While a full tummy tuck may be appropriate for those looking for comprehensive lower body sculpting, a mini tummy tuck offers the same excellent results, only with less downtime and a smaller scar. Jaime Schwartz MD, one of Beverly Hills' top plastic surgeons, offers this procedure to his patients who do not wish or may not need to go through a full tummy tuck. One of Dr. Schwartz most popular procedures, a mini tummy tuck can help you reach your desired goals of a flatter, tighter stomach.
Signature mini tummy tuck
A signature mini tummy tuck with Dr. Jaime Schwartz has the same tightening effects as a full tummy tuck, but this procedure focuses on one part of the abdomen and requires only one incision, very similar to the one used for a C-section. Clients that would benefit from a mini tummy tuck are looking for a tighter, flatter belly with less scarring than a full tummy tuck.
A signature mini tummy tuck may involve endoscopic-assisted surgery, which is less invasive and reduces the amount of time the procedure takes. All of Dr.Schwartz's signature tummy tucks feature Rapid Recovery™, which utilizes a gentler form of general anesthesia and drastically shortens your recovery time.
Following your signature mini tummy tuck procedure, your incision site will be stitched and bandaged, and Dr. Schwartz may have you wear either an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your abdomen as it heals.
Dr. Schwartz will also instruct you on how to best position yourself while either sitting or lying down to help ease any potential pain. Your recovery will take several weeks.
Mini Tummy Tuck Reviews
"With so much going on in a typical family of 7, I have been reluctant and scared to have my tummy worked on. After having 5 children my scar tissue from the 4th c-section pulls to my insides with un-godly sight. As I have been trying desperately to get fit I’m noticing an uncomfortable pain behind my scar tissue. It’s as if a string were being pulled from my back like a doll. I’ve see a few other doctors in the area and no one provided me with the peace of mind like Dr. Schwartz had. I’m hoping to book this procedure in the near future.Because this is such a sensitive issue for me I was a bit shy going into his office. WOW, was all I could say to my hubby later that night. The staff was incredibly sweet and helped me to feel very comfortable and safe. Having this been my third consult I wish I would have started here first! Thank You Dr Schwartz and Staff! You will be seeing me very soon!"- R.I. / Google / Dec 08, 2016
"Life Changing Experience - Words cannot express how happy I am to have found Dr Schwartz and staff. I have been longing to change my life, and that would include a tummy tuck. I went to several doctors but it was something about Dr Schwartz. After I believe around a year later I revisited the office. I knew I was ready and Dr Schwartz was the one. The warmth, comfort, awesome bedside manners, along with the staff..."- C. / RealSelf / Aug 04, 2017
"Tummy Tuck and So Happy - Beverly Hills, CA - After having my children I was shocked at how much loose skin I had around my stomach. My first child was a natural birth and I was able to have a normal stomach after. My second was a c- section, and my stomach was never the same. I had so much extra skin and stubborn fat that wouldn't go away even after a ton of exercise. Dr Schwartz came highly referred to me as a few of my friends went to..."- A. / RealSelf / Oct 21, 2015
"Botched Reverse Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift - Beverly Hills, CA - I am happy to share my success story with you about Dr. Schwartz. My case was well extreme to say the least. I was beginning to feel like "Humpty Dumpy" and wondering if I would make the right choice... If anyone could put the pieces back together. I am 66 years of age. If you looked at me you may guess my age at 40-48. I have 34DD natural breasts. I had taken care of my body and face..."- S. / RealSelf / Jun 23, 2015
"Peace of Mind - With so much going on in a typical family of 7, I have been reluctant and scared to have my tummy worked on. After having 5 children my scar tissue from the 4th c-section pulls to my insides with un-godly sight. As I have been trying desperately to get fit I’m noticing an uncomfortable pain behind my scar tissue. It’s as if a string were being pulled from my back like a doll. I’ve see a few o..."- R. / RealSelf / Nov 08, 2016
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Recovery Facility
mini Tummy Tuck FAQs
am I a good candidate?
For the best results, a signature mini tummy tuck is the ideal body contouring option for those patients with some excess skin, and minimal weakness of the abdominal wall. If you are in good overall health, have tried other methods of slimming and toning and failed, and are looking for abdominal contouring with less scarring than a full abdominoplasty, you may be a good candidate for a signature mini tummy tuck.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your C-section scar, a tummy tuck could remove that scar entirely. The new scar would be a fine white line, strategically placed below the line of your underwear or bikini, with no scarring around the belly button.
What if I get Pregnant?
Dr. Jaime Schwartz recommends waiting until you are done having children before having any abdominal contouring, including a mini tummy tuck. The scar from your tummy tuck could widen or change pigment, and the abdominal muscles will stretch with your pregnancy. In short, it may appear as if you'd never had the mini tummy tuck done at all. If a pregnancy is unavoidable after having your mini tummy tuck, a revision may be needed to restore the results of the original procedure.