Are you looking for a beautiful, flat tummy without the stress of a full operation? Our mini tummy tuck could be the answer.
The mini tummy tuck or mini-abdominoplasty is a popular option in our range of plastic surgery procedures as it requires minimal downtime, revealing a desirable flat tummy that will boost your confidence.
The procedure involves the excision of loose skin and fat from the lower abdomen to a lesser extent when compared to a conventional tummy tuck. This option will also tighten the underlying muscles, leaving a flat tummy.
Benefits Of mini tummy tuck Coffs Harbour
- Much like the full tummy tuck that removes excess skin, you will be able to wear well fitting clothes without having to worry about loose skin or embarrassment
- Feel comfortable in a swimsuit
- Feel confident in your body aesthetic
- Restore the shape of your tummy after pregnancy
- Rectify the separation of the rectus muscles in the lower abdomen
- Remove skin that is not affected by diet or fitness
- A good alternative when the liposuction procedure is too involved for your required level of reshaping and contouring
The benefits of the mini tummy tuck may be well-suited to your goals and needs, however, we will discuss this during your consultation to ensure this is the right procedure for you.
Is a mini tummy tuck right for me?
An ideal patient for the mini tummy tuck procedure is someone with an amount of loose skin and fat that isn't quite enough for a conventional tummy tuck.
If you are healthy, both physically and mentally healthy and have maintained a stable weight for at least six months, approaching the procedure with realistic expectations will yield excellent results.
You may not be suitable for a mini-abdominoplasty if you:
- Have a significant amount of loose skin that requires a more extensive body lift
- Are still planning more children
- Are not at your ideal weight
- Have serious fluctuations in your weight or are overweight
- Are on blood-thinning medication
- Are a smoker
- Are not happy with the idea of a scar on the tummy
What is the process for my procedure?
Those considering a mini tummy tuck will first need to book a consultation with Dr Arianayagam, during which you will discuss your goals.
Dr Arianayagam will take into account your current health situation, as well as any medications you may be taking to form his recommendation.
After you have received a plan, a second consultation will be booked to make sure you are well informed and comfortable with the procedure.
The procedure and recovery, which will be fully supported by our team.
Why choose PCLS Coffs Harbour?
When undergoing an aesthetic procedure such as the mini tummy tuck, you will experience a significant peace of mind in knowing that an internationally trained Specialist Plastic Surgeon is in control of your care. Dr Chandran Arianayagam has performed many tummy tuck procedures, both mini and standard from his clinic in Coffs Harbour since January 1995.
His experience includes operating and observing in Australia, India, Canada, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States, with a list of qualifications including:
Once you have made the decision to go ahead with the surgery, you also are offered the opportunity to speak to one of our patients who has undergone the same procedure.
Dr Arianayagam places great importance on successful outcomes and the complete comfort of his patients which is why at least two consultations prior to treatment are required. The team at PCLS Coffs Harbour offer outstanding levels of care, both in-patient and post-operative.
Frequently Asked Questions
If your stretch marks appear in the area of skin that is being removed, then they will be as well. If not completely eliminated in this area, they will be minimised. If however, your stretch marks sit above the navel, they will not be impacted by a mini tummy tuck.
Some stretch marks will be removed and some may be hidden in the lower part of the abdomen, making them less noticeable.
The duration varies from patient to patient as every situation is unique. For this reason, we do not post exact time estimates; however, you will be given this information during your consultation.
In most cases, you are able to resume some activities 3 weeks after the procedure; however, some recovery time will be required. Our staff will provide guidelines to assist in your recovery.
As with most cosmetic procedures, the exact cost can only be determined after your consultation once we have a clear idea of what will be required for your situation. The complexity of the procedure and amount of skin or fat to be removed will influence the cost.
The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision, an initial consultation with our surgeon is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.
Locations that provide for consultation the mini tummy tuck
- Rockvale Cardiac Centre, 18 Rockvale Road, Armidale, NSW
- Duke Street Medical Centre, 9 Duke Street, Grafton, NSW
- Barton Lane Medical Practice, 121 Johnson Street, Tamworth, NSW
- 3 Highfields Circuit, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
PCLS offer several locations for consultation, all with a high-level of patient care from our skilled and knowledgeable team. The PCLS Coffs Harbour staff are with you from before your procedure, right through every step of your recovery process.
Speak to us about your care plan via the following PCLS locations: