Mini Tummy Tuck in Melbourne, FL
If you are happy with your abdomen except for that little pocket of fat below your belly button, you may want to consider a mini tummy tuck, especially if you have not be able to tone the area with diet and exercise. What you may not realize is that our bodies have certain types of fat that cannot be eliminated no matter what we do. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Mauricio J. Castellon, MD, offers mini tummy tucks and other types of body contouring for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The area below your bellybutton presents a unique challenge for toning and tightening. Few exercises target the area effectively, and you may develop a certain type of exercise-resistant fat. A mini tummy tuck will remove the extra fat as well as any skin that has lost elasticity and sags on your lower abdomen.
Benefits of Abdominoplasty
A mini tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdominal area. The surgery will boost your confidence and help your clothes fit better.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Dr. Castellon recommends mini abdominoplasty for men and women who have:
- Localized fat and loose skin below the belly button
- Do not need a full tummy tuck to tighten the abdominal muscles
- Tried to tone the area with exercise
- Maintained their ideal weight for at least one year
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Abdominoplasty?
Tummy tuck surgery, even a mini abdominoplasty, is an extensive surgery that should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Schedule a consultation at Castellon Plastic Surgery Center to meet with our clinical staff and learn about a mini tummy tuck. We will explain what to expect from the surgery as well as the benefits of entrusting your care to Dr. Castellon.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Mini Tummy Tuck?
Mini tummy tuck procedures are performed in a surgery center so that our patients have the highest quality care from an experienced and caring medical staff. You should arrive at the surgery center at your designated time so that we can help you prepare for the surgery. We recommend that you have a friend or family member drive you to the appointment and be available after the surgery to take you home. You will be drowsy after the surgery, so you should plan on staying home and resting.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Abdominoplasty?
Mini tummy tuck surgery can take several hours to complete. We will explain the details of your abdominoplasty during your consultation.
What Should I Expect After My Mini Tummy Tuck?
Recovery from a mini tummy tuck can take up to six weeks. We will provide detailed instructions for at-home care and follow-up appointments before you leave the surgery center. Having a friend or family member with you at the surgery center ensures that you clearly understand how to take care of yourself and the limitations to your activities.
When Will I See Full Results of My Abdominoplasty?
Full results from a mini tummy tuck take less time than a full tummy tuck or extended tummy tuck, but it will still take several months before you are completely healed.
How Long Will the Results of Mini Tummy Tuck Last?
The best part of having a mini tummy tuck is that, with proper diet and exercise, the results are permanent. You may experience some changes to your lower abdomen due to the natural aging process and any changes to your weight. In many cases, these small changes can be corrected with liposuction. If you become pregnant after your mini tummy tuck, you may need a second surgery.
How Much Does Abdominoplasty Cost in Melbourne?
Medical insurance considers mini tummy tuck surgery to be elective, so you are responsible for the entire cost. We are better able to provide a cost after your consultation appointment. We will also explain our payment options. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center accepts payment by cash and check as well as credit card, including MasterCard® and Visa®. If you are interested in financing the cost of your mini tummy tuck, we encourage you to apply with CareCredit® and LendingUSA.com.
With a mini tummy tuck, you can finally have the toned lower abdominal area that you are trying to achieve with diet and exercise. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center offers mini tummy tuck surgery for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.