Mini-abdominoplasty, also known as “mini-tummy tuck,” is a surgical procedure designed to address loose abdominal tissue specifically below the belly button. If you are bothered by a protruding lower abdomen but don’t require a full abdominoplasty, this procedure may be the ideal solution for you. With Dr. Veerle Rotsaert’s years of experience and meticulous attention to detail, you can trust that your mini-abdominoplasty will be performed with utmost precision and care.
During the mini-abdominoplasty procedure, Dr. Rotsaert focuses on three key components to achieve optimal results:
Excess Skin Removal: Dr. Rotsaert skilfully removes approximately 5-8cm of excess skin from the lower abdomen. This step helps tighten the remaining skin and create a more contoured appearance. Importantly, the scar resulting from the incision is smaller and conveniently concealed beneath your underwear, ensuring minimal visibility.
Belly Button Preservation: Unlike a traditional abdominoplasty, the mini-abdominoplasty preserves the natural appearance and integrity of your belly button. Dr. Rotsaert ensures that your belly button remains untouched during the procedure, maintaining its aesthetic appeal.
No Muscle Correction: In most cases, a mini-abdominoplasty does not involve muscle correction. This means that the focus is primarily on addressing excess skin and improving the lower abdominal contour. Dr. Rotsaert will assess your unique situation and advise you accordingly on whether muscle correction is necessary or if additional procedures, such as liposculpture or liposuction, may complement your mini-abdominoplasty to achieve the best outcome.
Dr. Veerle Rotsaert is renowned for her expertise in mini-abdominoplasty surgery. Her commitment to delivering exceptional results while prioritising patient comfort and safety sets her apart. As an accredited plastic surgeon with years of experience, Dr. Rotsaert understands the importance of individualised care and tailors each procedure to meet the specific needs and desires of her patients.
Pre-procedure Preparation: If you’re considering a mini abdominoplasty with Dr Veerle Rotsaert, it’s important to schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns and goals. During this consultation, Dr V will evaluate your abdominal area, assess any excess skin or muscle laxity, and understand your desired outcome. She will explain the mini abdominoplasty procedure in detail, including the techniques involved and the expected results. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide guidance on pre-procedure preparations, which may include certain medical tests and adjustments to medications, to ensure a safe and successful surgery.
Risks and Potential Complications: Mini abdominoplasty, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks. Dr Veerle Rotsaert believes in providing her patients with transparent and accurate information. During your consultation, she will explain the potential risks and complications associated with mini abdominoplasty, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, or changes in sensation. However, with her expertise and precise surgical techniques, Dr V aims to minimise these risks and ensure a safe and successful procedure.
Pre-procedure Instructions: Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide you with detailed pre-procedure instructions to follow before your mini abdominoplasty. These instructions may include guidelines on medication management, dietary restrictions, and lifestyle modifications to optimise your safety and surgical outcome. It’s crucial to follow these instructions carefully and address any questions or concerns you may have with Dr V’s team to ensure a smooth and successful procedure.
Preparing for Recovery: Proper preparation for the recovery period is essential for a successful mini abdominoplasty. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide you with personalised guidance on how to prepare for your recovery, including arranging for assistance with daily activities, ensuring you have comfortable post-operative garments, and understanding the healing process. Dr V will provide you with detailed instructions on post-operative care, including guidelines for managing swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Throughout your recovery, Dr Veerle Rotsaert and her team will be there to support you and monitor your progress.
Questions to Ask: When considering mini abdominoplasty, it’s important to have all your questions addressed. Here are some key questions to ask Dr Veerle Rotsaert during your consultation:
During mini-abdominoplasty, Dr. Veerle Rotsaert typically utilises a combination of local anesthesia and intravenous sedation to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure. This approach allows you to remain relaxed and pain-free while ensuring optimal surgical precision. Dr. Rotsaert will carefully evaluate your medical history and individual needs to determine the most suitable anesthesia plan for your mini-abdominoplasty surgery.
The duration of a mini-abdominoplasty procedure can vary depending on individual factors. On average, the surgery takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete. However, it’s important to note that the exact timeframe may differ based on the extent of your unique case and whether additional procedures, such as liposculpture or liposuction, are performed in conjunction with the mini-abdominoplasty. Dr. Veerle Rotsaert will provide you with a more accurate estimate during your consultation and guide you through the expected timeline for your specific procedure.
After undergoing a mini-abdominoplasty with Dr. Veerle Rotsaert, you can expect to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your lower abdomen. The excess skin will be removed, and the remaining skin will be tightened to create a more contoured and aesthetically pleasing silhouette. Dr. Rotsaert’s meticulous surgical technique ensures minimal scarring, with the incision discreetly hidden beneath your underwear.
To ensure optimal healing and long-term results, it is essential to follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Rotsaert. These instructions may include wearing compression garments, adopting specific sleeping positions, and avoiding strenuous activities for a certain period. Additionally, attending your scheduled follow-up appointments will allow Dr. Rotsaert to monitor your progress and address any concerns or questions you may have during your recovery journey.
Recovery times can vary from patient to patient, and the timeline for returning to normal activities after mini-abdominoplasty depends on individual healing and the nature of your work or daily routine. Typically, most patients can expect to resume light activities within one to two weeks following the procedure. However, engaging in more physically demanding tasks or exercise may need to be postponed for a longer period, as advised by Dr. Veerle Rotsaert. It’s crucial to prioritise your recovery and gradually ease back into your regular activities to ensure optimal healing and the best possible results.
Dr. Veerle Rotsaert employs advanced surgical techniques to minimise scarring and ensure discreet incision placement during mini-abdominoplasty. The incision for a mini-abdominoplasty is smaller and strategically positioned, typically hidden beneath your underwear. Over time, the scar will fade and become less noticeable, allowing you to confidently enjoy the results of your surgery. Dr. Rotsaert will provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions to help optimise scar healing and ensure long-term satisfaction with your mini-abdominoplasty outcome.
“As a dedicated plastic surgeon, I believe that mini-abdominoplasty offers a tailored solution for individuals seeking to address loose abdominal tissue below the belly button. With this procedure, we can effectively contour the lower abdomen, providing a more streamlined and balanced appearance.
The mini-abdominoplasty technique I employ focuses on removing excess skin, tightening the remaining skin, and preserving the natural beauty of your belly button. By tailoring each procedure to the unique needs and goals of my patients, I strive to deliver exceptional results and help individuals regain their confidence.
I take pride in my attention to detail and commitment to providing personalised care throughout every step of the mini-abdominoplasty journey. From the initial consultation to post-operative follow-ups, I am dedicated to ensuring your comfort, safety, and satisfaction. Rest assured that you will be in capable hands, and together, we can achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.”
The recovery period after mini-abdominoplasty can vary depending on individual factors and the extent of your procedure. Generally, patients can expect a recovery period of several weeks. During this time, it's important to follow Dr. Rotsaert's post-operative instructions, which may include wearing compression garments, taking prescribed medications, avoiding strenuous activities, and attending follow-up appointments. By adhering to the recommended guidelines, you can support proper healing and achieve the best possible outcome.
Dr. Veerle is known for her meticulous approach and personalised treatment plans. She understands that each patient is unique, and takes the time to listen to their concerns and goals. With a deep understanding of the latest advancements in plastic surgery, Dr. Veerle utilises innovative techniques to achieve natural-looking and harmonious results.
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