When you’ve worked so hard to lose so much weight and still see loose skin hanging from your lower abdomen, it’s understandable to be a little disheartened. The appearance of sagging in the lower stomach is enough to make you feel self-conscious and lose confidence in yourself and your appearance.

People take pride in how they look. They feel confident when something they wear fits just right, complementing their body and adding onto their overall beauty. Clothes don’t usually fit the way you want them to when you have a stubborn bulge at the base of your stomach.

That bulge can be the side-effect of a number of things. You could develop it due to aging, pregnancy, or genetics. Getting rid of this little extra skin and flab isn’t as easy as we would like it to be. Diet and exercise aren’t always successful or effective when it comes to getting rid of drooping skin and excess body fat.

If this stubborn bulge is keeping you from feeling beautiful, comfortable, and confident in form-fitting clothing and swimwear, you should consider the mini tummy tuck procedure.

The Mini Tummy Tuck

The mini tummy tuck is a surgery that can effectively help you get rid of that lower belly bulge for a slimmer, fitter, more youthful-looking you. As a bonus, it even comes with a short recovery time, meaning that you can get back to your daily life and routines almost in no time at all!

The mini tummy tuck is the modified version of a full abdominoplasty. Just like with a full abdominoplasty, it removes the sagging excess tissue from your stomach, resulting in a firmer, slimmer, and flatter silhouette. It also helps with tightening loose and sagging abdominal muscles.

Unlike the full abdominoplasty, the mini tummy tuck offers a comfortable and short recovery period with only minimal swelling and redness. This is because it involves a smaller incision and less tissue removal.

Good Candidates for This Surgery

If you’re in good overall health, maintain a stable weight, and don’t have too much excess abdominal skin, then you may be a great candidate for this surgery. If your only concern is your protruding lower belly and loose skin, then this may be the procedure for you.

If you have a lot of sagging, stretched muscles, loose skin, and excess fat, you may be better served by a full tummy tuck. This option can address excess tissue on multiple areas of the abdomen, not simply the lower abdomen.

Contact Us for a Mini Tummy Tuck Consultation

It is always best to learn as much about a surgical procedure as possible before deciding on it. Talk to Dr. Edward Miranda, a board-certified plastic surgeon, about any concerns regarding the surgery during a consultation. Ask as many questions as you can and make sure you understand all the details about the surgery. You will also be able to look at before-and-after photos. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for your helpful consultation.