A mini-tummy tuck gets rid of loose skin, and fat to achieve a smoother, flat tummy.

"Thank God I went to Dr. Truong. I thought I needed a full tummy tuck, but the mini did the trick and scars are less noticeable than I imagined."

A mini tummy tuck is the same procedure as a full tummy tuck, the difference being the amount of skin and fat that is removed. During a mini tummy tuck, your Chicago Breast & Body surgeon will make a small incision and tighten loose muscles, remove excess fat, and remove excess skin to flatten and smooth your abdominal wall. The incision will be made along your bikini line so that it can easily concealed.

At Chicago Breast and Body Aesthetics, we strive to provide the highest quality care and support to all our patients. Our team of top rated cosmetic and plastic surgeons are dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results safely and comfortably. If you're searching for a surgeon for your mini-tummy tuck, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us and learn more about the procedure and how we can help you achieve the beautiful figure, and confidence you deserve.

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Mini Tummy Tuck1 Before After Photo by Dr. Anh Tuan Truong Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics

What is a Skinny Mini-Tummy Tuck?

An ideal candidate for a mini-tummy tuck usually has achieved their desired weight but still have some loose skin orpooch below their belly button. The abdominal muscles are also typically still tight and toned above if any diastasis muscle repair is required it will need to be addressed with a full tummy tuck. With a mini-tummy tuck, we can only remove a little skin below the belly button, and theres no muscle repair and no belly button reconstruction necessary.

Many women who have had multiple pregnancies may face diastasis and extra loose skin, making a mini-tummy tuck more difficult. Nevertheless, mini-tummy tucks can still be a great option for many women, although its important to note that they are not always feasible.


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Chicago Breast and Body Aesthetics is your premier destination for cosmetic procedures of the body, breast and face. Our team is comprised of accomplished and board-certified plastic surgeons, known for their exceptional skills and commitment to delivering outstanding results.

Dr. Truong is a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon, including the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Truong is the founder and CEO of Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics and is considered one of the Best Skinny BBL, Breast, and Body surgeons in Illinois.

Dr. Pey-Yi Kevin Lin is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Chicago who emphasizes tailored care and treatment to each individual patient. Dr. Lin is skilled in both Plastic and Reconstructive surgery trained under nationally renowned aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons, gaining valuable insight and an unparalleled experience with stunning results.

Dr. John D. Rachel, a distinguished figure in the realm of facial plastic surgery, holds four board certifications: Facial Plastic Surgery, and by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). He is also esteemed as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, indicating his profound commitment to medical excellence.


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, we believe 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.

A before and after mini tummy tuck surgery by Chicago Breast and Body Aesthetics

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

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Can I get pregnant after a mini tummy tuck?
Pregnancy is entirely possible.

Having a healthy pregnancy after a mini tummy tuck is entirely possible. However, it is best to wait until you are finished having children to schedule your surgery. Abdominal stretching during a subsequent pregnancy may affect your results and could require a revision surgery.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mini-Tummy Tuck Before & After Gallery

Seeing is believing and our before & after gallery is second to none, with thousands of surgeries, and zero serious complications, it’s no wonder our Chicago Breast & Body surgeons are among the Top Tummy  Tuck surgeons in Chicago.

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