Mini Tummy Tuck

General Information

A mini tummy tuck is very similar to a regular tummy tuck, but it removes less excess fat and skin and the incision is usually much smaller.

The Procedure

A mini tummy tuck takes Dr. John Ayala approximately 2-3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. You should be able to go home the same day as the procedure. The surgery is usually combined with liposuction of the love handles, upper abdomen, and thighs.

Recovery: What to Expect

Recovery from a mini tummy tuck takes anywhere from two weeks to two months. Most patients return to work within two to three weeks, but strenuous activity should be limited for at least four to six weeks.