Dr. Maly and his team have adopted a revolutionary minimally invasive approach to the mini tummy tuck that can be safely and effectively performed as an office procedure totally under local tumescent anesthesia.
This technique combines two procedures: liposuction of the abdomen and removal of the excess skin and fat of the lower abdomen. By avoiding the use of general anesthesia or heavy sedation (and complications associated with this type of anesthesia), this new procedure offers an improved postoperative recovery.
For those patients that may need upper abdominal muscle repair in addition to removing excess skin and fat, we can perform an more invasion technique that involves a two-step process in the same day. This procedure is more invasive and may involve muscle tightening and navel reconstruction.
- The first step, which includes liposuction, will be completed in the office setting utilizing local tumescent anesthesia.
- The second step, which includes the abdominoplasty, muscle repair and umbilical reconstruction will be performed at a local surgical center as it will require more sedating anesthesia.
Patients interested in having a tummy tuck may have different concerns with different goals. We will do a consultation to discuss these and evaluate and recommend the type of procedure needed to achieve the best results.