A mini abdominoplasty helps Harrisburg, Pennsylvania women improve the contour of their tummy area but is less extensive than a full abdominoplasty. It is designed to remove some excess skin and fat and tighten the lower abdominal muscles.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, usually on an outpatient basis. Unlike a full Harrisburg tummy tuck, a mini abdominoplasty addresses only the lower abdomen, removing excess skin and repairing lower abdominal muscles.
Many women find that, after pregnancy, they develop excess fat and drooping skin in the lower abdomen. A mini abdominoplasty is often performed as part of "Mommy Makeover" which will also include procedures such as a breast lift, a face lift, or breast augmentation in Harrisburg. If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover including a face lift, Dr. Stratis's partner, Dr. Scott Gayner, is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and will perform consultations and surgery with Dr. Stratis.
Although the results of a mini abdominoplasty are not as comprehensive as those that can be achieved through the full procedure, many patients find that it is all that they need to give them the results they want. It will probably be about 6 weeks after surgery before you can resume more strenuous activities, however, you should be able to return to work and mild activity before that time. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, the results of your mini abdominoplasty will be long-lasting.