Mini Tummy Tuck FAQ's Carmel
Question: I need to lose 15-20 lbs. to be at my target weight. Should I wait to have my mini tummy tuck?
Answer: Any elective operation is both safer and more effective the closer one is to their ideal weight.
Question: How big will my scar be?
Answer: 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.
Question: I would like to have another baby someday. Will that ruin my mini tummy tuck results?
Answer: There is a possibility that pregnancy can re-create excess skin and cause loosening of the muscles.Unfortunately, this is an unpredictable occurrence.
Question: I have “love handles”. Will a mini tummy tuck remove those?
Answer: 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.
Question: Will I need to take narcotics for the pain after this cosmetic procedure?
Answer: 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.
Question: How soon will I be able to bathe or take a shower following my mini tummy tuck surgery?
Answer: Showering is fine the day after surgery.