Mini Tummy Tuck in Sarasota

Sagging abdominal skin, fat, and muscle can be the result of pregnancy, substantial weight loss, or an inherited tendency. A lower abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to sculpt and tighten the lower abdominal wall. This procedure, known more commonly as a mini tummy tuck, gives our patients from St. Petersburg, Bradenton, and throughout Southwest Florida improvement they can’t get through diet and exercise alone. Unlike a complete tummy tuck, this variation is limited to the lower portion of the abdomen between the belly button and pubic area.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons usually perform the mini tummy tuck in Sarasota as an outpatient procedure at our on-site surgical center. This procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding tummy and the sagging skin of the lower abdomen. It is frequently performed in conjunction with liposuction resulting in an abdomen that is tighter, flatter, and firmer.

embrace® Your Scar Healing

Part of our commitment to your cosmetic results includes making sure your mini tummy tuck scar heals and fades rapidly. At Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center, our surgeons use embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy to relieve skin and tissue tension that can contribute to more prominent scars. The embrace adhesive, elastic strips have been clinically proven to minimize the formation of scars and scar tissue. Patients wear them for 8 to 12 weeks after a mini tummy tuck to improve their cosmetic results.

Side By Side Comparison Photos

embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy
Untreated Side Treated with embrace®

Photos Courtesy of Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.

Are You a Good Candidate?

To be a good candidate for any plastic surgery, you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. It’s important to understand that tummy tuck surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence but, like all plastic surgery, it is not going to solve underlying emotional issues you may have. Always think carefully about your expectations and discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon.

Next Steps

All successful surgeries begin with open and honest communication between doctor and patient. Are you considering plastic surgery? Request a consultation with one of the surgeons at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center or call (941) 366-8897 and let us educate you about your options and the procedures available.

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