Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a comprehensive procedure in which excess fat and skin are removed from the midsection. During a tummy tuck, Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can also firm abdominal muscles to produce a stronger core and slimmer appearance. This procedure can also eliminate the appearance of stretch marks to produce a smoother and more desirable look.

Full tummy tuck surgery addresses both the lower and upper abdomen and is ideal for people who have lost significant amounts of weight, or for women who have had multiple children. Mini tummy tuck surgery focuses on the lower abdomen and may be a good solution for women who have had a caesarian section or an abdominal hysterectomy.

The best way to learn which type of tummy tuck can best meet your needs is through a consultation with Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside. If you are considering tummy tuck surgery in Virginia or Washington, D.C., please contact New Image Plastic Surgery, PLC by phone at 703-742-8004 today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Gartside.

Ideal Mini Tummy Tuck Candidates

Good candidates for mini tummy tuck surgery should be in generally good health and close to their goal weight. This technique addresses excess fat and skin below the belly button, making it best for men and women who only need to address this specific area.

In addition to being healthy and close to your target weight, to be a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck you should be:

  • Prepared for a surgical procedure
  • Ready to take time off from work and normal activities to recover
  • Able to follow specific pre and postoperative directions
  • Committed to adopting a lifestyle that will help maintain your results

There are a number of things to consider prior to undergoing plastic surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Gartside will carefully listen to your concerns, assess your frame, discuss your options, and help you determine which procedures can best help you reach your objectives.

To learn if you are a good candidate for mini tummy tuck surgery, please call 703-742-8004 or complete our online contact form. Dr. Gartside serves patients in the Washington, DC area and multiple parts of Virginia, including McLean, Fairfax, and Reston.