How Long Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Take?
The duration of a procedure always varies from patient to patient, since every patient is unique. Since patients can experience a variable duration for their procedure, the Dr Lanzer Clinic is uncomfortable posting exact time estimates. However, Dr Lanzer will explain the procedure in more detail when you visit the clinic for your appointment.
Overall, the duration of the procedure depends on how much sagging skin and excess fat needs to be removed. During your initial consultation, you should have a better idea of the scope of your procedure and its overall duration.
What Is the Recovery Time After a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Most patients can resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure, but a mini tummy tuck is a surgical treatment that does require recovery time. To ensure your body heals properly, the Dr Lanzer Clinic recommends following the guidelines provided by our clinic closely but also recommends taking sufficient time off work as to not rush the patient’s recovery.
During your recovery, you will be wearing a compression garment, provided by your clinic. A compression garment reduces some of the bruising and swelling you can encounter during your downtime. It also helps your waistline and upper abdomen conform to its new shape.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?
Like all cosmetic procedures, the exact cost of a mini tuck can only be determined after a consultation with cosmetic surgery. Before an estimate can be provided, the surgeon must consider the complexity of the procedure, the amount of fat to be removed, as well as other factors that may influence the price of your procedure.
At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, patients can use a free, no-obligation appointment. During this appointment, they can learn more about the procedure, but also receive a cost estimate for their treatment. You can also ask about a possible Medicare rebate or private health insurance coverage. After the appointment, patients can determine if the mini tummy tuck is the right treatment for them or not.
What do the Results Look Like?
You may find looking at the photographs on this website of benefit or watching one of the informative videos such as those that were produced for the Healthy Me TV internet station.
Dr Lanzer and his associates always stress that it is important to have realistic expectations about a procedure, even a minimally invasive procedure. For that reason, patients can find before and after photographs on the website, as well as additional information on the procedure itself.