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The Ultimate Guide
To Your Dream
Tummy Tuck

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A mini tummy tuck, also known as a partial abdominoplasty, is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdominal area. This technique is best suited for individuals who have a modest amount of subumbilical fat and loose skin that fails to respond to conventional weight loss and exercise regimens. Compared to a full abdominoplasty, a mini tummy tuck is less invasive and requires a shorter recovery period.

This article aims to provide comprehensive information about mini-tummy tuck surgery. It is recommended that individuals interested in this procedure schedule a consultation with the Breast & Body Clinic to explore their options and determine if a mini tummy tuck is a viable choice.

Who is a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck?

The mini abdominoplasty procedure requires careful consideration of patient eligibility. Ideal candidates for the procedure are those in good health who maintain a stable weight and possess realistic expectations for the desired outcome. Moreover, patients should have good skin elasticity and only minor amounts of excess skin in the abdominal region.

Patients with substantial skin laxity or abdominal muscle separation may necessitate a complete tummy tuck procedure. Smokers and people with diabetes, heart problems, or weaker immune systems may not be good candidates for the mini tummy tuck. Women who plan on having children may also be advised to defer the procedure until after childbirth, as pregnancy can cause the abdominal skin to stretch and undermine the surgery’s benefits.

A healthcare professional with expertise in cosmetic surgery should evaluate individual needs and recommend the most appropriate action. A thorough consultation with a qualified healthcare provider is necessary before undergoing a mini-tummy tuck procedure.

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A mini tummy tuck can help you achieve a flatter and more toned abdomen, giving you the confidence to feel your best.

What Happens During Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A mini-tummy tuck surgery removes lower abdominal fat and skin under general anaesthesia. The length of the incision may vary depending on the amount of tissue to be removed.

The surgeon first cuts the lower abdomen above the pubic area. Excess skin and fat are removed, revealing the muscles. To tone and flatten the abdomen, the muscles are tightened and sutured.

After surgery, the incision is meticulously sutured, and a compression garment may be prescribed for the patient. The duration of the surgical procedure typically spans one to two hours, depending on the complexity and scope of the procedure.

Patients may leave the hospital the same day after surgery but should rest and avoid heavy activity for several weeks. This ensures healing and reduces complications.

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Recovery and Post-Operative Care

Recovery and post-operative care are critical components of a mini-tummy tuck procedure. Several factors, including surgical technique, health status, and aftercare measures, determine the patient’s ability to recover promptly and without complications.

  • Patients may experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising following surgery, which typically subsides over time. The plastic surgeon may prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to manage pain and prevent infection.
  • Following the surgeon’s instructions and attending all follow-up appointments are essential for optimal healing and recovery.
  • Patients must limit physical activities, such as exercise and heavy lifting, for at least four to six weeks after the surgery.
  • Compression garments may be prescribed to help reduce swelling and improve healing. Patients should avoid smoking and alcohol consumption during recovery, as these can impair the body’s ability to heal.
  • Post-operative scarring is expected, and proper care can help minimise its appearance.
  • Patients should keep the incision site clean and dry, apply topical ointments as directed, and avoid exposing the scar to direct sunlight for at least six months.

The length of recovery and post-operative care for the Mini Tummy Tuck procedure may vary depending on the patient’s circumstances. The abdominoplasty surgeons will provide specific instructions and guidance on ensuring optimal healing and recovery. It is crucial to adhere to these instructions and to seek medical attention if any complications or concerns arise.

Benefits and Risks of a Mini Tummy Tuck

Mini tummy tucks are considered safe but have risks. This section discusses the benefits and drawbacks of a mini tummy tuck.

Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck

  • Improved Appearance: The mini tummy tuck procedure confers several benefits, prominent among them being the notable improvement in the aesthetic appearance of the lower abdomen. This surgical intervention effectively targets the removal of excess adipose tissue and skin, resulting in a flatter and smoother contour of the abdominal area.
  • Improved Confidence: Many people who undergo a mini tummy tuck report increased self-confidence and self-esteem following the procedure. Improved body image can lead to an overall improvement in mental health.
  • Short Recovery Time: Compared to a standard tummy tuck, the recovery time for a mini abdominoplasty is generally shorter. Patients can often return to work and normal activities within a few days to a week following the procedure.
  • Less Invasive: A mini tummy tuck procedure is less invasive than a full tummy tuck. This means there is less scarring and a lower risk of complications.
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A mini-tummy tuck can improve your abdominal area, posture, and confidence.

