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Mini Tummy Tuck

If you only want to remove a small amount of excess fat or skin on your stomach, a full tummy tuck is probably too comprehensive in scope.

A mini tummy tuck addresses excess skin, fat, and damaged muscles below the belly button rather than the entire abdomen.

Why should I consider a mini tummy tuck?

Woman's bare stomach

Breaking down the Benefits

​Minimal Scarring

Because tissue is removed from a restricted area, your doctor can create a small and easily concealed incision just above the pubic bone. 

Less Time off Your Feet

As a limited version of a full tummy tuck, this procedure is less invasive and consequently requires much less time to recover from.

Long-Lasting Results

Unless you become pregnant or regain substantial weight, the results of your mini tummy tuck are usually permanent.

Before and after mini tummy tuck Before and after mini tummy tuck

Can I Afford a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Even if a mini tummy tuck seems better suited to your goals than a traditional tummy tuck, you may still hesitate over the cost: on average, the procedure costs between $4,000 to $15,000.

While the procedure is typically considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance, your doctor should be able to arrange a financing plan so that you can pay affordable installments over time.

How Do a Mini and Traditional Tummy Tuck Differ?

Chart comparing full and mini tummy tuck

Liposuction: A Minimally Invasive Alternative

Other than a full tummy tuck, the most popular alternative to a mini tummy tuck is liposuction. This procedure is designed to remove small pockets of fat. However, because it cannot repair damaged muscles or trim excess skin, it is usually recommended to patients frustrated by isolated areas of fat rather than those dealing with considerable weight loss or the after-effects of pregnancy.

Refine Your Body

A mini tummy tuck offers an effective, targeted treatment for small areas of concern on the lower abdomen. Schedule a consultation with your doctor to discuss your options and determine if the procedure is right for you. 
Dr. John E. Gatti

John E. Gatti MD

Dr. John E. Gatti offers patients in and around Cherry Hill, NJ, a wide array of procedures to improve their confidence and quality of life. Dr. Gatti is a member of a number of national affiliations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • North-Eastern Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons

To schedule a consultation and learn more, contact us online, or call our office at (856) 354-6100 today.

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