Mini-Tummy Tuck in Philadelphia, PA
Not everyone who desires a flatter stomach is concerned with both the lower and upper abdominals. Many would like to primarily target the lower abs, in which case a mini-tummy tuck is ideal. Dr. Raymond D. Jean of Main Line Plastic Surgery proudly offers mini-tummy tucks to patients in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania, as well as those across the state line in Cherry Hill, NJ.
What is a Mini-Tummy Tuck?
A mini-tummy tuck is a scaled-down version of a full tummy tuck and involves tightening tissues that lie below your belly button. Since it is *slightly less invasive, you will notice less *discomfort and a *shorter recovery period than with traditional abdominoplasty.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mini-Tummy Tuck?
If your lower abdominals do not tighten up no matter how hard you exercise, you could be a *good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck.
Planning your Mini-Tummy Tuck Surgery
Although a mini-tummy tuck requires *less downtime than a full abdominoplasty, you will nonetheless need to have someone available to drive you home from your appointment and to help you with heavy lifting for a *few days afterwards. Climbing stairs might also be uncomfortable for about *a week, so you should rearrange things in your house if you live in a two-story home.
How is a Mini-Tummy Tuck Performed?
Dr. Jean will administer local anesthesia, which will numb you from your waist to the top of your thighs. You will lie on a table with a curtain draped over your midsection, and will not be able to see or feel him working. An incision will be made near your pubic bone, ensuring any future scars are well hidden. Excess skin and fat will then be trimmed away and your incision closed.
How Much Does a Mini-Tummy Tuck Cost in Philadelphia?
Plastic surgery procedures such as a mini tummy tuck are highly *customized, meaning that a number of variables are used to calculate the price. In addition to payment through cash, personal check, and major credit/debit cards, we also accept CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® works like a credit card, offering low-interest rates and easily *affordable payments to help you afford a mini-tummy tuck on your terms.
What to Expect* after a Mini-Tummy Tuck
You will notice a *smoother, *flatter lower abdominal area almost immediately. This area will continue to *smooth and *flatten over the next few days as any swelling goes down and your tissues begin returning to normal.
Recovering from a Mini-Tummy Tuck
Avoid leg lifts, knee lifts, crunches, or any other similar exercise until you have been cleared for a strenuous workout by Dr. Jean. Although strenuous exercise is discouraged, *moderate activity such as walking, lifting light weights or swimming is actually encouraged.
If exercise and weight loss have left you with loose, sagging lower abdominals, it may be time to visit Main Line Plastic Surgery to find out more about a mini-tummy tuck. We gladly welcome patients from the Main Line area in Pennsylvania, which includes the cities of Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, as well as towns in Bucks County. Contact us today!