Belly fat on the lower section of your abdomen presents a unique challenge. The area is resistant to diet and exercise, especially as we get older.
Double board certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Rottman offers mini tummy tucks to help the men and women of Baltimore, MD, and surrounding communities have toned lower midsections.
A full tummy tuck removes unwanted fat and excess skin from the entire abdominal area. A mini tummy tuck is recommended for patients who have fat only on the lower abdominal area, typically below the belly button. The scar for a mini tummy tuck is less extensive.
A mini tummy tuck is an alternative to a full tummy tuck. A smaller incision is used, so the scar is less visible. Additionally, less tissue and muscle is affected, so patients have a shorter recovery period.
Although a mini tummy tuck is not as extensive as a full tummy tuck, the results are still exceptional! If you would like to see some of our own patients who underwent the procedure, browse our mini tummy tuck before and after pictures. In addition to showing you actual results, the before photos help you see where the fat and excess skin were on the lower abdomen.View Gallery
A single incision is made either along the pubic area or just above it. Dr. Rottman removes the unwanted fat, and he may also tighten the muscles by suturing them into a new position. Excess fat is trimmed away, and the incision is closed.
Diet and exercise are always the best ways to tone your body. To be considered for a mini tummy tuck, you should be close to your ideal weight. Dr. Rottman advises you about any weight loss you may need to undergo prior to your mini tummy tuck surgery.
A mini tummy tuck is performed while you are under general anesthesia, so you should be in good health. Certain medical conditions may increase your risk for any type of surgery. Therefore, Dr. Rottman may recommend alternative treatments if you are not a good candidate for elective surgery.
Although a mini tummy tuck is less extensive than a full tummy tuck, it is still considered a major surgical procedure. You will need to have someone stay with you after the surgery to help you rest. Initial healing may take up to four weeks during which time you will need to restrict your activities. You will have swelling, tenderness, bruising, and discomfort. Dr. Rottman may prescribe pain medications. You will also wear a special compression garment to keep the tissues in place and allow your abdomen to heal properly.
The procedure for your mini tummy tuck is customized to your specific anatomy. We work with CareCredit® to help our patients afford the mini tummy tuck surgeries they desire. To learn more, please visit our financing page.
Dr. Rottman recommends mini tummy tucks to patients with fat in the lower section of their abdomens. Mini tummy tucks are not weight loss solutions. Additionally, tummy tucks, including mini tummy tucks, are not recommended for women who plan on becoming pregnant.
A mini tummy tuck is an effective way to rid your abdomen of excess skin and fat. For best results, your plastic surgeon should have extensive experience with this type of tummy tuck. Otherwise, you may experience unsatisfactory results. Dr. Rottman specializes in mini tummy tucks, and his experience with the procedure means you can feel confident that you will have the results you expect.
During your consultation with Dr. Rottman, he evaluates the fat and muscle structure of your abdomen. He also discusses your diet and exercise regimen. He then uses his insight to provide you with the professional guidance you need to make an informed decision about having a tummy tuck including the details of the surgery, as well as recovery and the anticipated outcomes.
Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery expert who serves the men and women of Baltimore and surrounding areas.
Dr. Rottman is recognized for his approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery that gives his patients exceptional natural-looking results. Because each patient is unique, Dr. Rottman uses both traditional and advanced techniques for his procedures.
Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.
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