If you are self-conscious about a rounded or sagging lower belly, and diet and exercise simply aren’t helping, you may benefit from a mini tummy tuck. This is a modified version of the abdominoplasty in which board-certified Raleigh plastic surgeon, Dr. Ortiz, eliminates excess skin and fat from the area below the belly button to create a flatter, firmer midsection.
While a full tummy tuck takes care of the excess fat and skin around the entire abdomen, a mini tummy tuck only focuses on the lower abdomen, below the belly button. Often caused by pregnancy or weight loss, a sagging or "pooching" lower belly makes many women feel self conscious or uncomfortable.
Fortunately, with a small incision, similar to a c-section incision, Dr. Ortiz can repair and restore the lower abdominal muscles and remove excess skin. The procedure itself is generally brief - only lasting around two to three hours, and there is only a single, horizontal scar that is generally hidden under a bathing suit or undergarments.
Assuming the patient does not experience significant changes in weight moving forward, a mini tummy tuck can provide near permanent results. It's important to note that a mini tummy tuck does not remove or heal stretch marks, and we generally only recommend this for women who do not plan on having children following the procedure.
With over two decades dedicated to helping his patients experience the confidence and joy of having the body they dream of, Dr. Ortiz can help you achieve a flat, firmer stomach with a mini tummy tuck. He will work with you to make sure you know exactly what to expect and that you're comfortable with the procedure from the initial consultation to your final appointment. Reach out to our North Raleigh plastic surgery for a consultation by calling us at 919-532-2270 or simply fill out the contact form below.