Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Mini Tummy Tuck

While a tummy tuck is the perfect procedure to help patients eliminate sagging skin, it may be a little excessive in certain cases. For this reason, Dr. Karamanoukian offers a mini tummy tuck in his Los Angeles office. This procedure is very similar to a traditional tummy tuck—it is simply a miniature version. A mini tummy tuck is designed for patients who have a small “pooch” of skin and fat below their belly button. With his unrelenting expertise in helping patients get the contours they deserve, Dr. Karamanoukian’s mini tummy tuck has patients glowing with the results. To find out more or to set an appointment, please call our office today.

Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck

While a traditional tummy tuck addresses the entire midsection, a mini tummy tuck only addresses the lower abdomen. This area is prone to a buildup of fat as well as loosened tissues following weight loss. Additionally, a mini tummy tuck serves to tighten the underlying muscles, causing the tummy’s overall beauty to be more than just skin deep.

Because a mini tummy tuck does not address the same volume of skin as a traditional tummy tuck, it requires incisions that are much smaller. This results in reduced recovery time and less scarring. A mini tummy tuck is a brief procedure, often lasting only an hour and a half. All in all, a mini tummy tuck produces less trauma to the body, leading to increased patient comfort following the procedure. Further, its cosmetic benefits are stunning, helping patients to finally lose that last little pocket of fat and skin that diet and exercise can’t correct.

  • To summarize, the benefits of a mini tummy tuck include:
  • Less invasive than a traditional tummy tuck
  • Reduced recovery period
  • Increased patient comfort
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Eliminates unwanted skin and fat below the belly button
  • Tightens and strengthens underlying abdominal muscles

If it sounds like a mini tummy tuck may be the correct procedure for you, please call our office to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian.

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Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering a mini tummy tuck, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified, meaning he has proven talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to performing your mini tummy tuck, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your mini tummy tuck, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon.

Each mini tummy tuck takes place in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a handpicked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your mini tummy tuck. In this way, he maintains every safety standard in the book.