Dr. Warren J. Katz offers the mini tummy tuck procedure for those seeking to attain a trim, toned midsection. Dr. Katz utilizes his extensive knowledge of anatomy to perform delicate surgery on the abdominal region and help patients attain the flat tummy they desire. After receiving a mini-tummy tuck in Dallas with Dr. Katz, patients will gain new confidence in their appearance and body.
About the Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
A mini tummy tuck, also known as mini abdominoplasty, is a procedure designed to improve the contour of the abdomen by removing excess fat and loose, stretched-out skin in the lower abdominal area. A mini tummy tuck is best suited for women who don’t have stretch marks or saggy skin, but desire to remove a small pouch below the belly button.
During the procedure, Dr. Katz performs liposuction just above the pubis and removes excess skin therefore tightening and flattening that area . Dr. Katz also performs liposuction in conjunction with a mini tummy tuck in order to remove excess fat around the abdomen for ideal results.
After the Procedure
Mini tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Katz typically takes between one and three hours and is performed on an outpatient basis with IV Sedation. Following the procedure, the mini tummy tuck patient is required to wear a compression garment for up to two weeks. Patients are able to return to work and regular activities within a week of the procedure. However, Dr. Katz recommends that his mini tummy tuck patients restrict physical activity for a little over a month in order to ensure that no complications arise. Some discomfort and swelling is expected during the recovery period.
Dr. Katz will meet with the patient throughout the recovery period to make sure that he or she is responding well to the treatment and that recovery is going smoothly. Patients should be able to notice results once swelling has subsided.
Tummy Tuck FAQs
How Much Does Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?
Due to the fact that a mini tummy tuck is not quite as extensive as a full abdominoplasty procedure, the cost will be slightly lower. The estimated cost typically falls between $5,500 and $6,500, which includes preoperative consultations, the anesthesia fee, the surgeon’s fee, hospital fees, and all necessary follow-up procedures. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Katz for a personalized estimate.
How Does It Differ from Traditional Full Tummy Tuck?
A full tummy tuck consists of removing the excess fat and skin from the belly button to the pubic bone before tightening the abdominal muscles above and below the navel. For a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Katz focuses on the lower abdomen by removing the skin and fat from the belly button to the pubic bone without making an incision around the belly button or tightening the upper abdominal muscles.
Can I have More Children after Having a Mini Tummy Tuck?
While you are still able to get pregnant after a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Katz generally advises that his patients wait until they are done bearing children before undergoing the procedure. If a patient chooses to have the procedure before pregnancy, they may end up permanently stretching out the previously tightened stomach tissues.
Is There Much Discomfort with the Surgery?
Since a mini tummy tuck does not involve the same amount of muscle tightening as a full abdominoplasty, patients usually experience less pain after the surgery. However, as with all significant surgical procedures, patients should expect to experience discomfort and swelling following the mini abdominoplasty. The recovery process generally takes between two and three weeks, with a compression garment required to hold everything in place while the body heals.
Mini Tummy Tuck with Dr. Warren J. Katz
Dr. Katz is recognized as an immensely skilled Dallas tummy tuck surgeon. He has more than 30 years of experience performing the mini abdominoplasty procedure at his modern cosmetic surgery office. Drawing upon years of experience and training, Dr. Katz is able to deliver high-quality results to patients seeking to obtain a more contoured body. If you are interested in undergoing the mini tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Katz, please request an online consultation or call our office at (972) 239-7005.