Losing weight can happen in stages. There are diet plans as well as exercise routines to achieve the desired weight, but targeted weight loss can be made simpler if there is a suitable cosmetic procedure to back it up.

A tummy tuck procedure is one of the most effective surgeries for sculpting the abdomen. It is ideal for men and women who have lost a lot of weight, but struggle with losing the stubborn fat in the abdominal region. It is also known to have a very high success rate.

The Partial Tummy Tuck Procedure – How is it Different From the Conventional Tummy Tuck

The partial tummy tuck aims to correct the lower abdomen and doesn’t affect the area above the belly button. It can help achieve the results by tightening the lower abdominal muscles which results in a much more fit appearance.

The incision made during this procedure would be hidden in the skin crease above the pubic bone. Unlike the full abdominoplasty, there is only a small incision made in a partial tummy tuck. The procedure is thus known to be less intense and also comes with a shorter recovery period.

After the incision is made, the muscles that are sagging would be tightened to give the tummy a tighter and trimmer appearance. The mini pooch causing the undesired appearance can also be corrected in this way. After the procedure is completed, you’ll be able to see all the fruits of the rigorous exercises you’ve been performing to get the body you want.

The overall time taken for the procedure might be anywhere from one to two hours in most cases. Finally, since the incision is small and strategically placed, any resulting post-surgical marks will have limited visibility.

For patients who have a large amount of excess fat to be removed, a comprehensive procedure that involves liposuction would be performed to complement the tummy tuck surgery.

The surgery is thus an ideal option for those who have a flab in the lower tummy and have a fitter and trimmer appearance otherwise. The lower abdominal flab usually occurs either after a significant weight loss or even after pregnancy. That is why a mini tummy tuck is known to be a popular choice among the treatments included in a mommy makeover package.

The Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure

The less noticeable incisions made in this procedure is one of the biggest advantages of this surgery. The fear of having highly visible scars can be eliminated since the incision is smaller and less visible. In addition to less visible marks, the smaller incision also contributes to a decreased chance of complications occurring. The procedure is known to be safe and highly effective.

With this procedure localized correction can be done with utmost precision. So the results are remarkable and they can be noticed soon after the surgery is completed.

Whether the problem is really because of loose skin in the abdomen or whether it is because of the loose abdominal muscles, the procedure can have a great impact in both the cases.

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A partial tummy tuck is the perfect solution for those who require minor corrections to their abdominal area and don’t need the more intensive traditional tummy tuck procedure. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ralph Garramone today.