Mini Tummy Tuck in Dallas, TX
Despite diet and exercise, stretching from pregnancy or weight loss can cause your skin to lose elasticity that cannot be restored. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D., who performs mini tummy tuck procedures for Plano and Frisco area residents, including Dallas, TX, who want to regain a firm and toned stomach.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
For many people, the stomach can be one of the most difficult areas of the body to target, making mini tummy tucks one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for the body. The mini abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck is performed on those patients with mild to moderate tummy contour changes, relatively little excess skin and little weakness of the abdominal wall. In the mini abdominoplasty, the navel incision is avoided. Liposuction may also be performed during mini-abdominoplasty surgery to smooth and sculpt your contour.
The Best Candidates for A Mini Tummy Tuck
If you have excess skin or fat—usually between the belly button and pubic bone—as opposed to greater excess skin or fat found in a broader area, then a mini tummy tuck may be right for you. The overall result will be a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. Dr. Wallace can help you regain a tightened, more toned looking tummy by removing excess skin and fat from your abdomen.
Planning Your Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery
A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia, although you rarely are required to stay overnight. You will notice an immediate reduction in the amount of skin and excess fat around your abdomen. As you heal, your stomach will appear tighter and more toned.
Preparing for Your Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery
During your private complimentary consultation, Dr. Wallace will answer all your questions and concerns in detail so that you feel comfortable with your mini tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Wallace will work very closely with you to create a surgical plan to meet your aesthetic goals. He will also make sure that you understand and feel comfortable with what to expect before, during and after your surgery. Call us now to set up your consultation.
The Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
The mini tummy tuck procedure focuses on one part of your abdomen and requires a smaller scar than the full tummy tuck. Surgery may take anywhere from one to three hours. You will receive general anesthesia or intravenous “twilight” sedation. You can usually go home on the same day and will be able to function with minimal assistance. You will have drainage tubes in place in order to remove any excess fluid that your body produces, which is entirely normal and the tubes will be removed over one to two weeks.
How Much Does A Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. We also provide financing options via Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
After Your Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery
Your final results will start to emerge gradually. They may, however, be initially hidden by swelling and an inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete. Your new slimmer profile should begin to be visible within a week or two following surgery. It might take several weeks or even months to appreciate the final results.
Getting Back to Normal Following Your Mini Tummy Tuck
Recovery will take several weeks as your body adjusts and recuperates from the procedure. Dr. Wallace will give you medication to reduce any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. Swelling should begin to disappear in a matter of weeks and resolve completely in a few months. You will have to restrict exercise and other activity as advised by Dr. Wallace while your results take hold.
If you live in Plano, Frisco or anywhere in Dallas, TX, and are considering a mini tummy tuck procedure, then Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D. could be the right facility for you. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wallace today for a complimentary consultation!