Plastic Surgery Indianapolis
David Sterling Slatton, MD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon

Mini-Tummy Tuck Indianapolis, IN

Mini-Abdominoplasty Indianapolis, Indiana

Tummy Tuck SurgeryMini Tummy Tuck (Mini Abdominoplasty) is a procedure that focuses on removing loose skin and tightening abdominal muscles in the abdominal region below the belly button.

Patients who have mild skin looseness which may exist after pregnancy, weight gain with subsequent weight loss, and congenital protuberance of the lower abdominal area are good candidates for mini tummy tuck surgery.

Mini tummy tuck surgery involves a wedge resection of skin is carried out below the belly button, and the scar is placed within the bikini line. Internal suturing of the lower abdominal muscles (muscle plication) may or may not be required, and the need for this depends on the patient’s desires and anatomical considerations such as a bulge below the belly button due to abdominal muscle weakness.

Upper abdominal liposuction is beneficial for a substantial number of patients who undergo mini tummy tuck. Frequently, Mini-Abdominoplasty is performed with liposuction the flanks (love handles), upper back, hips, thighs and other regions to create the body transforming results frequently obtained by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon David Sterling Slatton, MD. Additional plastic surgery procedures such as Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift can be performed at the operative setting.

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with board certified plastic surgeon David Sterling Slatton, MD in Indianapolis, Indiana to find out more about the mini tummy tuck procedure.

Before the surgery, you will have to wash with an antimicrobial soap for the three nights preceding the operation.  Avoid all Aspirin, NSAIDs, Vitamins and supplements before your procedure.  Consult our list of medications to avoid on this website to make certain you are off all unnecessary medications and supplements before surgery.

In preparation for surgery, you should drink plenty of liquids the day before the procedure

If you are having liposuction along with your mini tummy tuck, you will probably be required to wear a compression garment for a minimum of four weeks after the surgery.

The Mini Tummy Tuck procedure is generally done as an outpatient procedure, under twilight or general anesthesia. Many times patients can recover at home the same day of surgery. This operation is done in a surgery center accredited by AAAHC or a hospital.

After you have been discharged home, Dr. Slatton will see you the next day in his office.  Recovery from the surgery will require about one week off work.  Light exercise is OK at about 2 weeks after surgery, and return to lifting and more vigorous activities will be determined on an individual basis.

You should notice the results of your surgery within a few weeks after your procedure.  Scar care instructions will be given to you at your consultation and post operative visits.