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Mini Tummy Tuck in Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL

Problem areas of the body can refer to body parts which seem to store excess fat and be resistant to diet and exercise. The lower abdomen seems to be one of those problem areas for many people. The lower belly or “pooch” can store excess fat and is often very difficult to tone with regular exercise. The mini tummy tuck can correct the lower abdomen in just one procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis offers this surgery to residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities.

What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

The mini tummy tuck procedure is a version of abdominoplasty which only targets the lower part of the abdomen. In a regular abdominoplasty, the entire abdominal region is targeted and reconstructed during the surgery. However, it is common for the lower abdomen to be much more problematic than the entire abdomen for a variety of reasons. First, this region is especially difficult to target with regular exercises and often goes unnoticed. Second, a variety of factors may contribute to an unattractive lower abdomen including excess skin from pregnancy or weight loss or just sagging due to the aging process.

How Does the Mini Tummy Tuck Work?

During the mini tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Kotis will make an incision and remove excess fat and skin from the targeted area. Once excess skin and fat are removed, the skin will be pulled taut over the area, and sutures will close the incision and hold the tightened skin in place. The procedure is relatively short and typically takes only an hour or two. Results are visible immediately, but will continue to develop over the next few months.

Who is a Strong Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?

If you are unhappy with the look of your abdomen, it is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kotis. At the consultation, Dr. Kotis will help you determine if an abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck would be more appropriate for achieving your desired results. Strong candidates for a mini tummy tuck will be close to his or her ideal weight, finished having children and in good health. The mini tummy tuck results are optimally observed in individuals with excess skin or wrinkling in the region underneath the belly button. Most candidates cite weight loss or pregnancy as the initial factors that contribute to his or her frustration with this region.

How Much Does the Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?

Costs will vary depending on the extent of surgery. This procedure can vary among patients and is different depending on the desired outcome. At a consultation with Dr. Kotis, he will listen to your goals, make suggestions for the procedure accordingly and give you an estimated cost for the agreed upon procedure. Our office proudly offers CareCredit® and Prosper® financing options and accepts cash, credit card and check for payment. Visit our financing page for more information.

We honor written quote for procedures from any board certified plastic surgeon. Listed pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees (includes pre-op, post-op visits and fees for the surgeons, facility, and anesthesia).

If you’re frustrated by excess fat and skin below the belly button, the mini tummy tuck may be an effective solution. For residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis offers this effective, safe procedure at our conveniently located offices. Contact us today to set up an initial consultation.