What is a mini tummy tuck?

Patients who present with good abdominal tone and only moderate fat excess in the lower abdomen only, do not usually need a full tummy tuck as the abdominal muscles do not require repair.

A mini tummy tuck is less extensive than the full tummy tuck as the upper abdomen and abdominal muscles are not operated on and the belly button does not need repositioning.

Recovery periods and the scar are much shorter than for the full tummy tuck, but note that this procedure is not an option for most patients.