Quicker Recovery for less Dramatic Needs
Sometimes even with a diet, it is difficult to get rid of excess weight, or the loose skin that comes after successful weight loss. For a patient who have less dramatic needs, a mini tummy tuck may be an appropriate alternative. In this procedure, less skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are not tightened and no surgical drains are needed, therefore there is minimal downtime in means of activities and work. post operatively. A mini tummy tuck provides a quicker easier recuperation with a shorter scar. Liposuction can be combined for smoother results. During your consultation with Dr. Stamatiou you will be guided to which procedure will provide you with the results you desire. This procedure is performed as an outpatient and you will be able to go home after surgery. For out-of-town patients, we can recommend a number of hotels in close proximity to our facilities.
What is Recovery Like?
Dr. Stamatiou and his helpful informative staff make themselves available at every stage of your recovery to answer your questions. After your procedure you will be given thorough post operative instructions, and follow up appointments. For the first few days after surgery, you may experience some swelling in your abdomen as you begin to heal. You may also have some soreness and discomfort, which can be controlled with medication. The healing timeline depends on the extent of the surgery. Dr. Stamatiou emphasizes the importance of walking and performing moderate daily activities early on in your recovery. After your procedure, you will wear a compression garment to help ensure smooth results and healthy healing. You will need plenty of rest and relaxation doing the first week after the procedure although most patients feel comfortable returning to light activities just days after surgery.