I need to lose 15-20 lbs. to be at my target weight. Should I wait to have my mini tummy tuck?
Any elective operation is both safer and more effective the closer one is to their ideal weight.
How big will my scar be?
The scar for a mini tummy tuck varies in its extent between hip bones, but shorter than the scar of a standard tummy tuck. This will be determined at your consultation. The scar will be placed low, just at the top of the pubic hairline.
I would like to have another baby someday. Will that ruin my mini tummy tuck results?
There is a possibility that pregnancy can re-create excess skin and cause loosening of the muscles.Unfortunately, this is an unpredictable occurrence.
I have “love handles”. Will a mini tummy tuck remove those?
A mini tummy tuck procedure does not affect the “love handle” area. However, there are other procedures that can be recommended for treatment, for example: liposuction or extended tummy tuck.
Will I need to take narcotics for the pain after this cosmetic procedure?
A mini tummy tuck typically is less painful than standard tummy tuck. The one variable which really sets the pain level is wall tightening. If significant muscle tightening is done, a few days of narcotics can be helpful.
How soon will I be able to bathe or take a shower following my mini tummy tuck surgery?
Showering is fine the day after surgery.