How was your mini tummy tuck experience?

I would like to hear all the struggles and happy moments you've been through after having the mini tummy tuck. What was the best and worse part of this procedure?


F, 39, New York

Tags:woman age 35-44 pros and cons

I had my mini tummy tuck about two years ago. I decided to have a mini tummy tuck because I had a little bit of a baby bulge that I wanted to have removed. I selected my surgeon because I felt comfortable with her level of skill and with the procedure itself after my initial consultation. My procedure was not that long; it took a little over one hour. While the procedure wasn't painful, the mini tummy tuck recovery process was painful. The pain wasn't unbearable, but I did need to take some medication after the procedure. As far as scaring goes, I do have a scar. It goes from one side of my pelvis to the other. Luckily, the scar is low, allowing me to still wear bikinis. I'm happy that I had the mini tummy tuck to rid me of this extra skin. I know have a flat abdomen and I am even seeing some stomach muscles showing.

My tummy tuck experience was really successful. I don't have any complaints. My doctor was experienced in tummy tucks and was able to show me before and after photos from prior patients. I wasn't sure if I needed a mini tuck or a traditional tummy tuck, but my doctor examined me and explained to me that my upper abdominal muscles were healthy and my fat was generalized in my lower abdomen, so the mini tuck was perfect for me. The mini tuck scar is smaller than the full tummy tuck scar, and it doesn't require the belly button to be repositioned, which means that the surgery recovery is a lot smoother and more manageable.

My surgeon gave me with a diet regimen and exercises that would help me to strengthen my abdominal muscles and get in tip-top shape before the tummy tuck surgery. I had combined liposuction with my mini tummy tuck. My stomach is now firm and flat, which I wasn't able to accomplish on my own with diet and exercise. The permanent results I achieved have since been enhanced with an after surgery exercise program, and I have never looked better! I don't tell everyone that I had the surgery completed, but sometimes I share my success story with others who are looking for the same results. If you are looking to reduce fat and saggy skin from your lower abdomen, I highly recommend the mini tummy tuck.

I had the mini tummy tuck completed. I was very close to my ideal weight but I couldn't seem to get rid of a pocket of loose skin in my lower abdomen. The best part about the surgery was the quick recovery. I was back to work in just one week with tolerable side effects. My scar is hidden just above my pubic hair and I'm satisfied with that. The surgeon also tightened my muscles in the area, and I love having a firm abdomen. The greatest benefit for my tummy tuck has been the firm, flat that was unable to achieve on my own with diet and exercise. Mini abdominoplasty is only recommended for women who are finished having children, so that is something that you need to consider. I recommend that you see a board certified surgeon for a mini tummy tuck consultation. I'm amazed with my results!

I had a mini tummy tuck completed, and I'm thrilled with my results. All surgeries require rest and recovery time after the procedure, which is my biggest complaint. I never like to rest or take a break from my daily schedule. But the tummy tuck results definitely made the recovery process worth it! I chose a board certified plastic surgeon, and he prepared me very well before the surgery. The better you prepare, the better you will heal. I lost weight before the surgery and exercised regularly to strengthen my abdominal muscles. This preparation helped my healing process to go smoothly, and I have no complaints. If you have excess skin below your bellybutton, saggy skin or lacks muscles, I highly recommend the mini tummy tuck. My tummy is now firm, flat and smooth. I cannot tell you how happy I am with my results of plastic surgery. I no longer waste time and energy worrying about how to lose my belly fat and buying garments that hid my stomach.