Get a New, Slimmer Tummy Today!
Do you want to reduce the appearance of loose and sagging skin around the tummy? We offer the AWAKE mini tummy tuck cosmetic surgery procedure in our Langhorne, PA medical center under local anesthesia. The Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery provides exceptional results.
The Avelar Awake Tummy Tuck is a unique alternative to traditional invasive tummy tuck surgery. Combining abdominoplasty and liposuction, Dr. Patel can reduce excess skin, and tighten and tone the abnormal area without intensive cutting or the need for anesthesia.
Dr. Patel offers Avelar Tummy Tucks as a body contouring procedure in her Philadelphia area cosmetic surgery center. A highly-trained cosmetic doctor, Dr. Patel has advanced training in the method to provide highly predictable and natural looking results.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States. The popularity of this surgery has skyrocketed in recent years, with more people selecting it than ever before. One reason for this surge is that the tummy tuck procedure has evolved and improved greatly over the past decade.
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can tighten skin, remove excess fat and smooth out the surface of your abdominal areas. It can also reduce protruding navels, giving you a more attractive profile.
The procedure can be performed in different ways, depending on your specific needs and the state of your body. You’ll typically receive liposuction along with your tummy tuck, or it can be performed without it. The result of a tummy tuck will often last for quite some time, but it’s always important to research the best surgeon before making the decision.
The Awake Mini Tummy Tuck at Center for SmartLipo
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat on the abdomen, hips, and thighs. It is a cosmetic surgery that we do to improve the look of your abdomen and waistline. The procedure usually takes up to two hours. We perform the mini tummy tuck procedure under local anesthesia, but this is dependent on the patient’s medical history.
In some cases, we may use liposuction to reduce the amount of fat in the treatment area and help improve results. The cost of this procedure varies greatly depending on your insurance, and whether or not you choose to have it done at an accredited hospital or clinic.
The procedure reduces excess skin that typically is a result of childbirth or weight loss. This procedure does not address muscle tears or the relocation of the belly button that is often necessary with more extensive skin removal.
Dr. Patel will meet with you to determine if the in-office Mini Tummy Tuck is right for you. She will perform a thorough physical examination and discuss your personal cosmetic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for the mini tummy tuck?
Dr. Patel will evaluate your health, medical history, and cosmetic goals before recommending a treatment plan. The Mini Tummy Tuck is not appropriate for patients who are obese, have certain medical conditions or have minimal/excessive loose skin.
Is there a long recovery time after a mini tummy tuck?
We perform mini tummy tuck procedures under a local anesthetic. Most patients leave the Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery within a couple of hours of surgery. We recommend a 2 – 3 day mild recovery period to ensure maximum results.
How soon will results be noticeable?
Patients typically see results right away. Although, you will see best results after initial swelling subsides and the area heals. Dr. Patel will suggest compression garments to wear for a period of time after in-office lipo treatment for maximum results.
What are the benefits of a mini tummy tuck?
For women, a mini tummy tuck can help tighten loose skin that can be the result of both pregnancy and c-section delivery. The procedure will reduce sagging skin and support an increase in muscle tone as a result of diet and exercise. This is especially true for men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight.
You can maintain results from your procedure through regular exercise and a healthy diet that reduces the risk of weight gain.
What can an Awake Tummy Tuck achieve for me?
The Avelar Awake Tummy Tuck is like a “mini tummy tuck”. Dr. Patel reccomeneds the Avelar Tummy Tuck for patients that want to tighten loose abdominal skin. Many patients who have experienced weight loss or loosening of skin due to childbirth can benefit from an awake tummy tuck.
Can an Avelar Tummy Tuck fix an abdomen tear?
No. Avelar Awake Tummy Tucks are not designed to address muscle tears or relocation of a belly button. For patients with more complex requirements, Dr. Patel may recommend an alternative treatment for optimal results.
Dr. Patel will meet with you, perform a thorough physical examination and discuss your personal cosmetic goals to determine if the Avelar Tummy Tuck is right for you.
Other and Non-surgical Options
Laser liposuction removes excess fat while tightening the skin. If you have a minor issue around your midsection, or aren’t ready for surgery, you may be well suited for one of our nonsurgical body contouring procedures to help tighten skin, such as Vivace microneedling. Contact Dr. Durvi Patel and our team at The Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery to learn more.