Mini-abdominoplasty (with or without liposuction)
Mini-abdominoplasty is not such extensive surgery as abdominoplasty, and it is often combined with liposuction. You can have a mini-abdominoplasty for abdomen reshaping when you have relatively little looseness in the skin of your upper abdomen.
This operation is carried out under a general anaesthetic in a private hospital.
The incision across your abdomen is shorter than for a full abdominoplasty. Some of your skin is removed from above the pubic hair up to the belly button. This allows tightening of the muscles there. By shifting your belly button down a couple of centimetres, the loose skin above it can be tightened.
Liposuction can be helpful for making your abdomen more smoothly contoured.
After the operation
You usually stay 1 night in hospital after the operation, but the procedure can be performed on a day-stay basis. Most people get back to normal levels of activity 3 to 4 weeks after the operation. However, you need to restrict vigorous exercise such as gym work for at least 6 weeks.
The operation leaves a scar passing just above the pubic hair. The outcome for you is:
- your excess soft tissue has gone
- you have a flat tummy with tightened muscles
- you are able to wear the clothes you want.
There is a risk of complications with all surgery. Your specialist will inform you fully at your consultation about any possible complications from this procedure.
The information provided about mini-abdominoplasty is intended as a guide, and does not replace a full consultation with your surgeon.
If you have any further questions regarding this surgery, be sure to have them answered before you have the operation. Your surgeon will be very happy to explain in greater detail anything about the information provided here or at your consultation.
The cost is approximately $13,000 including surgeon's fee, hospital fees and anaesthetic fees.
A personal quote will be provided after your consultation with one of our surgeons.