WHAT IS A MINI TUMMY TUCK?
Due to hereditary factors, aging, pregnancy, weight loss, and other considerations, diet and exercise alone might not be enough to get rid of the "pooch" that hangs from the bottom portion of your stomach. At Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL, board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin perform a modified abdominoplasty (also called a mini tummy tuck) that works to remove difficult fat and excess skin from the lower portion of the abdomen. Because the affected area is small, this technique calls for a smaller incision when compared to a full tummy tuck. As an added bonus, people usually heal faster following a mini tummy tuck. At your first appointment at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates, Drs. Nuveen and Caplin will go over your worries and goals to help you determine if a mini tummy tuck is right for you.
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"Everyone at CSA is extremely friendly. The surgery went seamlessly. Their client services are excellent. I was given the doctor’s and nurse practitioner’s number to call or text if I had any concerns or questions. The response time for answering my texts was close to immediate. I have never been to a medical office with such wonderful employees."- L.T. / Google / Nov 07, 2022
"Dr.Caplin and Dr.Nuveen work as a team. They are genuine, kind and fully available during the entire process. If you are looking for a mommy maker over or body lift the combination of the two surgeons allows you to get more done at one time. I strongly recommend this duo if you are looking for any surgical cosmetic procedure. You will love them both!"- N.C. / Google / Nov 07, 2022
"Dr Nuveen and Dr Caplin are so incredibly talented…would never go anywhere else!"- D.C. / Google / Nov 06, 2022
HOW IS A MINI TUMMY TUCK DONE?
A full and mini tummy tuck are very alike when it comes to how they're done and the looks they produce. However, a defining difference between the two procedures is that a mini tummy tuck requires a smaller incision. During a mini tummy tuck, liposuction may be performed to remove any stubborn fat. Once this is done, the unwanted extra skin is removed delicately and the remaining tissue is pulled tight, resulting in a toned tummy. While you will have scars after your procedure, incisions are placed so that any scars are able to be hidden underneath undergarments and bathing suits.
Mini Tummy Tuck FAQ
How much does a mini tummy tuck cost?
The exact price of a mini tummy tuck will vary depending on a number of factors, including the patient's own body and goals. During the consultation period, our staff will conduct an in-depth assessment of the body and listen to any questions and concerns before creating a custom treatment plan. At this point, we can offer a detailed estimate of the cost of the procedure.
Is a mini tummy tuck covered by medical insurance?
Unfortunately, no. Due to its classification as an elective procedure, a mini tummy tuck will not be covered by your insurance. However, we often work with our patients to find financing plans that fit within their budgets.
Is a mini tummy tuck painful?
Patients typically experience less pain from a mini tummy tuck than a traditional tummy tuck because of its less invasive nature. There may be some mild swelling and/or bruising, but for the most part, patients do not notice a great deal of discomfort after the surgery.
GET A TIGHTER TUMMY
If you have a stubborn pooch on your lower abdomen that hasn't responded to diet and exercise techniques, a mini tummy tuck may provide you with the outcomes you want. To find out if you qualify for this surgical procedure, reach out to our team in Jacksonville, FL and schedule your consultation with Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin.