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Mini Tummy Tuck

About Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery

We Offer Drainless Tummy Tucks. Find out if you are a candidate.
Mini tummy tuck surgery is also referred to as mini abdominoplasty surgery. This cosmetic procedure offers modest improvements to women or men in Indianapolis and Carmel who have only a small amount of lower excess skin or fatty tissue, or wall laxities. This procedure targets excess skin and fat from the belly button downward, with the option of improving skin around the navel (sometimes with a slight downward shift in navel position), or wall muscle tightening.

Ideal Candidates

Healthy patients who want to contour their lower abdomen and get rid of that pooch are ideal candidates for a mini tummy tuck. Patients looking to address a larger area of their abdomen often prefer the full tummy tuck procedure.
Candidates for a mini tummy tuck want to put the finishing touches on their ideal body after consistent diet and exercise. Candidates must have realistic goals.
A mini tummy tuck procedure is appropriate for patients planning to maintain their body weight after the procedure.

Your Consultation

During your consultation, we will discuss your goals for the procedure. Tell us if you are taking any medications or supplements. We will examine your abdomen, evaluate your overall health, and look over your medical history.
We will create a surgical plan according to your goals. Medications and supplements may be stopped or replaced in preparation for your mini tummy tuck.

DR’s Tip on The Drainless Abdominoplasty:

When inquiring about the challenges associated with an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, numerous patients highlight the discomfort associated with the drainage system. Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate excess fat and skin, resulting in a firmer, more sculpted abdominal profile. In traditional approaches to this surgery, the body tends to accumulate fluid between the skin-fat layer and the underlying musculature before these layers fully adhere during the healing process. To manage this, small tubes are strategically placed to facilitate the removal of excess fluid, ensuring a smoother recovery and optimal results.

Recent advancements and studies have illuminated the efficacy of the quilting technique, which notably obviates the necessity for drains while concurrently facilitating progressive skin tightening from the abdomen downwards. In 2002, Drs. Harlan and Todd Pollock introduced their pioneering method for a drainless abdominoplasty. This approach involves meticulous additional suturing of the abdominal tissues to eliminate the space typically necessitating drainage tubes. This innovative concept resonated strongly with our practice, marking a significant evolution in our surgical methodology.

Before & After


Real Results

View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. John Aker.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any elective operation is both safer and more effective the closer one is to their ideal weight. This will be evaluated during your consultation. Specific instructions will be given to help you prepare for the mini tummy tuck procedure, including getting closer to your goal weight.

There is a possibility that pregnancy can re-create excess skin and cause loosening of the muscles.Unfortunately, this is an unpredictable occurrence. Patients who have pregnancy plans within a year or two may be advised to postpone the procedure.

It will be ideal to have the mini tummy tuck at least several months after giving birth and breastfeeding.

A mini tummy tuck typically is less painful than standard tummy tuck. The one variable which really sets the pain level is wall tightening. If significant muscle tightening is done, a few days of narcotics can be helpful.
The scar for a mini tummy tuck varies in its extent between hip bones, but shorter than the scar of a standard tummy tuck. This will be determined at your consultation. The scar will be placed low, just at the top of the pubic hairline.
A mini tummy tuck procedure does not affect the “love handle” area. However, there are other procedures that can be recommended for treatment, for example: liposuction or extended tummy tuck.
Showering is fine the day after surgery. Aftercare instructions will be provided, including the “Do’s and Don’ts” the patient must observe during the recovery period.

Arrange Your Consultation

Schedule a consultation to learn more about what a mini tummy tuck in Carmel, Indianapolis, can do for you. Contact our office today to set up your appointment.
Denise Reister
Denise Reister
18 January 2024
I saw Nate for laser hair removal today for the third time. I’ve also seen him for Botox injections. He carefully explains everything he is doing. He is such a kind & caring human. I will definitely use him again & again.
Peggy Brennan
Peggy Brennan
18 January 2024
Samantha was wonderful. She definitely knew what she was doing and was also friendly & personable.
jennifer foltz
jennifer foltz
17 January 2024
The staff is always friendly, professional, and accommodating. Dr. Akers is to the point but listens intently to any concerns (as does the PA!)
15 January 2024
I recently went for a consultation and the staff was very friendly. Dr. Akers was very nice, polite, professional, and respectful. He explained everything really well of what to expect with the procedure I’m interested in. I was very pleased.
Angie Duzan
Angie Duzan
12 January 2024
I had my consultation with Dr Akers. The office staff and the doctor are all so very friendly. They made me feel very comfortable..I have never felt so welcome in a doctor office as I do with Myplastic surgery group. They are all friendly,knowledgeable on procedures and helpful! Dr. Akers is just the most down to earth doctor I have ever met. I travel from Bloomington and will do it every time.I highly recommend this place. They offer a variety of services! Angie Duzan
Amanda Westfall
Amanda Westfall
11 January 2024
Samantha is an incredible injector. She did my Botox for forehead and crows feet- it was a very positive experience with very little discomfort - thank you so much for keeping me young!
Cheryl OBrien
Cheryl OBrien
10 January 2024
I am very pleased with my results of having a tummy tuck with Dr Aker. I am 4 months post op. The before and after pics are astounding! His office staff are always friendly and make sure that I have all my questions answered. I'm so glad that I chose this doctor. I had a great experience overall.
marisol Goodan
marisol Goodan
9 January 2024
Great overall first experience with my consultation. Dr Reddy and the staff were very professional, knowledgeable and answered all my questions thoroughly.

Meet Dr. Aker

Dr. Aker, an Indianapolis plastic surgeon affiliated with several area hospitals, has lectured and is published widely on a variety of plastic surgery topics. Dr. Aker brought several new techniques in cosmetic surgery to Indianapolis and Carmel including the endoscopic breast augmentation (“endo aug”) and Asian eyelid surgery.

Meet Dr. Reddy

After completing her undergraduate degree at Lehigh University, Dr. Reddy earned her medical doctorate degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She went on to complete an accredited transitional year internship and ophthalmology residency at the highly regarded Emory University, where she distinguished herself as a highly skilled surgeon, having received her surgical training from world-renowned mentors at the Emory Eye Center, one of the top training programs institutions in the country.

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