More and more patients are seeking out mini tummy tucks to address their concerns on the lower abdomen. It’s a less invasive procedure that combats unwanted bulges between the belly button and pelvic bone. While neither a full tuck or a mini tuck is intended for weight loss, both can give you a more sculpted midsection.
Tenley K. Lawton M.D. routinely performs both full and mini tummy tucks at her practice in Newport Beach, CA. She understands what each procedure can effectively do for the patient, and customizes treatments accordingly. After a careful examination, she’ll help determine if you can benefit from a mini tummy tuck rather than a full abdominoplasty.
Can A Mini Tummy Tuck Be A Cost-Effective Alternative?
Absolutely. The national average cost of a mini tummy tuck is somewhere between $4,000-$5,000 compared to a full abdominoplasty that can cost upwards of $6,000+. Keep in mind, your surgery may be much more or much less depending on your individual needs, your surgeon’s skill, and your geographic location.
So, what makes a mini tuck more cost-effective?
#1: Less Time in Surgery
A mini tummy tuck can take less than 2-hours to give the patient an ideal outcome. Meanwhile, a full lift often takes 3-5 hours. Your surgeon accounts for the amount of time you’ll be under the knife when planning your initial cost estimate. Operating facility fees often charge on an hourly basis as well.
#2: Type of Anesthetic Used
In most cases, a mini tuck can be performed solely with a local anesthetic. Patients can also opt to have the surgery done under general anesthesia, however, most are comfortable without it. General anesthesia requires your anesthesiologist to be at your side throughout treatment to monitor and adjust dosages upping your end price tag.
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#3: Less Recovery Time
With a less invasive procedure comes a limited recovery time. Patients are able to return to work more quickly making the overall cost of your procedure less expensive in the long run. Most patients only need 1-week off work after their mini tuck rather than 2-weeks with a full abdominoplasty.
Mini Tummy Tucks in Newport Beach, CA
Dr. Tenley K. Lawton is a board-certified surgeon and a body contouring specialist. She provides each patient with individualized care and custom treatment options. After your initial consultation, Dr. Lawton will provide you with an upfront cost estimate. Dr. Lawton makes sure you know exactly what goes into your procedure and ensures there are no hidden pre or post-surgical expenses.
Tenley K. Lawton M.D. offers several short and long-term financing options for patients seeking to better themselves through cosmetic surgery. Application is quick, easy, and confidential.
Dr. Lawton did a wonderful job with my surgery. Her staff was helpful and caring. I was very impressed with the look of the office and even the gown you usually get in a doctors office (wrinkled green cotton)was black with gold and done in very good taste and made you feel special. I feel so much better about myself and should have had this procedure 30 years ago. You are never too old to fix something your are not happy with.
Take the Next Step
Would you like to learn more about Mini Tummy Tuck procedures? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 835-4617 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.
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