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Mini Tummy Tuck

Abdominal Contouring (Tummy Tuck) in NYC

Lose the excess skin and get back to your normal routine in less time. With a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Karlinsky can help to give you the slim body shape you want, whether you’re looking to add a finishing touch after losing weight, or get back your pre-baby body. A mini tummy tuck is a great option for the New York woman who does not have a lot of time to spend recovering from more invasive surgeries, but still wants to feel great about her body. 

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck, or mini abdominoplasty, is the perfect quick-recovery way to achieve a flatter, smoother stomach. You can get the same slimming results as a traditional tummy tuck with half the downtime, half the scar, and half the price.

What can I expect after a mini tummy tuck?

  • Achieve a firmer, thinner midsection
  • Tighten and remove loose abdominal skin
  • Local anesthesia, smaller incision, faster recovery
  • Perfect finishing touch after childbirth
  • Half the investment of a regular tummy tuck

Should I have a mini tummy tuck?

Dr. Karlinsky’s mini tummy tuck is best suited for those who wish to remove a smaller amount of abdominal fat and skin. Those with excess skin that is only below the belly button are best suited for a mini tummy tuck procedure. Mini tummy tucks are great for busy moms who want a faster, easier, and more affordable way to eliminate frustrating, sagging abdominal skin after pregnancy.

Find out if a mini tummy tuck is right for you. Call us today at  646.559.2854  if you have any questions regarding the Tummy Tuck procedure or would like to schedule a Tummy Tuck consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or schedule a consultation online at either of our NYC locations: Manhattan or Brooklyn to learn more about Tummy Tuck. Schedule Consultation Online

How soon can I schedule a mini tummy tuck surgery?

At your personal consultation, Dr. Karlinsky will help you determine if you’re better suited for the mini or a traditional tummy tuck. You’ll schedule your appointment and be on your way to a slimmer tummy.

When will I see the results of my mini tummy tuck?

The results of your mini tummy tuck can be seen immediately. Your clothes will fit better and you’ll be thrilled with your smoother, tighter midsection. Dr. Karlinsky’s mini tummy tucks have patients looking and feeling great about their bodies, and they often continue to lose weight due to the boost in self-confidence.

How should I prepare for a mini tummy tuck?

Since the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, preparation is simple. All you need to do is wear loose, comfortable clothing and arrange for a ride home. It is always advised to stop smoking two weeks before and after surgery to avoid any unnecessary complications.

How does Dr. Karlinsky perform a mini tummy tuck?

The beauty of this procedure is in the name—you get many of the same great benefits of a tummy tuck, in a less invasive way that requires less downtime. During your mini tummy tuck, Dr. Karlinsky will use only local anesthesia to numb your abdomen and make a much smaller incision (comparable to a C-section scar) than is needed for traditional abdominoplasty. She will remove excess skin and fat (liposuction may be needed) from your stomach area, and will leave your navel intact for the most natural recovery results.

Do mini tummy tucks require an overnight stay?

A mini tummy tuck does not require you to stay the night at a hospital. After the procedure, you’ll rest comfortably in our recovery room and then can head home with a loved one in just a few short hours.

How long will my mini tummy tuck recovery take?

Because Dr. Karlinsky uses a smaller incision and only local anesthesia, you can expect to be back on your feet quickly. You will feel some discomfort and tightness in your abdomen and should rest at home for a few days to heal. Most patients are back to work and their busy schedules in less than a week.

What risks are associated with a mini tummy tuck?

Be sure to get adequate rest and follow up with Dr. Karlinsky should you have any concerns during recovery. Though rare, risks may include infection at the incision, visible scarring, bleeding, or wound separation.

Will my mini tummy tuck results last?

Your results will last indefinitely with proper diet and exercise. Take care of your investment by maintaining a healthy weight, and you’ll enjoy your beautiful, new shape long into the future.

How much does a mini tummy tuck cost?

At New Look New Life, mini tummy tuck surgery starts as low as $5,000, a fairly competitive price in the New York area. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky. The cost of your mini tummy tuck will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits with Dr. Karlinsky. We value our patients, always put them first and want to provide you with the best quality service and experience possible. Click here for information on how to financing for your mini tummy tuck in New York.

What are Dr. Karlinsky’s patients saying about mini tummy tuck surgery?

Click here for patient reviews from Dr. Karlinsky’s patients.

What other procedures can help slim my abdomen?

Dr. Karlinsky will help you determine whether you’re better suited for a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. This will depend on the amount of abdominal fat and skin to be removed, as well as the condition of your abdominal muscles. You may also consider incorporating liposuction or Lunchtime Lipo for additional fat removal and contouring. These procedures may be combined with your mini tummy tuck.

At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky is a New York board-certified cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results she is able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, give our office a call today at one of our three New York locations (Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn) and get ready for a new, more confident you.

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Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as facial and body sculpting specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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