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If you have tried to lose the excess skin near your pubic bone, you know there is no amount of exercise that makes it go away. Working out is great for your health, fat loss and physical fitness, but loose, sagging skin can only be improved with surgery. The mini tummy tuck, also known as a mini abdominoplasty or partial abdominoplasty, removes excess abdominal skin and fat below the navel. The mini tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure available in Dallas with the expert plastic surgeon at Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.

Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) treats the upper and lower portions of the abdomen, including repositioning your belly button. This may be the right option for patients with loose muscle, muscle separation and excess skin along the entire abdominal wall. It requires a significant incision and longer recovery time than the mini tuck.

The mini tummy tuck (mini abdominoplasty) removes the excess fat and skin between the navel and pubic area. It can also correct c-section scars that have resulted in a skin fold. The incision is much smaller than with a traditional tummy tuck. Small muscle separations may be repaired and excess skin below the navel is removed. Working in a smaller area and using a smaller incision result in less recovery time than a full tummy tuck.

Who Is a Mini Abdominoplasty Candidate?

Ideal candidates will not have significant amounts of loose skin, muscle separation or damage above the belly button and will be at a stable, healthy weight. Addressing only the lower half of the abdomen when a full tummy tuck is needed will produce uneven results, create new functional and cosmetic concerns and not provide the aesthetic results you are seeking. Although it is not a substitute for traditional abdominoplasty, the mini tummy tuck is an excellent choice when you require a small amount of contouring to achieve the flat, smooth stomach you have always wanted.

Dr. Azouz is fellowship trained, board certified and one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in Texas. He welcomes patients from around the country and the world to meet with him for a consultation on achieving their aesthetic goals. To find out more about the mini tummy tuck in the Dallas, TX, area, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today.

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