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Mini Tummy Tuck in Arizona

Dr. Guerra's experience, skills, and techniques for your Scottsdale mini tummy tuck.

Mini tummy tuck in Phoenix / Scottsdale, Arizona.

The mini tummy tuck is performed at the Guerra Plastic Surgery Center in about three percent of patients. The procedure is designed to create a smaller scar, while removing less skin and fat than with the standard tummy tuck, and tightening only the very bottom of the abdominal wall six-pack muscles. The procedure can only be used successfully in plastic surgery Arizona patients demonstrating a small amount of excess skin that is isolated to the lowest part of the abdomen and is not associated with a major weakness in the abdominal muscles. Because less tissue is removed and less muscle tightened, the mini tummy tuck is associated with a slightly faster recovery than the standard tummy tuck plastic surgery procedure.

Mini Tummy Tuck - Quick Facts

Average Length:1 - 2 hours
Anesthesia:General
Location:Outpatient Center or
Specialty Hospital
Recovery:Back to work less than 2 weeks
Full exercise 6 weeks
Improving the Experience:3-Day Pain Reducing Pump
Overnight Stay
Am I a Candidate?Healthy
Non-smoker
No medical conditions that reduce wound healing
Have excess skin and fat in abdomen
Body Mass Index less than 25
Realistic goals and expectations

Lipo or Liposuction to help create a smaller waistline.

We always recommend lipo or liposuction during mini tummy tuck cosmetic surgery. Because the work with a mini tummy tuck is confined to the lower tummy, it becomes even more important in these cases to use lipo or liposuction for the upper tummy, hips, flanks, and love handles when indicated. Our belief is that patients will have a much better result when a mini tummy tuck is performed in conjunction with liposuction.

Fully Certified Surgery Centers in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Fully Certified Outpatient Surgery Centers

The third and, most important, way that we differentiate our tummy tuck practice from others is by performing the procedure in an extremely safe environment. We provide only top-notch board certified anesthesiologists to deliver safe and effective anesthesia, fully certified surgery facilities with the potential for overnight stay with care administered by registered nurses, and patient controlled analgesia pumps to deliver efficient and appropriate pain control as well as a variety of prophylactic medications and devices that allow you to have the safest and smoothest recovery possible.

Patient Testimonial

Dear Dr. Guerra,

It has been three years since you performed my surgery (tummy tuck with liposuction). I have often thought about you and felt bad I had not spoken with you after I went back to California. I finally found out where you had gone and congratulate you on your very own clinic!! I have never forgotten you and have always wanted to tell you how pleased I was with your work on me. I can only tell you it changed my life. Thank you again for being such a great plastic surgeon and also for your wonderful personality and caring attitude.

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Mini Tummy Tuck Before and After Photo
Actual mini tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) patient, before and after photo.

Steps in mini tummy tuck surgery.

The mini tummy tuck surgery procedure involves use of an incision shorter than the standard technique incision, placed as low as possible on the abdominal area. The skin and fat which are judged to be excessive are then removed, via our surgical techniques half way up to the belly button, which is not completely released. The abdominal six-pack muscles from the belly button down to the pubic area are exposed and if they are found to be weak and separated, then a suture technique is employed which can restore the muscles to their normal anatomic position and health.

The remaining tummy skin is pulled down to meet the original low incision and closed using the most effective techniques currently available to reduce inflammation and achieve the least noticeable scar. When the mini tummy tuck is performed on appropriate candidates, the effect is the creation of a flat and tight abdominal wall; one which can resemble the individual’s original shape and size, before the disfiguring effects of pregnancy and/or weight gain.

Mini Tummy Tuck Before and After Photo
Actual mini tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) patient, before and after photo.

Latest technology to help you recover faster.

OnQ Pain Pump

ON-Q Painbuster with ON-Q® SilverSoaker™ gets patients back to normal faster by automatically and continuously delivering a local anesthetic, to relieve post-op pain. Learn more about the state-of-the-art techniques to enhance the tummy tuck experience at our practice.

AB Guerra Plastic Surgery Center in Scottsdale, Arizona
AB Guerra Plastic Surgery Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Considering a mini tummy tuck in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area? Please call (480) 970-2580 or use our contact form now to schedule a complimentary consultation. In addition to performing the mini tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Aldo Guerra is also recognized as a top Scottsdale / Phoenix arm lift, body lift, liposuction and butt lift surgeon. Visit this page to learn more about tummy tuck cost in Arizona.

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