Mini tummy tuck in Atlanta or Marietta is also known as mini tuck, mini-abdominoplasty, or partial abdominoplasty.
It is an outpatient procedure for people who have smaller amounts of excess skin and fat in the lower tummy area. Most people who need mini tucks do not need much muscle tightening as performed during a full tummy tuck. It is also sometimes called “scarless tummy tuck” because there is no scars around the navel. The scar is placed in the bikini area. The navel is not usually cut or moved during mini tummy tuck. Tummy liposuction with SmartLipo can be usually be combined with mini tummy tuck. Mini Tuck is most often performed in our office without the need for general anesthesia. Dr. Okoro specializes on body sculpting and contouring.
WHO ARE CANDIDATE FOR MINI TUCK?
You are a good candidate for mini tummy tuck in Atlanta, if you
- Have a stable weight
- Do not smoke (or plan to quit)
- Do not have medical conditions that prohibit safe surgery and normal wound healing
- Have realistic expectations
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck procedure is to schedule a confidential appointment with Dr. Okoro. During your consultation, he will review your health history and perform an examination to determine if a mini tuck is best for you.
HOW IS PERFORMED?
Mini tuck is usually performed with local anesthesia and a mild relaxing medicine or it could be performed under general anesthesia. Most of the time, mini tuck is performed in the office as an awake procedure with local anesthesia, oral medication for relaxation after our 5 step liposculpting procedure. During a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Okoro will use a special liposuction technique to remove the excess fat and remove excess skin. If necessary he tightens the abdominal muscles from the navel to the pubic area. The length of the scar is usually much smaller than the scar from a full traditional tummy tuck. However, the length of the scar depends on the amount of skin to be removed.
HOW ABOUT RECOVERY?
The recovery from a mini tuck is much shorter than from a full tummy tuck. Most of our patients are able to return to work within a week.
HOW ABOUT DRAINS?
Dr. Okoro does not usually use drains after a mini tummy tuck.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost of mini tummy tuck varies based on the extent of your surgery and the cost of any additional surgery. The average cost in Atlanta is about $4999. To make surgery affordable for you, we offer our patient financing plans. The cost may include the following:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Hospital or surgical facility costs
- Anesthesia fees
- Medication and lab test
- Post-surgery garments
Most health insurance plans will not cover mini tummy tuck surgery, related complications, or another surgery to revise the appearance of your body.
YOUR SATISFACTION INVOLVES MORE THAN A FEE
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery. Dr. Okoro takes his time to understand your goals and desire for the best long-term outcome. Your safety and satisfaction are very important to him.
For more information about mini tummy tuck surgery or to schedule a confidential consultation at our plastic surgery practice, please call us or email us today!
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