Dr. Kevin Sadati prides himself on his ability to customize his surgical procedures in order to fit the needs of his patients. He recognizes that many Orange County residents might benefit from an abdominoplasty procedure, more commonly known as the tummy tuck. However, not all patients require this extensive, full-scale procedure in order to get the results they desire. Dr. Kevin Sadati is proud to offer the mini tummy tuck procedure at his Newport Beach practice as many patients benefit from this unique cosmetic surgery option.
What is the Mini Tummy Tuck?
The mini tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is designed to remove a minimal amount of fat and excess skin from the abdominal region of the patient. Ultimately, this surgery allows a person to look trimmer and can leave them with a more defined abdominal region. Ideal candidates for this procedure have excess skin and fat in the region below their belly button. This is the perfect procedure for moms who want to get their body back after having children.
How Does This Procedure Differ From the Traditional Tummy Tuck?
The mini tummy tuck is simply a scaled down version of the original, more extensive procedure. During this operation, Dr. Kevin Sadati focuses primarily on the region below the belly button. The navel is not relocated during this procedure, whereas it is relocated during the traditional abdominoplasty. The incision is made below the bikini line, so it is not visible to the average person. This procedure does not take long to complete, and most patients find that they are in the operating room for about 90 minutes. The mini tummy tuck can be combined with the liposuction procedure in order to maximize results.
What is the Mini Tummy Tuck Recovery Period Like?
A compression garment is used to help support the region that was operated on, and many patients are able to manage their pain with over-the-counter medications. Dr. Kevin Sadati notes that most people can return to work within several days, but full recovery can take up to a month.
A patient who is slightly overweight or has a moderate amount of excess fat in their abdominal region may want to look thinner and more defined in this region. However, a traditional tummy tuck may be more surgery than is necessary, and forces the patient to undergo more pain and recovery than they truly need to. The mini tummy tuck is the perfect compromise for patients who require minimal work but still want to see improved cosmetic results. To find out more information about the mini tummy tuck and to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure, set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati today.