Mini Tummy Tuck in Atlanta, GA
The abdominal area of the body is a common concern for men and women in and around Cumming, Atlanta and Forsyth, County Georgia. In many cases, individuals exercise and eat properly, but still fail to achieve a sculpted, flat tummy. While tummy tuck surgery can help you achieve a flatter midsection, you may only need a mini tummy tuck by Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Cristen Catignani, or Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, a double board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon.
Procedure for the Lower Abdomen
Dr. Christopher Killingsworth was selected by the residents in and around Atlanta as the 2015 Best Cosmetic Surgeon for the Best of Forsyth Reader’s Choice Awards. The men and women in and around Atlanta chose Dr. Killingsworth and his partner surgeon, Dr. Cristen Catignani, because they place a high priority on the trust of their patients. For people who are interested in tummy tuck surgery, this means that Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani recommend only the necessary procedures that will achieve the best results, including mini tummy tucks.
A mini tummy tuck is appropriate for men and women who need cosmetic improvement to only the lower area of the abdomen that is just below the belly button. The surgery removes excess skin and fat but does not tighten the underlying muscles.
Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck
Mini tummy tuck surgery will:
- Remove excess fat and skin from the lower abdominal area
- Allow for shorter recovery times when compared to full tummy tuck surgery
- Even out the contours of the midsection
A mini tummy tuck does not require that the navel be repositioned.
Evaluation for a Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is only recommended for patients who are within their ideal weight and have stubborn fat in the lower abdomen. Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani examine the location of your extra fat on your abdomen and the sides of your waist. They describe how a mini tummy tuck will improve your midsection and the surgical steps that they will use during the procedure. You should be within your ideal weight and follow a proper diet and exercise routine to be considered for a mini tummy tuck.
The Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
General anesthesia is used for most mini tummy tucks, but local anesthesia may be adequate for your individual mini tummy tuck surgery. You should expect the surgery to last approximately 90 minutes. Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani makes a small incision just below your navel. They then remove any fat from the area and pulls the skin tight. Sutures are used to close the incision, and your abdomen is wrapped in a compression bandage to hold the soft tissues in place.
After your mini tummy tuck, you will experience discomfort, swelling and tenderness in your lower abdominal area. The severity of these symptoms is different for each patient and should last no longer than three days. Constipation is also common after a mini tummy tuck. You will need to rest for the first two weeks, after which you can resume some light activities. The healing process can take several months, so you should be patient with your body and get plenty of rest. The results of a mini tummy tuck are permanent, but you are at risk for developing new fat in the area, so we recommend that you continue to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
Atlanta Mini Tummy Tuck Cost and Financing Options
The cost of mini tummy tuck surgery is different for each patient. After your consultation, we are able to give you an exact cost of your mini tummy tuck. Atlanta Aesthetics accepts payment by cash, personal check, credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Mini tummy tuck surgery by double-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, or Atlanta palstic surgeon, Dr. Cristen Catignani, targets stubborn fat and loose skin in the lower abdomen. If you live in or around Cumming, Atlanta and Forsyth County and are interested in mini tummy tuck surgery, contact Atlanta Aesthetics to schedule a consultation at our Cumming or Johns Creek location.