How safe is the mini tummy tuck surgery?

Safe for Most. A tummy tuck is a safe procedure for a healthy patient. There are other factors that are important such as having a fully trained plastic surgeon do your procedure and appropriate physicians overseeing your anesthesia and postoperative care.
Tummy Tuck Safety. The mini-tummy tuck is a well described procedure and should be thought of as a safe procedure. However, all surgery carries risks. But you can reduce the risk by having your surgery with a board certified plastic surgeon, in a aaaasf accredited surgery center or jcaho hospital. Also, make sure your anesthesiologist is board certified.
Usually very safe. It is usually very safe but it is a combination of several factors that determines your overall risk.
Relatively, but... A mini-tummy tuck will not address looseness of the upper abdomen, only the skin below the belly button. It is still surgery, usually done with general anesthesia, so it should not be thought of as a less invasive procedure. There are still surgical risks which is why you should make sure to discuss this, or any plastic surgery procedure, with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Safe but... Mini tuck surgery performed for the right patient by appropriately trained/experienced physicians is a safe operation; however, I think that it is an operation that is very rarely indicated and has very limited results. Be careful….
Very. Like all operations, there are risks. In the hands of a well trained plastic surgeon, certified by the american board of plastic surgery, in a setting with trained anesthesia and nurses, those risks are minimal. Ask your surgeon if they have the ability to do this operation at your local hospital. If they don't, consider going elsewhere.

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Is a mini tummy tuck a major surgery and how much do it cost?

Mini TT. It depends upon exactly what the operation is to be preformed. Some mini TTs are just skin removal while others are more involved, muscle repair, liposuction, etc.
Yes. A tummy tuck, like most plastic surgery is still major surgery. But there are different grades of "major" surgery. Heart surgery or a transplant is much traumatic to your body then a tummy tuck or breast augmentation. A mini usually is a smaller incision with less tissue removal +/- tightening of the muscle. It can be done in 1-2 hrs. Cost varies in the $4000-$1000 range depending on location.

Is it safe for people who have multiple sclerosis to go under anesthesia for a mini tummy tuck? If I have ms, can I safely go under anesthesia in order to have a mini tummy tuck? .

Multiple. Multiple sclerosis should not be an issue for either a general anesthetic or a local anesthetic with sedation.
Every. Every patient is different, but generally speaking you should be safe with IV sedation and good local combination anesthesia. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www. Drgrossman. Com.
Probably safe. You will need to get your neurologist's approval to undergo anesthesia. It also depends on the medication you are taking at the time of your surgery. Steroids will have an adverse effect on healing.
MS. Tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure. Assuming you are not a pulmonary cripple, you can undergo your aesthetic procedure without concern for anesthesia. It is the surgery that you should be concerned about.
Yes. Tell your anesthesiologist about your medical problems and we can tailor an anesthetic that is safe for you.
Yes. Patients with ms undergo anesthesia every day for a variety of procedures and you should be no different. The surgeon and anesthesiologist will review your history with you to be sure there are no contraindications.
No real problem. Anesthesia really does NOT affect MS in any substantial fashion. However, if you would require prolonged bed rest following any surgical procedure, and you already have challenges with walking due to the MS, you might have a tough time mobilizing again to your prior level of function. Maybe recovery facilitated by physical therapy.
Spinal. Anesthesia may cause MS to worsen after surgery. The spinal cord lacks the normal protective covering and be more susceptible to toxicity of local anesthetics.

How long does a mini tummy tuck take? I’m worried about being under anesthesia for a long time. How long does the mini tummy tuck procedure take? .

If. If you mean a tummy tuck where just the excess skin gets removed, then the procedure should take about an hour. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www. Drgrossman. Com.
Varies. Duration of surgery varies between 1 to 2 hours generally; most healthy patients tolerate this duration surgery without difficulty. Also important will be choice of plastic surgeon, anesthesia provider, and quality of surgery facility. Best wishes.
Talk to MD. This can vary by the speed of the surgeon, as well as the size of the procedure. This should not take more than 2-3 hours, which for an anesthetic is really not that long. Talk to your anesthesiologist and surgeon to express you concerns. Good luck.
Minn TT time. In general this is a relatively quick procedure and takes 1-2 hours depending on the surgeon and surgical requirements for best result.

What gets cut out in a mini tummy tuck?

Don't get hung up... On the word "mini! '' mini procedures often (but not always) have mini results! Stretch marks are removed in any abdominoplasty to the extent that the skin with stretch marks can be removed. So, in a standard abdominoplasty, the skin from the incision to the belly button can usually all be removed. If you have a mini tummy tuck, less skin will be removed, so incomplete removal of striae may occur.
Less skin and fat. The difference between a standard and a mini tummy tuck is that your belly button gets a new opening in standard tummy tuck. Also your belly muscles (aka fascia) only gets tightened below the belly button in a mini procedure. In my experience, far fewer women are good candidates for a mini tuck. Your surgeon can tell you which would give you the best outcome.
Lower tummy skin. A mini tummy tuck differs from a full tummy tuck ("abdominoplasty") in that the separated muscles ("diastasis") are not repaired as high up, there is not a scar around the belly button, less skin is removed and the length of the scar is not as long. Both require a similar recovery (6 weeks) for full healing of the muscle repair.
Lower belly pooch. There are at least 10 different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) and the procedure you undergo will have great impact on the extents surgery as well as the recovery. Please see this link for a desription of the four most popular techniques: http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=djmer5b5bx4&feature=youtube_gdata_player in the picture the difference in the amount of skin removed with full vs mini is compared.
Mini removal. A small area of skin (and fat) in the lower abdomen.
Skin and fat. A mini tummy tuck is ideal for smaller, lower abdominal bulges. The excess skin and fat in the area are removed and the lower abdominal muscles are tightened. More information is available here: <a href="<a href="http://www. Drmele. Com/mini-tummy-tuck. Html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Drmele. Com/mini-tummy-tuck. Html</a>" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><a href="http://www. Drmele. Com/.
Not Much. Only a very small amount of skin and adipose tissue of the very low abdominal wall is removed during mini tummy tuck surgery. This is why most patients who have undergone pregnancy and/or significant weight gain/loss are not a good candidates for this procedure. Results tend to be minimal. Most patients are better candidates for full tummy tuck operations.
Depends on how it is. Performed but usually mostly skin.

