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After a C-section, a small scar-based lump may appear, causing an irregular surface that interferes with smooth, flat-lying clothing. While it does not address loose skin or fat above the belly button as a tummy tuck does, the petite tuck is effective in contouring the region above the pubic hairline.

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is an option for several scenarios, ranging from a slight bulge above a C-section scar to someone with a large amount of redundant skin below the navel who needs a speedier recovery, often due to variables such an inability to get ample time off from work. A petite tuck is a powerful, minimally invasive way to optimize a tummy with limited skin excess or help give a boost to someone who simply needs some momentum at the outset of their weight loss journey. 

Before & After Mini Tummy Tuck

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What are the advantages of a petite tuck?

    • A flatter, more elegant pubic area and lower abdomen
    • Elimination of the annoying bulge often seen after a C-section
  • Does not require general anesthesia
  • Quicker recovery
  • No drains
  • Frequently provides a psychological boost to those who want a dramatic change who are beginning their weight loss journey

Who is an ideal candidate for the petite tuck?

  • Those seeking change only in the lower portions of the tummy
  • People without significant muscle separation from childbirth
  • People with limited time off (one week) before having to go back to work
  • Patients that are not ideal candidates for general anesthesia
  • Individuals who need a boost in their appearance to help jumpstart a healthy lifestyle

What can I expect from my mini tummy tuck?

  • Quicker recovery since there is no general anesthesia
  • Ability to return to desk-type work in 5 to 7 days
  • No drains
  • Contouring isolated to the skin directly around the pubic region
  • Lifting of the sagging pubic area seen following childbirth
  • Most all C-section scars will be removed with a petite tuck

Why choose Dr. Pratt for the petite tuck?

Dr. Pratt encourages open and honest discussions with his patients, who trust Dr. Pratt to only perform procedures he wholeheartedly believes are in their best interest. Passionate about well-being, safety and natural-looking outcomes, Dr. Pratt is among the first doctors that local patients choose for referral when asked by their friends, family, or coworkers for recommendations. From his in-depth consultation to his meticulous attention to detail in the operating room and his amazing staff, Dr. Pratt is able to deliver not just superb results but an EXPERIENCE that is so refreshingly personable that you’ll want to tell a friend. 

After receiving his medical degree at the University of Florida, Dr. Pratt completed eight years of surgical training, where he did his general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, and a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He maintains his staff plastic surgery privileges at four local Charlotte area hospitals and continues to take emergency room and facial trauma calls at most of these facilities, including the Level One Trauma Center in uptown Charlotte, NC.

Bespoke Plastic Surgery and Dr. Pratt are located in the heart of Ballantyne in beautiful south Charlotte, where his private practice is dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face.

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