Mini Tummy Tuck near Philadelphia, PA
Centrally located in Southampton and serving Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties, the Kole Plastic Surgery Center performs mini tummy tucks for patients desiring plastic surgery.
What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck and Is It Right for You?
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A mini tummy tuck is performed when you have extra skin and weak muscles from the umbilicus—or belly button—down to the pubic area.
In this procedure an incision is made extremely low in the pubic area, extending outward toward the groin crease. This incision is carried down through the skin and underlying fat to the musculature. The musculature is then used as a guide to elevate the skin and fat up to the level of the belly button. The muscles are then sutured back to their original position with permanent suture. The external oblique muscles—the one’s side crunches affect—are mobilized toward the midline if they are displaced from their correct locations. This gives a nice trim waist appearance. The excess skin is then excised away, leaving a scar in the bikini line where it will be less noticeable.
What Is the Difference Between a Mini Tummy Tuck and a Full Tummy Tuck?
Are You a Good Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck has most of his or her skin laxity below the belly button. This procedure is usually recommended for patients who have always been in pretty good shape but have plateaued with diet and exercise. This procedure is ideal for people who have less excess tummy area skin or fat that is localized in the mid-abdomen area and who want to tighten the abdominal area below the belly button.
You are also more likely to be satisfied with the results of your mini tummy tuck surgery if you meet certain requirements, such as the following:
- You should be in good general health.
- You should have realistic expectations for the results of your surgery.
- You should not have an eating disorder.
- You should be maintaining a stable weight.
- You should have good skin elasticity for an optimal appearance after recovery.
Dr. Kole will discuss these points and others during your initial consultation.
How Long Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Last?
The results of a mini tummy tuck are permanent, as long as the patient does not have a dramatic weight gain.
We Start with a Consultation
The key to any medical relationship is to ensure that the patient understands what is involved. That’s why you will begin with a consultation with Dr. Kole at his Pennsylvania plastic surgery center. You will discuss your medical history and current health, and talk about the results you desire from your plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Kole will explain various options available for your surgery so you can make informed choices about how to proceed.
The Surgical Procedure
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made low in the pubic area, extending outward toward the groin crease. The incision is carried down through the skin and underlying fat to the musculature. The musculature is used as a guide to elevate the skin and fat up to the level of the belly button. The muscles are then sutured back to their original position with a permanent suture. The external oblique muscles are mobilized toward the midline, giving a nice trim waist appearance. The excess skin is then cut away, leaving a scar in the bikini line, where it will be less noticeable.
Obtaining the Best Results with Dr. Kole
As a board-certified Pennsylvania plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward S. Kole has long experience in performing mini tummy tuck procedures on men and women in his Southampton plastic surgical center. Dr. Kole can help restore your body to a more youthful appearance and make you feel comfortable in your body again.
What Is the Cost of Mini Tummy Tuck in Philadelphia and Bucks County?
The price of a mini tummy tuck will vary depending on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve the desired stomach appearance.
The Kole Plastic Surgery Center accepts cash, check, and credit card (MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, Discover®) as acceptable forms of payment.
Financing is also available through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Advanced Care.
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Contact Us Today for a Consultation
Dr. Edward Kole believes that informed patients make the best decisions regarding their procedures. He listens carefully and provides clear and concise information so that his patients are fully informed about their options before they decide to undergo surgery. Dr. Kole is committed to providing a personable and professional service while building lifelong relationships with his patients. His warmth and concern for his patients is clearly evident throughout his career.
Dr. Kole has been in private practice since 1998 and specializes in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with a special interest in cosmetic surgery. With the opening of our new Plastic Surgery office and Ambulatory Surgery Center on Street Road in Southampton, we are now centrally located to Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. We are pleased to announce that we are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Now, Dr. Kole can provide an atmosphere for high quality, safe and completely private facility to have your plastic surgery procedures performed, all without the need for an overnight stay.
Our office and private, state-licensed ambulatory surgical center is conveniently located at 1003 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966. Please call today to schedule an appointment!