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Mini Tummy Tuck in Jacksonville, FL

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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.


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.

What Are the Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck?

At Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates, many of our patients in Jacksonville, FL love the mini tummy tuck. It provides an immeasurable amount of upside, as well as unmatched results. These benefits include:

  • Less surgery time and downtime than a traditional tummy tuck
  • Tighter, younger-looking skin
  • Minimal scarring
  • More aesthetic body profile and contour

Am I a Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Generally speaking, the mini tummy tuck is reserved for patients with mild to moderate concerns, like loose skin and stubborn fat, involving the lower abdomen specifically. Patients considering a mini tummy tuck should be in good health, non-smokers, and should already be at or near their goal weight. Patients who have a significant amount of loose, hanging skin or excess fat, as well as those whose concerns also affect the portion of the abdomen above the bellybutton, may benefit by a more extensive body contouring procedure vs. a mini tummy tuck. Following a thorough consultation and exam, our experienced providers can help you better understand whether a mini tummy tuck may be an appropriate solution for you.

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.


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.

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