Mini Tummy Tuck

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Does a tummy tuck sound too drastic? Do you want a flatter and more athletic tummy without visible scars or extended downtime? Dr. Wu provides a highly natural procedure to help you achieve those goals and enhance your waistline with the power of Renuvion skin tightening. The Mini Tummy Tuck provides stunning tummy tuck results with minimal scars. Please schedule an appointment to receive the gift of Wu in The Woodlands or Houston today.

What is the Mini Tummy Tuck?

The Mini Tummy Tuck is Dr. Wu’s unique, minimally-invasive tummy tuck procedure. It’s the ideal option for patients desiring beautifully natural results with minimal (almost imperceptible) scarring and a quick recovery. During this procedure, liposuction is used to remove excess fat tissues from targeted areas, and radiofrequency energy is used to tighten your skin tissues. This allows the surgeon to make significant improvements to your abdomen without repositioning the belly button, thus avoiding the tell-tale sign of a tummy tuck.

What are the features of the Mini Tummy Tuck?

  • Contouring of your abdomen
  • Enhancing your waist
  • Tightening your abdominal skin
  • Liposuction is used to remove excess fat
  • Radiofrequency energy is used to tighten skin
  • Excess skin may be trimmed away

Why choose the Mini Tummy Tuck?

  • Less scarring and faster recovery than a traditional tummy tuck
  • Beautifully natural-looking results

You’re a suitable candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck if you…

  • Are in generally good physical and mental health.
  • Don’t have underlying medical conditions that prevent optimal wound healing or recovery.
  • Don’t smoke or are willing to stop smoking several months before and after the surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations from the Mini Tummy Tuck surgery.
  • Are within 20 to 30 pounds of your ideal body weight.
  • Don’t anticipate future pregnancies or weight fluctuations.
  • Want to make your abdomen look smooth, firm, and athletic.
  • Don’t want to undergo an extended recovery period.

If you have excess abdominal muscle separation (rectus diastasis) and skin tissues, Dr. Wu may recommend the traditional tummy tuck. Both the traditional tummy tuck and Mini Tummy Tuck are meant for body contouring, not weight loss. Dr. Wu will carefully examine your abdomen, discuss your goals, and review your medical history to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for the Mini Tummy Tuck.

woman after tummy tuck
woman with flat stomach

What is done in a Mini Tummy Tuck?

  • Your abdomen and waist are contoured by removing excess fat (liposuction). The surgeon inserts a tube-like device called a cannula into the targeted areas to remove the unwanted fat.
  • Your abdominal skin is tightened with Renuvion, an advanced precision skin tightening technology. During this process, radiofrequency energy is passed into your skin via electrodes to encourage collagen production and skin contracture.
  • If excess skin below your belly button is anticipated after skin tightening, the extra skin will be directly removed through an incision hidden in the bikini line.


How long does the Mini Tummy Tuck last?

As long as you maintain a stable weight, Mini Tummy Tuck results are long-lasting.

Will the Mini Tummy Tuck affect a future pregnancy?

The Mini Tummy Tuck will not affect a future pregnancy because it preserves the normal ability for your abdominal muscles to expand.

Who is the best candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?

If you don’t have abdominal muscle separation (rectus diastasis) and you are close to your ideal body weight, but have a few stubborn areas that you’d like contoured and tightened, then the Mini Tummy Tuck is an excellent option for you.

How is the Mini Tummy Tuck different from a traditional tummy tuck?

The Mini Tummy Tuck uses minimally invasive techniques to contour and tighten your upper and lower abdomen which preserves your natural abdominal architecture. This means your belly button does not need to be moved, avoiding the typical tell tale sign of a tummy tuck.

Contrastingly, a traditional tummy tuck is performed by lifting your abdominal skin from the hips to the ribs. This is great when you have abdominal muscle separation which can be brought back together during surgery. The excess skin is removed through an incision hidden in the bikini line and your belly button is moved to a new opening. This process is much more invasive, but provides a more dramatic tightening for beauties with abdominal muscle separation and advanced upper abdominal skin excess.

Why choose Dr. Wu?

Dr. Wu is one of the leading plastic surgeons specializing in minimally invasive and natural cosmetic procedures in The Woodlands and Houston, TX. She favors procedures that enhance your cosmetic appearance using natural techniques like liposuction and Renuvion skin tightening. As such, your results are completely natural and safe. Please schedule an appointment to explore your tummy tuck options and receive the gift of Wu.

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