Get a Leaner Midsection With a Mini Tummy Tuck!

If you are a woman who has recently experienced pregnancy or significant weight loss, you likely have excess belly skin. Though diet and exercise go a long way to promote overall wellness and health, eating right and working out rarely help address sagging skin.

That’s why Dr. Sajjadian offers abdominoplasty as a practical solution to this aesthetic problem. By design, this surgery improves abdominal contours and eliminates loose skin.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A traditional abdominoplasty reinforces the abdominal wall and removes any excess fat and skin. In addition, it enhances body outlines, especially for women who have experienced childbirth or significant weight loss. Many women choose to include this procedure in their mommy makeover, combined with breast augmentation, a breast lift, or breast reduction.

However, not all women require the extensive surgery a traditional tummy tuck entails. You might be a good candidate for achieving your cosmetic goals with a partial abdominoplasty or a mini tummy tuck.

What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Partial abdominoplasty is a less extensive and less invasive surgery to help flatten the lower abdomen. In addition, it helps tighten abdominal muscles and reduce excess fat tissue. Women who struggle with a post-pregnancy sagging tummy after having a child or losing significant weight find multiple benefits with a mini tummy tuck, including the following.

Small Incisions

These tiny incisions are necessary to remove excess abdominal fat. In addition, they remove sagging skin by toning the muscles. The incision sizes necessary for a mini tummy tuck are smaller than those required to complete a full tummy tuck. The target area for surgery is below the navel. It causes a small, short scar that easily hides under your clothes and will fade with time.

Shorter Surgery Time

A mini tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. It takes from one to two hours, almost half the time of a traditional abdominoplasty.

Briefer Recovery

There are fewer corrections with a mini tummy tuck compared to a full abdominoplasty, with recovery lasting about two to three weeks.

Less Restriction on Body Movement After Surgery

A mini tummy tuck focuses solely on the area below your navel, rather than the entire abdomen. As a result, the side effects and activity restrictions are minor, compared to a traditional tummy tuck. You can resume moderate activities soon after surgery. Within two or three weeks, you should be well on your way to a full recovery.

Navel Left Untouched

The mini tummy tuck happens entirely below the navel, in the lower abdomen only. If you have minor skin laxity and unwanted fat that does not affect the upper abdomen, there is no need for Dr. Sajjadian to reconstruct your belly button, as he would when performing a full tummy tuck operation.

No Complications With Pregnancy

Many women wonder if they can still have children after a tummy tuck surgery. The good news is that this operation will not impact your ability to become pregnant or carry a child to term. However, if you get pregnant after getting a tummy tuck, be aware that it will cause your skin to stretch and sag again, reversing some or all your results.

Cost-Effective Treatment

You might assume all cosmetic surgeries are expensive. However, you’ll be happy to know that a partial abdominoplasty is exceptionally affordable compared to a traditional tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck allows you to save time and money.

Replace C-Section Scar

Every year, thousands of women deliver their babies via cesarean section. This procedure can leave you with an unappealing, challenging-to-hide scar or skin that hangs unattractively around it. The mini tummy tuck is an excellent cosmetic procedure to replace the C-section scar with a less significant one.

Get a Flat, Toned Tummy

Post-pregnancy and significant weight loss may lead to a sagging lower abdomen. Often, exercise and diet do little to resolve the problem. The operation can tighten your abdominal muscles, resulting in a toned appearance. It may also relieve lower back pain caused by weak abdominal muscles. The reinforced muscles help support the spine so you can stand without pain.

before right side view mini tummy tuck
after right side view mini tummy tuck

Potential Reduced Stress Urinary Incontinence

Natural childbirth can cause women to develop incontinence, which is a bladder control disorder that leads to leakage. For example, when you sneeze, laugh, or cough, you may experience urine leakage due to the pressure on your bladder. The mini tummy tuck obstructs the bladder near the pelvic area, which can minimize the severity and frequency of incontinence.

Correct Ventral Hernia

Ventral hernia is a condition where the intestine or abdominal tissues penetrate the abdominal wall, leading to an uncomfortable bulge. A hernia can result from an appendectomy, C-section, or rapid weight loss. In addition, you can experience excess pressure on your abdominal walls, against the skin. After hernia surgery, the lower abdomen muscles sag. You can combine it with a mini tummy tuck to treat excess skin and fat. It is a safe, practical, and cost-effective approach.

Improves Self-Confidence and Manages Weight

After losing a dramatic amount of weight, your skin can sag. Even if you’ve achieved your goal weight, this laxity can make you embarrassed to show off your results. If you opt for a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Sajjadian will remove excess skin and fat from your lower abdomen, giving your leaner body a taut, toned, and more attractive appearance.

Why Choose Dr. Sajjadian?

Dr. Sajjadian has earned a reputation for superior surgical skills and compassion for his patients. Moreover, he understands the importance of helping women achieve a beautiful figure to boost their self-esteem. Therefore, he artistically changes body contours to achieve natural-looking results.

“Dr. Sajjadian is my favorite doctor because my experience as his patient has been life changing. He is not only knowledgeable of his profession, but very courteous and kind. From the first moment I met him and talked to him about having a tummy tuck and then having him do the procedure, he has been there to reassure me and explain what to expect and how to proceed with my recovery. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering plastic surgery. I am very pleased with the results.”

– Carmen (patient)

Dr. Sajjadian would love to help you choose the procedure to help you reach your cosmetic goals. Contact our Newport Beach, CA, surgical center at (949)-515-0550, or contact us today