toned stomach after a mini tummy tuck in NYC

Mini tummy tuck vs. full tummy tuck

A mini tummy tuck differs from a full tummy tuck in its scope and invasiveness. While both procedures enhance abdominal contours, they involve varying incision lengths. The mini tummy tuck focuses solely on the lower abdomen below the navel and involves an extremely small incision, whereas a full tummy tuck requires a longer incision along the lower abdomen and around the navel. Additionally, a full tummy tuck may involve more extensive muscle tightening, leading to a longer recovery period and potentially more noticeable scarring.

Dr. Lalezar’s mini tummy tuck surgical technique

During a mini tummy tuck in NYC, Dr. Lalezar will first administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Once you’re sedated, Dr. Lalezar will make a small incision just above the pubic area, typically below the bikini line, to access the targeted area of the lower abdomen. Through this incision, excess skin and fat are carefully removed, and if necessary, the underlying abdominal muscles may be tightened to enhance abdominal contours. The incision is then meticulously closed with sutures to minimize scarring.

A woman standing in side profile with her head tilted back, wearing underwear, with a flat, toned stomach after a mini tummy tuck in NYC

Your recovery journey after a mini tummy tuck

Following a mini tummy tuck, you may experience some common side effects, such as swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area. These symptoms typically subside within a few weeks as your body heals. Dr. Lalezar will prescribe pain medication and provide guidance on managing any discomfort during the initial recovery period. It’s important to follow post-operative instructions carefully to minimize complications and promote optimal healing.

Your recovery from a mini tummy tuck in NYC will depend on factors like your overall health and the extent of the procedure. Dr. Lalezar will recommend wearing a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the healing process. You’ll also need to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks and gradually reintroduce exercise as directed by Dr. Lalezar. Regular follow-up appointments will allow Dr. Lalezar to monitor your progress and address any concerns that may arise during the recovery process.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Frank Lalezar is a distinguished board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery. With his expertise and personalized approach, he ensures each patient receives exceptional care and achieves their aesthetic goals. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Lalezar at Madison Ave to discuss how a mini tummy tuck can enhance your abdominal contours.

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