Dr. Sorensen performs mini tummy tucks on the men and women of Idaho who do not need to undergo a full abdominoplasty. Like a full tummy tuck, a mini abdominoplasty tightens loose and sagging skin that is resistant to diet and exercise. The ideal candidates for mini tummy tucks are patients who are in good shape, have a relatively good skin tone, but still have an unwanted pooch in their midsection. Dr. Sorensen will consult with his patients to determine which variation of a tummy tuck works best for their desired results.
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"Dr. Sorensen is a fantastic surgeon. I had a TT 3/14/18 after a lifetime of weight gain and weightloss. I never thought I would see the day where i could comfortably wear a thin white t shirt without having to wear spanx. His work is excels, he is precise and efficient!. I have a very thin line for my incision and its lightening with each passing day. He gave me a cute belly button and was very helpful during my recovery. I recommend Dr. Sorensen to anyone who listens. My only regret is not getting BL and arm reduction during my TT procedure. You will not be disappointed. Additonally, the girls in the office are so great. Val has injected my lips twice and done a great job, Harmony is wonderful and so sweet. They are very patient with questions. I love my results, thank you!"- I.G. / Google / Jun 01, 2018
"I had Abdominal plasty May 15, 2018 so far I’m very happy with my results it’s only been a week and a half but it looks amazing! The staff are all very helpful in answering my questions And very nice every time I call.. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sorensen"- T.R. / Google / May 25, 2018
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"Dr Sorensen did my tummy tuck on March 5, 2018. So happy with my results. Surgery was a breeze, just had to plan ahead for the down time. Dr. Sorensen’s work and staff are phenomenal. Felt extremely confident and comfortable at initial meeting, and always delighted to see the doc and his staff. Absolutely LOVE my results, can’t say that enough! Highly recommend Dr. Sorensen and have already referred him to friends."- D.D. / Google / May 10, 2018
The technique used for a mini tummy tuck is similar to that of full abdominoplasty. However, with a mini version the incision is much smaller and the area addressed will be just under the belly button. Liposuction is usually used during this procedure to remove excess fat. The excess skin that remains will be pulled tight so that the tummy has a new toned, flat appearance. In most cases, the belly button is unaffected. Scarring, while it does exist, is minimal and is easily concealed under a bathing suit or under garments.
A mini tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes around 1-2 hours to complete. The recovery generally takes about 4-6 weeks; this is when clearance to resume exercise is usually given. No longer forced to “suck it in”, patients love their results and feel that their abdomens look and feel more toned and fit. The results following a mini tummy tuck are considered permanent unless a pregnancy or significant weight gain occurs, both of which could compromise the results of the surgery.
Abdominoplasty continues to be a popular choice for men and women seeking flatter, tighter stomachs following weight loss and pregnancy. Because a mini tummy tuck is a less extensive surgery than a full abdominoplasty, the cost will be a little less. Most patients can expect to pay between $6,400-$7,500 for a mini tummy tuck.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost Per Treatment
- $6,400 - $7,500
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Mini Tummy Tuck FAQS
Can't I Just Have Lipo?
For mini tummy tuck patients, liposuction alone may be a possibility. Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat only. It is a good surgery choice for patients who have good skin tone and tight abdominal muscles. However, it will not benefit those who have sagging skin. When a patient comes to see us for the first time, we will work together to learn the patient’s aesthetic goals and review the procedures that might help meet those goals. For some, even a little hanging skin may warrant a mini tummy tuck.
Women who have had a C-section will typically have a scar that runs horizontally in the lower abdomen. During a mini tummy tuck, an incision will be made very close to the C-section incision. Once the loose skin is trimmed away and the area is pulled tight, the two incisions are essentially combined into one which will allow for only one scar to remain. This scar will still be located in an area that will be hidden by undergarments and a bathing suit bottom.
What if I get Pregnant?
Abdominoplasty surgery should probably be delayed until after all pregnancies have been completed. The goal of a tummy tuck procedure is to tighten the abdominal wall. Getting pregnant after a tummy tuck may spoil the surgical results.