Mini Tummy Tuck | Chicago, IL
Finally, Get Rid of Loose Tummy Skin!
A good candidate for a mini tummy tuck has loose, sagging skin primarily below the belly button.
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Why Choose Dr. Truong?
Voted one of America’s top surgeons in the field of Cosmetic Surgery by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
Men and women from all over the country come to Chicago to see Dr. Truong. His amazing results earned him the reputation as the “breast & body specialist,” that’s why he named his Chicago center, Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics.
Dr. Truong is a board certified cosmetic surgeon with a long list of academic awards and professional accolades.
Dr. completed medical school at University of Colorado School of Medicine where he was encouraged to pursue a surgical career by his professors who saw in him the rare combination of intellect and talented hands that are the hallmarks of an excellent surgeon.
Dr. Truong served as Chief Resident at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and St. Francis Hospital. During his surgical training, Dr. Truong received numerous awards and was published for his research work in skin regeneration and artificial skin.
Dr. Truong pursued his interests in aesthetic surgery by gaining acceptance to a highly competitive American Academy Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship. During his fellowship, Dr. Truong dedicated an entire year exclusively to the art and practice of Cosmetic Surgery. His training included facial rejuvenation techniques, breast and body restorative surgeries, liposuction and body sculpting, as well as minimally invasive aesthetic surgery, and laser surgery.
Mini Tummy Tuck FAQs
Tummy tucks are a popular body contouring procedure that can benefit both men and women alike. A mini tummy tuck is a variation of this procedure and can deliver satisfactory results for many people. Understanding the differences between the two procedures is important so you can choose which one is best for you.
At Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong believes it’s important to have all of your questions answered before moving forward with a mini tummy tuck or any cosmetic procedure. Below he has listed answers to some of the most common questions people have about mini tummy tucks. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.
Am I a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck?
Do you have loose abdominal skin?
A good candidate for a mini tummy tuck has loose, sagging skin primarily below the belly button. For example, women who have a relatively slim abdomen but have a small pouch above their C-section scars are common candidates for a mini tummy tuck. Good candidates will be at a stable weight, have good skin tone and elasticity and only need a small amount of stomach skin removed.
What’s the difference between a tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is for people with minimal excess skin.
A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss and patients should reach their goal weight prior to undergoing surgery. However, if you have subcutaneous fat around your abdomen that persists despite your best weight loss efforts, Dr. Truong can include liposuction in your abdominoplasty procedure to better contour the midsection
Can I get pregnant after a mini tummy tuck?
Pregnancy is entirely possible.
Can I include other procedures with my mini tummy tuck?
Many people do.
Many people choose to include other procedures with a mini tummy tuck to further enhance their results. For example, liposuction gives your cosmetic surgeon a greater opportunity to slim and sculpt beautiful stomach contours. Some women choose to have a breast augmentation with a mini tummy tuck for a better overall improvement and sexier curves. Tummy tucks are frequently included in a mommy makeover.
What can I expect during my recovery?
1-2 weeks of downtime
While your exact recovery process will depend on how your body responds to surgery and whether you have combined your mini tummy tuck with any additional procedures, most people experience some swelling and bruising, particularly around the incision site. You can plan on around 1 to 2 weeks of downtime before returning to work and normal daily activities. Your cosmetic surgeon will advise when to return to more strenuous activities, such as exercising.
Will I have scars after a mini tummy tuck?
Dr. Truong makes every effort to discretely conceal the scar.
Any surgery will result in scars, but a mini tummy tuck typically leaves behind a smaller scar than a traditional tummy tuck. Dr. Truong makes every effort to discretely conceal the scar so that it will be hidden by most underwear and bathing suits. Most mini tummy tuck recipients feel that the benefits of the procedure far outweigh the resulting scar.
How long will I have to wait before seeing my final results?
Results are typically visible by 3 to 6 months after surgery.
The majority of your swelling and bruising will resolve within several weeks following your surgery. Although each person heals at a different rate and individuals who have a combination of procedures may require more time for recovery, final mini tummy tuck results are typically visible by 3 to 6 months after surgery.
How much is a mini tummy tuck in Chicago?
Mini tummy tuck cost
The price of a mini tummy tuck is a little less than full abdominoplasty. Results and experience should be what you decide on, not price (because it only varies a little from surgeon to surgeon).
Remember also to get a qualified, board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has been thoroughly trained in the mini tummy tuck procedure, and has done a lot of these surgeries.