A mini tummy tuck may be right for you if you have a small amount of fat or tissue below your navel that keeps you from having the slim, toned appearance that you want. Unlike a full tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck will only smooth and tighten skin below your navel instead of your entire abdomen. During a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Bottger will make a small incision above your pubic region to remove loose skin. Depending on your body’s needs, he may also perform liposuctionto remove excess fat. Your belly button is usually not repositioned in a mini tummy tuck. The mini tummy tuck is not right for everyone. You should consult with Dr. Bottger to understand the difference between the mini and the full tummy tuck and decide which procedure will give you the results you are looking for. Dr. Bottger often recommends the full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) for patients because the results are far superior to the mini tummy tuck procedure. However, each patient is different, and Dr. Bottger will listen to your goals and concerns before recommending the right treatment for you. If you are ready to find out how a mini tummy tuck can enhance your figure, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your plastic surgery consultation. We serve patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.