Mini Tummy Tuck in Charlotte

Are you looking for a way to improve your waistline contour? Have you been reading about a tummy tuck but are not sure you can afford the time off work you will need for recovery? Do not give up until you find out more about a mini tummy tuck in Charlotte. A regular, full tummy tuck is not the right surgery for everyone and a mini tummy tuck can still make substantial changes.

Whether it is due to significant weight loss or the stretched-out tummy from pregnancy, you may find yourself having sagging, excess skin. Even your best efforts with diet and exercise may not have given you the body contours you long for.  With his many years of experience and finely honed skills, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim can make the finishing touches to give you the waistline you desire.

What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Instead of working on the entire abdominal wall, a mini tummy tuck focuses on your lower abdomen, the area beneath your waistline. For many people, especially women, this is one of the hardest places to lose fat and tighten up. Because a mini tummy tuck is less extensive than a full tummy tuck, you don’t have to worry about an extended recovery.

Our Charlotte mini tummy tuck is a quicker surgery, usually taking about one hour to perform. Even though this surgery is not as involved as a tummy tuck, we still suggest having it done under general anesthesia. You will be able to go home within a few hours of your surgery being complete.

Incisions from your mini tummy tuck are placed very low on your abdominal wall and a bikini bottom will easily hide the scars. Liposuction is routinely used to remove stubborn, lower abdominal wall fat deposits, and a small amount of muscle tightening can be done, followed by the removal of any excess skin. A mini tummy tuck is considered a safe procedure with a low complication rate.

Candidates for Mini Tummy Tucks

Any candidate for plastic surgery—including a mini tummy tuck procedure in Charlotte—should be healthy, with any health problems in control. Surgery places stress on your body, and we do not want anyone to experience complications due to an unrelated health issue. If you are a smoker, you also need to quit smoking, as the toxins in tobacco will hinder wound healing.

We ask that you have completed childbearing since carrying a pregnancy after a mini tummy tuck will stretch your abdominal wall back out. If you were to conceive after a tummy tuck, you would be entirely safe to carry the pregnancy, but you would probably want some touch-up surgery afterward.

It is also important that you are near your desired weight. Try to lose all the weight you plan on losing before having surgery and a tummy tuck of any size should never be used for weight loss. If you lose considerable weight after a mini tummy tuck, you may want a revision surgery later.

After Your Procedure

Recovery time after a mini tummy tuck is much less than with a regular tummy tuck. Most of our Charlotte patients only require about two weeks before they feel ready to return to work and their regular activities. If you have a physically demanding job, you may want to take a little longer than two weeks off, but if you work a desk job, you might feel ready to return to work sooner.

As your body heals completely, the results of your mini tummy tuck can take a little time to fully show. Swelling and bruising can easily take a full month to disappear completely, and you may wear a compression garment or abdominal binder to help your body adjust to its new contour.

While the fat cells removed during a tummy tuck cannot grow back, your results will not stay at their best if you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating right and getting a good amount of exercise is important.

Book Your Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure in Charlotte Today

While you can do a lot to improve your body contours through weight loss, it is not always possible to eat right and exercise your way to the body contours you desire. Dr. Ditesheim can help complete your body transformation with carefully performed plastic surgery procedures. Make an appointment to discuss your options and learn more about our mini tummy tuck in Charlotte.

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