What is the definition or description of: mini tummy tuck?

Mini tummy tuck. The mini tummy ruckus done through a small incision directly above the pubic region. The loose skin is cut away at that incision and liposuction may be performed in conjunction to remove excess fat. As compared to a full tummy tuck, the belly button should not have to be repositioned.
Flat belly. Mini tummy tuck involves excision of the lower abdomen excess skin-fat flap and plication tightening of the rectus muscle. That procedure is quite rare since due to pregnancy or significant weight loss or obesity, the whole abdominal wall is loose. Consequently, the loose skin has to be lifted up to the ribs and chest bone, the muscle has to be tightened and new belly butten made.
For mini tummies. A mini tummy tuck is a procedure that removes excess skin and tightens the muscles below the belly button. It is frequently combined with liposuction to improve the upper abdomen and sides. A full tummy tuck tightens from the ribs to the pubic region, as is much more common.
Lower belly. A mini tummy tuck is ideal for loose skin and fat of the lower abdomen or belly. If the entire abdomen or tummy is loose with extra skin and poorly toned muscles then the mini is not appropriate. Liposuction can be added to the mini tuck if necessary or performed by itself to contour the outer belly fat.
Mini Tummy Tuck. In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation. For example, the area of skin excised is quite small. The abdominal wall musculature is addressed below the umbilicus only.
Few patients. The true candidate for a "mini tummy tuck" is a person who only has a small amount of skin sag in the lower abdomen. It does not tighten the muscles or stretch the skin of the upper abdomen so its usefulness is very limited.
Lower abdomen. A mini tummy tuck involves a short incision, less skin removal and muscle tightening below the belly button. Almost all patients who have had a pregnancy require a full tummy tuck.
TT. A Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) is a plastic surgery procedure designed to flatten the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat, and to tighten the abdominal wall.
Mini TT. A Mini Tummy Tuck is an operation with an incision in lower abdomen to remove OPNLY lower abdominal skin &amp; fat. It does not effect the bb. The length of the incision could be C-section length or extended. Recovery at 10 days. Best to be examined by a boarded PS to determine if you are a candidate...

Mini tummy tuck is different from a regular tummy tuck in what way?

Less involved. A mini-tummy tuck usually involves a shorter incision in the lower abdominal fold and tightening of only the tummy muscles below the belly button. A more complete tummy tuck will include tightening of the muscles above the belly button. The decision between one or the other is made based upon the amount of looseness present on the tummy area.
Upper vs. Lower. A mini-tummy tuck will not address looseness of the upper abdomen, only the skin below the belly button. It is still surgery, usually done with general anesthesia, so it should not be thought of as a less invasive procedure. There are still surgical risks which is why you should make sure to discuss this, or any plastic surgery procedure, with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
See video 4 answer. There are at least 10 different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) and the procedure you undergo will have great impact on the extents surgery as well as the recovery. Please see this link for a desription of the four most popular techniques: http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=djmer5b5bx4&feature=youtube_gdata_player in the photo to the right, the amount dof skin removed is demonstrated.
Lesser surgery. A mini tummy tuck is lesser surgery. It addresses some skin laxity below the belly button and offers a muscular repair below the belly button if any muscle repair is performed. I do very few mini tummy tucks (witch hazel) these days. They simply perform poorly compared with the full tummy tuck (in my patients anyway.).
Rarely Helpful. The mini tummy tuck is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present for consultation (after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss). The area of skin excised is small and the entire abdominal wall muscle separation is not addressed.
Smaller operation. With a mini tt: 1. Less skin is removed 2. Less tightening effect 3. Muscle tightening only in lower abdomen 4. Doesn't remove as many stretch marks 5. Shorter scar. 6. Doesn't fix upper abdominal looseness. 7. Only works for a small number of people.

Will a mini tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Yes but not many. A mini tummy tuck does remove the stretch marks from roughly your hair line to about half way up to the belly button. Most women who want a mini, really need a full tummy tuck. Most candidates for a mini are looking for a flatter lower abdomen after a c-section. Talk with a plastic surgeon who can go through with you the advantages of a mini vs. A full. Good luck.
Yes but limited. Stretch marks located on the lower half of your bebelow rom 4 inches below the umbilicus to the pubic hair line will be removed.
Limited. A mini tummy tuck will remove some stretch marks in the lower abdomen.
Mini means "LIte" Mini tummy tuck surgery is often limited in its results. I do far fewer of them than I did in years gone by for this reason. Patients are frequently not impressed with the results of a mini, certainly not like they are with those of the larger full tummy tuck.
Consult your surgeon. I would consult your plastic surgeon regarding the specifics of the surgery and be sure to ask all your questions. Wishing you the best.
Yes, but only some! Mini-anything gives mini results. Everyone wants a short (er) scar but also want maximum stretch mark removal. These are incompatible goals, like wanting to get all the way to a location but only using half the gas! Most patients who want a mini really need a regular tummy tuck, and appreciate the honesty of an accurate experienced consultation. A bad mini may not be converted to a good tummy tuck!