Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S. can help men and women from in and around greater Nashville and Franklin with a mini tummy tuck if you are concerned about the tone and appearance of your lower belly. While you may be a devotee of the gym, engaging in both cardio and strength training alongside a healthy diet, still a flat and toned abdomen eludes you. The factors vary from patient to patient, but weight loss, pregnancy, genetics and other issues can leave you with accumulations of sagging superficial tissues on your stomach.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
For those patients who are primarily concerned with addressing issues related to the tone and appearance of his or her lower belly, a mini tummy tuck, also called a partial abdominoplasty, will tighten and shape a more symmetrical body contour, without sagging flesh in the lower stomach region.
Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck
For those men and women in Nashville and Franklin who have stubborn residual body fat on their lower abdomen that resists all efforts to exercise and diet, then a mini tummy tuck can be an excellent solution to fixing an aesthetic problem that may be affecting your overall quality of life.
Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure Details
Dr. Robbins brings all of his considerable surgical expertise to bear on every procedure. He will work with you to make certain that your mini tummy tuck experience is not only a seamless experience as a patient but also achieves long-term aesthetic benefits that you will be able to sustain alongside a healthy lifestyle. Less invasive than the full tummy tuck, Dr. Robbins will utilize a horizontal incision ideally along a crease in the lower abdomen (usually the scar is well-hidden underneath your clothing) so that any residual skin or fat below the belly button can be removed, followed by a tightening of the lower abdomen. You and Dr. Robbins may also decide beforehand that liposuction on the abdomen and hips in conjunction with a mini tummy tuck will produce the most desired aesthetic results.
Mini Tummy Tuck Consultation
Dr. Robbins will use your personal consultation to learn as much as he can about your goals and wishes for your body, and he will work with you to discuss how those goals can be attained by a mini tuck procedure, perhaps in coordination with liposuction for enhanced results. Once you and Dr. Robbins have established a program of treatment, you will be given a date for surgery and a detailed set of instructions so that you can prepare for surgery with peace of mind.
Mini Tummy Tuck Recovery
A mini tummy tuck will remove excess soft tissue and skin in the lower abdomen to sculpt the contour of those areas of your belly, and the recovery time ranges from 10 days to two weeks. In the initial postoperative days, you will be able to walk around the house Then, within a few weeks, you should be able to resume light work around the house. During the initial recovery days, you may experience some bruising and swelling, in addition to soreness, but this will subside in the weeks subsequent to surgery. While scars will persist after healing, they tend to fade with time and can be artfully concealed by your selection of clothing or swimsuit.
Am I a Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
One of the greatest benefits of a mini tummy tuck is the increase in your confidence from a tighter tummy contour, and how that may inspire you to maintain a fit physique. So often, earnest efforts at physical activity end in disappointment just because physiologically, in certain cases, excess skin and certain fatty deposits just cannot be affected by exercise, and discouragement and abandonment of the exercise routine result. Very often a mini tummy tuck not only addresses the aesthetic issues, but it also spurs on a fresh approach to enjoying a higher quality of life.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?
A mini tummy tuck is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make mini tummy tucks affordable and accessible for everyone, Robbins Plastic Surgery offers financing options via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
Trained at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Chad Robbins of Robbins Plastic Surgery is exceptionally skilled in the most advanced body contouring surgical techniques including mini tummy tucks. For both men and women in and around greater Nashville and Franklin, Dr. Robbins combines compassion, quality of care, and a dedicated focus on helping you maximize your quality of life and elevate your self-image by working with you to achieve your aesthetic goals. To learn more about Robbins Plastic Surgery’s capabilities, or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.