What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is similar to a full tummy tuck; however, it is performed on patients who have less fat and skin to remove. If you are bothered by a small pooch below your belly button that is resistant to diet and exercise, this procedure may be a great option to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

The benefits of a mini tummy tuck include:

  • Less involves procedure than a traditional tummy tuck.
  • Quicker recovery
  • A flatter, slimmer lower abdomen.
  • Better fitting clothing.
  • A boost in overall confidence.


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Who is a Candidate?

Ideal candidates will be in good physical health, finished having children, have a small amount of excess belly fat, and a minimal to moderate amount of excess skin. It is also important to understand that tummy tucks are not weight loss procedures and should not be considered as such. For more information regarding the mini tummy tuck procedure, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.

The Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure

A mini tummy tuck is a good option for those who are bothered by a pooch or loose skin and stretch marks below their belly button. This surgical option involves the use of a single incision that is created just above the pubic mound. Through this incision, Dr. Willis will eliminate excess skin and tighten loose muscles to create a smoother, flatter abdomen.


Mini tummy tuck recovery is quicker than traditional tummy tuck recovery since this procedure is less invasive. However, Dr. Willis will, of course, give you specific instructions to follow during recovery to ensure that your incisions heal optimally for beautiful, natural-looking results.  This procedure results in a thin, horizontal scar that is only a few inches long. However, this scar will fade with time and can easily be hidden under clothing or a bathing suit bottom.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in the mini tummy tuck procedure and would like to learn how it can benefit you, contact Charlottesville Plastic Surgery today! Your first step toward treatment will be to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Willis, during which you will discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals so that a personalized treatment plan can be created for you.

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