The abdomen is often a difficult region to target with diet and exercise alone. Even with the most diligent adherence to healthy lifestyle choices, it can feel as though the spare tire or sagging skin simply will not go away. Stretch marks after childbirth, hanging skin, and weight changes can make the extra skin impossible to get rid of without some sort of surgical treatment. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can help address these concerns. But, when it comes down to a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck, which one is best for you? Allow us to explain the difference:
The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
A traditional tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin, fat, and tissue that has kept you from reaching your desired shape. The procedure also tightens the abdominal muscles to further improve your shape and contour. Conducted under general anesthesia, Dr. Dawli will remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. She will also pull together the natural stomach skin to create an appealing, smooth contour. Liposuction is often combined with this procedure for a more comprehensive result. If you have some stretching or deformity of your belly button, it can also be corrected during a full abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure.
Recovery time will take several weeks. While you will be able to resume normal activities after just a few weeks, strenuous activity should be avoided for anywhere from six to eight weeks.
The Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck
Less time intensive than a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck is excellent for addressing excess fat and skin in the lower abdominal area. This procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia. A mini tummy tuck requires only a small incision for Dr. Dawli to remove the excess fat and skin before repositioning the abdominal skin. Recovery time is also shorter than a traditional tummy tuck, so you can return to your life sooner.
We’ll Here, Every Step of the Way
At Buffalo Plastic Surgery, our tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck procedures are priced according to the individual’s needs. As a result, you can expect to discuss the details of the price and recovery during your consultation.
Dr. Dawli has already helped countless patients in Buffalo and Western New York eliminate excess fat and skin with the help of a tummy tuck. Now, she is ready to do the same for you. So if you have questions and are ready to learn more, we are here to help. Contact our office today to get started.