The Mini Tummy Tuck: What You Need To Know
The Mini Tummy Tuck: What You Need To Know
The Gold Coast mini tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure often obtained by patients who have an area of excess skin and fat in the lower abdominal area. Such an excess amount of skin and fat can be caused by multiple factors; this goes from genetics and pregnancy to extreme weight loss. In those cases, patients may turn to tummy tuck surgery to treat the problem.
With a mini tummy tuck, the cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen; this is the area below the patient’s belly button. The result of this procedure is often a flatter belly and a more toned physique.
Of course, the mini tummy tuck is not solely available in the Gold Coast, it is also available at The Dr Lanzer Clinic in other areas of Australia, including QLD and Sydney.
Naturally, there are many things patients want to know about the mini tummy tuck before they come in for their appointment. If you wish to learn more about this procedure, please read the information provided by The Dr Lanzer Clinic below.
Which Patients Can Benefit From The Mini Tummy Tuck?
The mini tuck is a procedure that is most suitable for patients who have a stable and healthy weight. These patients usually have sagging skin or excess skin in the lower abdominal area; this can happen when the skin has been stretched significantly and cannot snap back.
The large majority of patients who have a mini tuck are those who experienced significant weight loss and therefore require contouring as well as excess skin removal.
Please note that the sagging skin must be in the lower abdominal area, otherwise the patient might require a full abdominoplasty, which includes restoring the abdominal muscles and separating the belly button (umbilicus) from the abdominal wall.
We must mention that the mini tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution or a treatment for stretch marks. Even though patients can receive good results from this procedure, the obtained results must be maintained after the procedure too. Therefore, patients are advised to follow a balanced diet and get plenty of exercise once they have recovered from their treatment. For stretch marks, patients can obtain skin treatments from The Dr Lanzer Clinic.
Will The Incisions From The Gold Coast Mini Tummy Tuck Be Visible?
The incision made during a mini tummy tuck will leave a scar after the treatment. Of course, the remaining scar can usually be hidden by swimsuit bottoms of another piece of clothing, since the incision is usually made low on the abdomen. Depending on the technique used by the cosmetic surgeon, most tummy tuck incisions are made along the patient’s bikini line or just above the pubic area. Evidently, sutures should be looked after well during the recovery to prevent complications. In some cases, the surgeon may need to make a bigger incision, this is the case when the surgeon will perform reconstructive surgery on the abdominal muscles (during the full tummy tuck). If you have questions about the differences between techniques and their results, always enquire with your cosmetic surgeon.
Different techniques can be used by the cosmetic surgery during a mini tummy tuck. If you are worried about a remaining scar, always ask your cosmetic surgery which technique he will use during your mini tummy tuck.
Do I Need General Or Local Anaesthetic For A Mini Tummy Tuck?
The mini tummy tuck is a procedure that can be executed under either a local or a general anaesthetic, so both are possible. There are several factors in play when a surgeon decides on the sedation used during the procedure; this can be the overall scope of the procedure, such as the amount of loose skin that needs to be removed, as well as the preferences of the patient. For example, if a substantial amount of abdominal skin must be removed, the procedure can be somewhat more complex.
Some patients feel more comfortable during the procedure when they are unaware of it, so it is not unusual for patients to choose a general anaesthetic. Of course, patients will be informed that a general anaesthetic does carry potential risks compared to local anaesthetic.
The same applies to full tummy tuck procedures. Much like the mini tuck, the full tuck can be done under general or local anaesthetic.
Discover Gold Coast Mini Tummy Tuck Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Gold Coast Mini Tummy Tuck procedures. The other advantage of using this method is that often less skin needs to be lifted and on the upper stomach this means less risk to the blood supply of the skin.
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How Long Does A Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure Take?
A mini tummy tuck can take several hours to perform and is subject to the amount of excess skin and excess fat that must be removed. In some cases, the cosmetic surgery also needs to tighten some of the underlying muscles, which can add more time to the overall procedure. To get a more accurate insight into the duration of your procedure, it is recommended to speak to Dr Lanzer after your initial evaluation.
What Risks Does A Mini Tummy Tuck Have?
Any surgical procedure is accompanied by some degree of risk and patients should be aware of those risks before they obtain their procedure. The risks are always described in the patient’s consent form, which must be signed before their treatment.
Patients can experience common side-effects after their abdominoplasty surgery, this may include bruising, swelling or side-effects associated with general anaesthesia (if the anaesthetist used general anaesthetic was used for the procedure). It is vital that patients refrain from strenuous activity after the mini abdominoplasty, as heavy exercise may cause complications. It is also important to follow the guidelines from the cosmetic surgery clinic during your recovery time, as this will reduce the chances of complications considerably.
During their recovery, patients will also be required to wear a compression garment or support garment, this ensures the body conforms to its new shape and reduces some of the swelling that can occur after the treatment. Compression garments are widely used after cosmetic surgery, this also includes for treatments such as the mummy makeover and the body lift.
While most complications are rare, the mini tummy tuck is accompanied by the following risks: seroma, infection, problems with wound healing, blood clots, skin discoloration, nerve damage, and asymmetrical results. Please note that a full list of possible complications is included in the consent form. We urge patients to read through this list carefully before signing.
Does The Mini Tummy Tuck Require Any Preparation On My Part?
Some patients will be required to stop using their medications. Some medications can influence your procedure or the recovery process. Because of this, it is important to report any medications or supplements you are taken to Dr Lanzer before your procedure.
There are some medications that can have a negative influence on your treatment. Common medications that can cause this include aspirin and aspirin-based medications, anti-inflammatories, and certain herbal supplements. So, even homeopathic remedies you are using should be reported to The Dr Lanzer Clinic. If you are taking certain medications for medical reasons, Dr Lanzer can recommend a suitable alternative.
Finally, as mentioned earlier, make sure your home is prepared for your post-operative care. Make sure you have clean bedding as well as a bed that is easy to get in and out of.
How Can I Make An Appointment For A Mini Tummy Tuck?
To make an appointment for a mini tummy tuck, patients can contact our clinic via telephone. Our friendly receptionists will be more than happy to book an appointment for you. Alternatively, you can also enter your information on our online enquiry form. You can visit The Dr Lanzer Clinic in various areas of Australia, including Brisbane and The Gold Coast. Please refer to our contact page to find a location near you.
In addition to the tummy tuck, the Dr Lanzer Clinic also specialises in other cosmetic procedures, including breast implants, breast augmentation, and breast reduction.
During your initial appointment, you can also get more information about mini tummy tuck cost. This includes if your procedure could be covered by health insurance or medicare, which in turn could make hospital fees and other variables more affordable in your overall estimate.
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Before you have an abdominoplasty procedure, or any procedure in the abdominal region, it can be a good idea to seek a second opinion. Not only does this support the idea that you are a good candidate for the procedure, it also enables you to enquire about the procedure and its cost as a whole. At The Dr Lanzer Clinic, new patients can benefit from a free initial consultation to seek advice.