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AirSculpt® Tiny Tuck™

Like A Mini Tuck, but With Added Fat Removal and Dissolvable Stitches? Yes Please

Moms, this article is for you. It doesn't matter if you're a new mom that just delivered her baby or if your kids are now over 30. The idea of returning to your pre-baby body might be something you've desired for a while now, isn't it? I know the thought has crossed my mind more than once. 

Following childbirth, most moms have saggy skin, muscle weakness, and extra fat in the abdominal area. If you're one of those moms, you're likely the perfect candidate for a Mini Tuck.

A Mini Tuck might be seen as a regular Tummy Tuck, but it is specially designed for those mothers who want to remove that excess fat from pregnancy and a cesarean section commonly known as a pooch. The procedure invasively reshapes and tightens the abdominal area, helping to achieve a slimmer, softer, and aesthetically pleasing figure. 

We all know having a firmer and flatter midsection can improve the way we look or how our clothes fit, but it also impacts the way we feel and our self-esteem levels. Moms everywhere are considering this procedure as a way to feel like themselves again after pregnancy.

Mini Tuck: Is it the Right Procedure?

Mini Tucks are performed under general anesthesia. You will be asleep for the duration of the procedure, which lasts about two hours. The doctor creates a wide incision to extract and tighten skin while potentially also removing fat located in the lower abdominal area (from the belly button to the pubic bone). Lower abdominal muscles can also be tightened and reshaped. 

This procedure can, if desired, include aggressive fat tissue removal, contouring the area, and tightening the skin with tension sutures. These sutures are used to close the incision, remaining in place for the entirety of the recovery process. 

As you can gather, the procedure is quite invasive and surgically challenging. Not only does it require general anesthesia that carries some risks itself, but it also combines different techniques in one process, adding to the lengthy recovery needed. 

Mini Tucks include an extensive list of risks and side effects that may affect your overall expectations and body goals. The more you research the dangers of this procedure, the better expectations you may have when choosing a treatment. 

Risks of traditional tummy tucks and Mini Tucks may include:

  • Severe bleeding and infections
  • Poor wound healing
  • Death of fatty tissues found in the skin (Fat Necrosis)
  • Veins thrombosis (collapsing veins)
  • Cardiac or pulmonary complications
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Fluid accumulation (Seroma)
  • Unappealing scarring

It is also important to note that downtime for this surgery is around four weeks, with pain and severe swelling to be expected. You'll have to attend check-ups periodically with your surgeon while limiting movement and activities during the entire recovery process.

AirSculpt® Tiny Tuck™: Your Solution

AirSculpt® is a much faster, reliable, and successful process than traditional body sculpting methods. After removing unwanted fat with the patented AirSculpt® technique, a small incision is made discreetly below the bikini line to remove extra skin. 

The AirSculpt® Tiny Tuck™ process uses dissolvable sutures and local anesthesia. You're awake throughout the treatment and can listen to your favorite music. No drains are used, and almost all patients return to work and normal activities in three days.

Benefits of the AirSculpt® Tiny Tuck™ include: 

  • No general anesthesia used, only local
  • Dissolvable stitches, no removal required (leaving no extreme scar)
  • No drains needed
  • Can be combined with AirSculpt® 

Tiny Tuck™ is meant to help get rid of excess loose skin in the belly area, a "pooch" often associated with cesarean scars. Both procedures are done while you're awake and require minimal downtime. It can be combined with AirSculpt® so you can get that specific body that you've always wanted and still focus on your baby or routine like you've never have before. 


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