Mini Tummy Tuck Basics


The abdominal area is a trouble spot for many of us. Many people find they are able to achieve some results through diet and exercise, but they need additional help to get the flatter, more youthful abdomen they desire. Abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin to create a more lean and toned look in the abdominal area. For patients with minimal excess skin and muscle laxity in their midsection, Dr. Parker often recommends a mini abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck. This can often help create the smooth contours and toned appearance that they are looking to achieve.


A mini tummy tuck involves a horizontal incision on the lower abdomen similar to a C-section. At the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Parker may recommend the Parker Tummy Tuck. The Parker Tummy Tuck is a relatively new procedure that is a modified lipoabdominoplasty. It involves liposuction of the entire abdomen and limited undermining of the upper abdominal skin flap. Benefits of the Parker Tummy Tuck include improved abdominal shape, lower rate of postoperative complications, less noticeable scarring, and a quicker recovery time. 

Dr. Parker’s abdominoplasty patients recover in Surgiplex, a 2,300 sq. ft. accredited and certified ambulatory surgical facility. Surgiplex is a state-of-the-art facility where patients are able to recover in a secure and relaxed environment.


Abdominoplasty patients can expect to begin walking the day after surgery and can resume normal activities between seven and ten days. For more information on a mini tummy tuck or other plastic surgery procedure, visit the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery’s website or call us at (201) 967-1212.

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Paramus Plastic Surgeon