Partial Abdominoplasty

The partial or ‘mini’ abdominoplasty is another popular procedure. It is also known as the partial tummy tuck. The main difference between this and the full abdominoplasty is that the belly button (navel) is NOT repositioned.

As a result of this a partial tummy tuck takes around 1 to 2 hours to perform. It is usually performed under a general anaesthetic and will require an overnight stay in hospital.

This can be performed with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as liposuction. This tends to be used if the patient has a great deal of excess fat below the navel.

It is an ideal procedure for those patients who have loose skin or stubborn fat deposits below the belly button. This means that the surgeon makes one small horizontal incision, above your bikini line before removing the excess fat and skin. He/she then closes with wound with stitches.

As this is much the same procedure as the full abdominoplasty or tummy tuck then visit that section for a deeper look at this procedure.

The FAQs below will give you an overview of this procedure.

What is a partial abdominoplasty?

A partial or ‘mini’ abdominoplasty is the process of removing excess rolls of fat and skin from the abdomen. This results in a younger, flatter and shapely looking abdomen.

There is another version of this procedure called an ‘apronectomy’. This is performed on those patients who have a large amount of fat and skin which sags down into the pubic area. This procedure involves the removal of this ‘apron’ of fat and skin; the belly button is left intact.

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