In a mini-abdominoplasty, the incision is generally placed lower and inside the hip bones. The amount of tissue removed is minimal and does not involve the belly button. The stomach muscles are not tightened. This approach is ideal for thin patients whose main issue is extra skin and stretch marks. 

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Procedures: Mini Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty with Liposuction Flanks

In a mini-abdominoplasty, the incision is generally placed lower and inside the hip bones. The amount of tissue removed is minimal and does not involve the belly button. The stomach muscles are not tightened. This approach is ideal for thin patients whose main issue is extra skin and stretch marks. 
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EXPECTATIONS

LENGTH

2 - 3 hours

ANESTHESIA

General

IN/OUTPATIENT

Inpatient or outpatient (depending on extent of procedure)

SIDE EFFECTS

Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain

RISKS

Pain, bleeding, infection, fluid collections, healing problems, and blood clots

RECOVERY

Back to work: 1 - 2 weeks
More strenuous activity: 4 - 6 weeks

FINAL APPEARANCE

3 months

DURATION OF RESULTS

Permanent