April 28, 2016

Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

Mommy makeovers done by Dr. Fiorillo are sure to leave mothers feeling like they have their old bodies back. By removing excess fat and skin that is difficult to lose after giving birth, mothers will feel confident and happy with their results. The question is: should you get a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck? Here are the differences in tummy tucks and mini tummy tucks.

How They are Performed

A mommy makeover tummy tuck is considered a major surgery and you will be completely sedated. Dr. Fiorillo will make an incision from hip to hip and another to lift the navel. Dr. Fiorillo will then tighten the abdominal muscle and remove excess fat. Finally, excess fluid is drained. With a mommy makeover mini tummy tuck, you are under general or local anesthesia and sedation. Then Dr. Fiorillo will cut a small incision, not hip to hip and no need to lift the navel. The muscle is tightened and excess fat removed. The whole procedure may take an hour or two, much shorter than a full mommy makeover tummy tuck.

What is the Recovery Period?

A full recovery for a full mommy makeover tummy tuck can take up to 6 months. Dr. Fiorillo will suggest that your initial recovery period be about 1-4 weeks in which during that time period you would take off from work or any strenuous activities. A full recovery for a mini tummy tuck would only be 1-3 weeks, and you are able to leave and go home the same day as the surgery. Many patients are fully recovered in 1-2 weeks with no problems.

Contact Dr. Fiorillo today to discuss the best option for you, whether that be a mommy make over tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck, you will be delighted with the results.

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