In Omaha, a mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure for people who have a small to moderate amount of excess skin and fat in the lower part of the abdomen. It is ideal for men and women who don’t require a full tummy tuck but are unhappy with the appearance of the area below the belly button. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have helped many patients to have slimmer, flatter abdomens through this procedure.
Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation to discuss the benefits of a Partial Abdominoplasty with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Aesthetic Surgical Images.
- Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Partial Abdominoplasty?
- Understanding the Mini Tummy Tuck
- Your Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
- The Recovery from Partial Abdominoplasty
- Enjoying Your Partial Abdominoplasty Results
- What is included in the Cost of a Partial Abdominoplasty?
- Frequently Asked Questions about Mini Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck: Full vs. Mini
Tummy Tuck: A Step-by-Step Look
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Partial Abdominoplasty?
If you’re looking to improve the appearance and shape of the lower abdominal area, a Partial Abdominoplasty may be the right choice for you. However, if you have stretch marks, excess skin, or fat above the belly button, a full tummy tuck may be a better fit. The ideal candidate for this procedure is in good overall health, maintains a stable and healthy weight, and wants a more toned and flat stomach below the navel. It’s important to have realistic expectations for the outcome and our board-certified surgeon will discuss this with you during your initial consultation.
Understanding the Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck in Omaha is a good option for people with laxity and bulging that does not extend above the belly button. Bulging in this area is commonly caused by the accumulation of fatty tissue and weakened lower stomach muscles due to weight fluctuation or pregnancy.
In your consultation, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will take the time to understand your goals, answer your questions, and help you visualize realistic results using our state-of-the-art computer imaging system. We may even discover that you are an excellent candidate to have liposuction performed at the same time to shape and sculpt your abdominal profile.
Your Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
A Partial Abdominoplasty is less invasive than a full tummy tuck and is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. While a full tummy tuck involves an incision around the navel and across the lower abdomen, a Partial Abdominoplasty leaves the navel intact and requires a smaller incision. During the tummy tuck procedure, the abdominal wall is tightened and loose skin and fat are removed.
In the days following surgery, you may experience some discomfort, but most of our patients tell us it’s easily managed with over-the-counter pain medicine. Learn more about Partial Abdominoplasty by reading our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
The Recovery from Partial Abdominoplasty
The recouping period for a mini abdominoplasty is less than that of a traditional tummy tuck. It should take somewhere in the range of 7 to 10 days for complete recuperation, which incorporates abstaining from activities like lifting or practicing any sport. You can anticipate some level of swelling, discoloration, and uneasiness during this time, yet these can be controlled with drugs recommended by the doctor. You should keep wearing your compressive garments since this can help moderate the swelling, and assist the skin with conforming to the new curves.2
Once drains have been placed at the incision spot, we’ll give you instructions on how to manage them prior to removal at a follow-up meeting. There will probably be scarring, but we’ll give you top-notch products to apply during your recovery to decrease them. The Partial Abdominoplasty scars oftentimes can be veiled within a waistline. For the most part, two weeks post-surgery, patients can resume work and physical activities.
Enjoying Your Partial Abdominoplasty Results
You will start enjoying a flatter, firmer abdomen once the swelling has subsided – typically within 1-2 weeks. It is a truly rewarding experience to see the boost in self-confidence our patients feel when they reclaim a slimmer, shapelier belly. See the difference a Partial Abdominoplasty can make when you visit our before & after photo gallery.
What is included in the Cost of a Partial Abdominoplasty?
During your initial consultation with a surgeon, it’s important to get a clear understanding of the specifics of your procedure. This is the ideal time to ask for a detailed cost estimate that includes the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia costs, facility fees, any necessary lab work or medical tests, and any follow-up appointments. Additionally, inquire about any additional expenses such as prescription medications or recovery supplies like compression garments. Make sure to have all these costs included in your budget. It is also a good idea to check our guide for choosing the right surgeon for you and make sure you ask all the important questions during your consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mini Tummy Tuck
If you live in the state of Nebraska, Aesthetic Surgical Images offers Mini Tummy Tuck among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
“From the first consultation through my most recent follow up visits, Dr. Edney and his staff have been very professional and great to work with! The lipo was a late addition to the procedures and I’m very happy with all of my results! My stomach looks great, lipo is wonderful and my neck work is excellent!”5 Stars
Taking the next step
To learn more about partial abdominoplasty in Omaha. Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Aesthetic Surgical Images online or call (402) 390-0100 or (800) 331-5001. You can rest assured that you are being taken care of by board-certified plastic surgeons known for their skill, integrity, and compassion.
Why Choose Aesthetic Surgical Images
- For almost 20 years, Aesthetic Surgical Images in Omaha has earned a reputation as one of the top plastic surgery practices in the Midwest.
- Dr. Edney completed his 5-year residency in general surgery at Creighton University and subsequently received his board certification in general surgery.
- Dr. Marie Montag has been in practice since 1997 and is a Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Dr. Bruneteau completed a fellowship in microvascular surgery at the University of California and a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston; also, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
- Dr. Biggerstaff completed his plastic surgery training at the University of California, Irvine; also, he is Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.