Mini Tummy Tuck at Palisade
NJ Tummy Tuck Mini | New Jersey Plastic Surgery
Palisade Plastic Surgery Associates in Fort Lee, New Jersey, is here to serve you and your plastic surgery needs. Offering a partial abdominoplasty, or mini tummy tuck, is just one of the ways we can help you achieve your goals. A partial abdominoplasty is similar to a traditional abdominoplasty, but involves a shorter incision and does not move the navel.
This procedure is limited to patients without bulging skin above the level of the belly button, but who complain of excess fat in the abdomen combined with a bit too much skin in the lower abdominal region. This procedure also does not address laxity in the abdominal wall itself, and therefore no tightening of the fascia is performed. It is an ideal choice in fit women (and men!) with a skin and fat deformity isolated to the lower abdominal region. In a traditional abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, excess fat and skin are removed in patients that have not responded well to traditional treatments like diet changes and exercise, but are in good health. Patients who have also had weight loss surgery and women with stretched skin from pregnancy are good candidates for a tummy tuck.
A mini tummy tuck is most useful in patients who do not necessarily need or want a traditional tummy tuck, but would like to improve the appearance of the lower abdomen and need a small amount of skin tightening. This, combined with liposuction, can help patients reach their goals, and offers a shorter scar and shorter recovery time. This procedure is ideal for patients who are within 10% of their ideal body weight. We advise women who plan to become pregnant to consider postponing a formal full abdoinoplasty procedure until they are done having children, in order to have the most long-lasting results. The mini-abdominoplasty can serve to improve their appearance even before having their final child.
Dr. Rosenberg and his colleagues at Palisade Plastic Surgery Associates have performed many abdominoplasties and would be happy to discuss both procedures with you to help you decide which one is right for you. Call us at 201.585.2388 to schedule a consultation with one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. We conveniently serve all of New Jersey, and offer many other procedures to help you look and feel your best.