If you find yourself with unwanted, excess, and stubborn weight gain around your stomach, you are not alone. Many of our Houston patients come to us with this common concern. Abdominal weight gain can result from various factors, including genetics, diet, exercise, age, pregnancy, and certain medical conditions.
Excess abdominal weight gain can put you at risk for many chronic medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, liver issues, certain cancers, and even sudden death. If you have concerns about your excess, stubborn abdominal weight gain, you may be the ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck in Houston performed by Dr. Oren Paul Mushin and our skilled team.
How is a Mini Tummy Tuck Different from a Regular Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck—also known as an abdominoplasty—is a popular surgical procedure for patients who want a slimmer, flatter, and tighter stomach. The procedure is especially popular for patients who wish to dramatically improve the appearance of their stomach region after drastic weight loss, weight gain, or following pregnancy when the abdominal region cannot return to its original form. It involves permanent fat removal from the entire abdominal area.
A Houston mini tummy tuck only addresses the lower abdominal region. This is usually the most common area of the stomach that attracts stubborn weight gain. The Houston mini tummy tuck can be the ideal procedure for patients who seek to enhance the appearance of their lower abdominal region dramatically. This procedure is perfect for patients who lack confidence and are unhappy with the appearance of their lower stomach or whose abdominal region has been permanently altered by pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss.
Your Initial Consultation
During your initial consultation with our expert medical team, we will give you a list of lifestyle recommendations to ensure a smooth procedure and an optimal recovery. Above all else, you will be advised to completely avoid smoking for at least six weeks before the procedure, avoid Motrin, Aspirin, and other blood-thinning medications, and maintain a healthy, balanced, nutritious diet.
What to Expect During your Houston Mini Tummy Tuck
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the mini tummy tuck can take between two to five hours. We recommend taking the entire day off from work or your other daily activities for this procedure. As with any surgical procedure, Dr. Mushin will provide general anesthesia before the treatment.
Dr. Mushin will make a horizontal incision from hipbone to hipbone, lift the abdominal skin from the abdominal muscles, and insert drainage tubes to remove the excess fluid. Next, the abdominal wall will be surgically tightened with sutures to shape and define the waist. Then, the excess abdominal skin will be extracted, and the incision will be closed. Finally, adhesives are placed on the closed incision to encourage healing. Our team will also provide you with a dressing or compression garment. After close monitoring from our medical team, we will clear you to go home.
A few days later, you must visit our clinic for a follow-up appointment, during which Dr. Mushin will remove the drains. Following a period of rest and recovery–usually a couple of weeks or as directed by our medical team–you will enjoy a smoother, tighter, slimmer stomach with a more defined abdominal region. If you follow our guidance and take good care of your body post-surgery, you can enjoy the results of your mini tummy tuck for many years to come.
Obtain A Flat, Toned Tummy With A Mini Tummy Tuck in Houston
When you have stubborn, unwanted, excess stomach fat that prevents you from living your best life, our expert Houston plastic surgeons can help. Our medical team can permanently remove your unwanted stomach fat, tighten your skin, and enhance your abdominal muscle definition with a mini tummy tuck in Houston. When performed by our exceptionally talented and trained plastic surgeons, the results from the mini tummy tuck can last for decades and perhaps even for the rest of your life.
Our medical team is driven by a passion for providing expert medical guidance for all your plastic surgery concerns with compassionate patient care. Contact our clinic today to discover how the Mini Tummy Tuck in Houston can restore your confidence, transform your body, and change your life.