A Mini Tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, can be an alternative to full tummy tucks, if it fits in with what you would like to achieve. Similar to a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck can leave you looing, and feeling younger.
What is a mini tummy tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is a small procedure that involves cutting along the lower abdomen, from hip to hip, and removing excess fat and skin, the cut is then stitched back up to leave a small scar, most likely underneath your bikini line. If you have had children, had a bad experience with previous tummy tuck surgery, or have endured significant loss of weight lately, then a mini tummy tuck could be perfect for you – Contact us to book an initial consultation!
Tummy tuck vs Mini Tummy tuck
A mini tummy tuck is generally for those who require less removal than a full tummy tuck. If you are unsure about which tummy tuck is for you, Dr. Frati will explain all in your initial consultation. With a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Frati is able to make a smaller incision than usual into the lower abdomen, full tummy tucks can sometimes require incisions above the belly button. Before stitching back up, Dr. Frati will tighten your abs to leave a flatter finish. With less skin and fat to be removed than a full tummy tuck, Dr. Frati is able to leave a much smaller scarring with his mini tummy tuck technique, which also results in faster recovery time and less risk. Dr. Frati may also use some liposuction techniques during a mini tummy tuck, depending on the situation.
What can I get from a mini tummy tuck UK?
There are many benefits from a mini tummy tuck in the UK. We have listed some below.
- Less excess skin and fat around the abdomen ti reveal more muscle tone
- Better hip to waist ration
- Better tummy to body ratio
- Flatter, firmer stomach
- Improved self-esteem
- Ability to wear a diverse range of clothes
- Repaired strained abdominal muscles
Do I qualify for a mini tummy tuck?
This will be discussed at your initial consultation with Dr.Frati. The consensus is, if you haven’t got as much excess that needs moving, means you will “qualify” for the mini tummy tuck surgery. However there is no thick black line between a full and a mini tummy tuck, and so upon your consultation, it will be discussed with you, what are your wants and needs, so that along with Dr. Frati’s advice, you can come to an informed decision about which surgery type is best for you.
How much does a mini tummy tuck cost?
Yes, a mini tummy tuck cost is generally cheaper than a full tummy tuck and there are a few simple reasons why: –
- Less work involved
- Less risk involved as less incursion size.
- Less time taken to complete the procedure
To put an exact price on a mini tummy tuck is near on impossible. However, if you need a ball-park figure for a mini tummy tuck cost amount, then you will be looking at between £3,500 and £8,000. As every procedure is bespoke, and Dr. Frati likes to personally assess every patient so he can use his experience and knowledge to make an informed decision on what your mini tummy tuck will cost.
Mini tummy tuck recovery time
Dr. Frati uses cutting edge techniques when conducting mini tummy tucks, which leaves less scarring than your usual tummy tuck. However you may be surprised to learn that the recommended recovery time for mini tummy tuck is around the same as a full tummy tuck – around 2-4 weeks for light duties, and heavier exercise after 6 weeks. It is important that your mini tummy tuck recovery time is adhered to as this will avoid any potential complications from your surgery.
My Mini tummy tuck scar
Your mini tummy tuck scar will be below your bikini line and it will be considerably less than if you were to opt for a full tummy tuck, so less risk of rupture. If you wish to learn about mini tummy tuck scarring and c-section scarring, Dr. Frati will be able to guide you through this at your consultation, as all C-section scars are different.
Mini tummy tucks with Dr Frati
Dr.Frati has conducted hundreds of mini tummy tucks in his glittering career. As a respected surgeon to many celebrities and influencers, he is well rehearsed when it comes to producing the best mini tummy tuck results in the business. Dr. Frati particularly focuses on initial consultations, where he makes patients feel as comfortable as possible, and also obtains as much information as possible about your personal circumstances, he will then identify his recommendations on your mini tummy tuck enquiry. Next, Dr. Frati uses cutting edge techniques and years of experience to perform some of the best procedures in the country – this is why he’s internationally known and respected amongst those whose careers depend on his work. Finally, Dr. Frati provides a rigorous aftercare program, to make sure that no complacency sets in on the road to recovery. With Dr. Frati, you are getting the best in the busiess, but also someone who cares. If you feel you are ready to take the next stage in your mini tummy tuck journey, or you have any further questions, then please get in touch. Our friendly team will happily guide you through the next steps.