Mini Tummy Tuck in Charlotte, NC
The lower abdomen is one of the most challenging areas to tone and tighten. If you have tried every exercise in the world and still have excess fat in the lower midsection, Dr. Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba, highly experienced plastic surgeons, invite you to learn more about our mini tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba are highly respected surgeons amongst the men and women of Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A full tummy tuck is the most extensive type of abdominoplasty, but not everyone needs help with the upper section of the abdomen. Mini tummy tucks are a perfect alternative for men and women who only need to improve the area below the belly button.
Benefits of a Mini Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty, in general, can improve your stomach area by removing excess fat and skin. The benefits of a mini tummy tuck compared to a full tummy tuck are:
- Targets the area below the belly button
- Requires less tissue trauma and recovery
- Improves an area that is especially difficult to tone with exercise
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck is someone who:
- Is over 18 years old
- Has realistic expectations of the surgery
- Does not need enhancement above the belly button
- Has adequate underlying muscle structure
- Is near an ideal weight
Women should wait at least one year after childbirth and should plan on having no additional children, as additional pregnancies can impact the results of your procedure.
What Do I Need to Do Before Abdominoplasty?
If a mini tummy tuck appeals to you, we recommend that you schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba. Their patient-centered approach to plastic surgery gives you the confidence you need to make an informed decision.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Mini tummy tuck surgery takes one to two hours.
What to Expect After Abdominoplasty
Although the recovery for a mini tummy tuck is less intensive than a full tummy tuck, you will still need to give your body time to heal. You will need to limit your activities and rest at home. Plan on spending at least one month recuperating, and this may mean staying home from work for a while.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The scar from your mini tummy tuck will extend from one hip bone to the other, following a line that is easily hidden by your bikini bottoms and underwear. If you have had a C-section in the past, Dr. Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba may be able to use the same line for the mini tummy tuck incisions.
When Will I See the Results?
Your abdomen will be wrapped in a compression bandage after the surgery. Once this is removed by Dr. Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba, you will see a noticeable improvement in your lower abdomen. You will have some swelling for the first few months.
How Long Will the Results of Abdominoplasty Last?
By taking good care of your body, the results of a mini tummy tuck can last for many years. Weight gain and loss, pregnancy and aging may still affect your abdomen, though.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost in Charlotte?
A mini tummy tuck is cosmetic in nature, so it is not covered by medical insurance. We provide a cost based on the treatment plan that is developed during your consultation. Payment can be made by cash, check and major credit card. Financing is available through CareCredit®.
Having stubborn fat on your lower abdomen takes away from the hard work you put in to keep your body in excellent shape. HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery offers mini tummy tuck surgery for men and women in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with board-certified Dr. Klein and board-eligible Dr. Andrew Kochuba.