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Mini Abdominal Lift

Surg. Harun Şimşek MD

Cosmetic Surgeries

Mini Abdominal Lift

If the deformity in the abdominal region of the patient is limited, abdominal lift surgery should be performed in a more limited area. Mini abdominal lift procedure is a technique used in cases where the problems in the abdominal region are less.

If the problems in the abdominal region are limited to the part under the belly and if there is no sagging or excess skin in the upper part of the belly and there is only fattening, mini abdominal lift can be carried out and the excess skin under the belly can be removed using a shorter incision. This procedure is called mini abdominal lift since it is a more minor procedure than the conventional abdominal lift surgery.

Usually, 1 night of hospital stay is enough. There may be tension, pain and tenderness for 24-48 hours following the procedure. The sensation of tension is reduced on the 3rd day. The use of a corset is required. Within 2-3 weeks, the patient can return to daily life activities to a great extent. The resulting scars are evident in the first few months, gradually fading over time.

Complete abdominal lift instead of mini abdominal lift procedure produces better results in patients who have excessive sagging in the abdomen and excess skin in the upper abdominal region.

Mini abdominal lift procedure can be performed in combination with several surgical procedures (breast, nose, etc.), especially liposuction. Performing these procedures in combination does not adversely affect the healing period.

Generally, it takes a shorter time compared with the complete abdominal lift procedure. The incision is planned to go through the groin.

The lateral length depends on the amount of excess skin and the extent of expansion towards the waist. Trying to keep the scar short may lead to the formation of skin folds, called “dog ears”. These can then be corrected under local anaesthesia, if necessary.