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Mini Tummy Tuck

Mini Tummy Tuck Houston

Mini Tummy Tuck Houston

Less invasive than a full Full Tummy Tuck usually with a shorter scar, a Mini-Tummy Tuck is usually recommended for patients whose problem is limited to the area below the naval, and no problem exists in the upper abdomen. The typical patient for a Mini-Tummy Tuck is the well-fit mom that after children has a small pouch in the lower abdomen.

THE PROCEDURE – Mini Tummy Tuck Houston

A Mini-Tummy Tuck is performed in an accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. You will be marked by Dr. Layton before surgery and given the opportunity to ask any questions.

A horizontal incision is made just below the top of the pubic hairline or below the cesarean section incision. The incision gently curves upward and laterally toward the pelvic bones. The length is determined by the amount and location of excess skin. Through this incision, the skin and fat are elevated and separated from the muscle/fascia layer up to the naval. The naval is left in place. The muscle/fascia layer is tightened as needed from the naval down. The excess skin is removed and the incision is closed. No incision is made around the naval in a Mini-Tummy Tuck. The incision is closed with absorbable stitches underneath the skin. A drain is placed under the abdominal skin. A dressing and compression garment is applied.

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You will be in the recovery room between one and three hours and then you will be discharged home. Your initial follow-up appointment will primarily be to remove the drain placed during surgery. The drain stays in approximately seven to 14 days. It will be removed in the office when drainage slows, which varies with patients. Another follow-up appointment is at six weeks post-surgery. The compression garment will be worn for six weeks after surgery. You may walk bent over for comfort after surgery but should be standing tall and confident within a week or two following surgery. Your final appointment is usually three to four months post-surgery.

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