Risks of a Mini Tummy Tuck

  • Bleeding and Infection: As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of bleeding and infection. The risk of these complications can be minimised by following all pre- and post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon.
  • Scarring: Scarring is a potential risk associated with all tummy tucks, including the mini tuck. However, the incision for a mini tummy tuck is smaller than that of a full tummy tuck, and the resulting scar is generally less noticeable.
  • Numbness and Sensitivity: Following a mini abdominoplasty, there is a risk of numbness and sensitivity in the treated area. This can be temporary or permanent and can be minimised by following all post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon.
  • Unsatisfactory Results: While a mini-tummy tuck can significantly improve the appearance of the lower abdomen, there is no guarantee of results. Patients should have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure.

Why Choose Breast and Body UK For Your Mini Tummy Tuck?

Our team is committed to assisting patients in achieving their desired outcomes and ensuring their satisfaction and long-term well-being.

We strongly emphasise patient-centred care, working closely with patients to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and concerns. Our team of experienced and skilled plastic surgeons specialises in various cosmetic procedures and utilises the latest techniques and technologies to deliver safe and effective treatment.

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Meet Mr Siddiqui

MBBS (Hons), MRCS Ed, M.Ch., FRCS (Plastic Surgery), Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, Chester, Manchester, and Preston

Mr. Siddiqui is a highly skilled consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeon with extensive training and expertise in plastic surgery. He has been recognised as one of Manchester’s top ten cosmetic surgeons for his exceptional skills and knowledge. Mr. Siddiqui is fully committed to providing exceptional care and achieving optimal patient outcomes.

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Mini Tummy Tuck Cost

The Mini Tummy Tuck procedures start at £3,000 to £6,000. This may vary depending on several factors, including the surgeon’s experience and reputation, the facility’s location, and the extent of the procedure.

Patients are advised to consult with Mr. Siddiqui, our experienced plastic surgeon. During the consultation, Mr. Siddiqui will thoroughly assess the patient’s particular condition to determine their suitability for the procedure. He will also provide a personalised cost estimate for the mini-tuck, taking into account the specific needs and requirements of the patient.

At the Breast and Body Clinic, we recognise that each patient has unique characteristics and requirements, and as such, we personalise our treatment strategies to meet their specific goals.


I had three procedures done with Mr Siddiqui, lip lift, breast implants and labiaplasty. I did a lot of research into surgeons and Mr Siddiqui stood out to me online he has a great profile and amazing reviews. My first consultation went really well, I was completely at ease, Mr Siddiqui explained everything thoroughly. A few weeks later I was in hospital having my procedures done, I was very well looked after and everything went smoothly. The aftercare was great. Between appointments Mr Siddiqui was only a WhatsApp or text message away, he was in touch everyday to begin and if I had any concerns he always replied quickly. I’m 6 weeks on from my procedures now and I am healing well and feeling great. I am very happy with my results. I can’t recommend Mr Siddiqui enough.

Lip Lift, Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)

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Dr Siddiqui is the best surgeon I’ve ever had, I’ve had surgeons in the past and he is very professional and supportive. He listens to you, and he gives you the exact result you are after if not better than expected , he also gives advice and tells you if something wouldn’t look right. I am very very happy with my results and I will be using Dr Siddiqui for any future needs. Dr Siddiqui’s after care is none questionable, he checks on you daily, he is always there if you need to ask him questions and he is hard working and patient. I cannot think of anything constructive other than positive, thank you for giving me the best results and being the best surgeon!!

Breast Augmentation (Enlargement), Breast Implant Removal

Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)

Mr Siddiqui was very personable and very clear as to what would happen, what my options were. He had time for questions and he therefore made the whole experience as easy as possible. His surgical work was faultless and he performed my labiaplasty, surrounded by a great team, in a great hospital. I would highly recommend his services to anyone thinking of this surgery. First class assistance from Barbara doing all the arrangements. I felt completely safe from start to finish and the surgery was a success. I am so pleased I chose Mr Siddiqui, I just wish I’d done it sooner.


Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)

I had a Breast Reduction with Mr Siddiqui on the 6th May 2022. My breasts were extremely heavy and low. I ended having 2.5kgs removed in total. Right from the 1st consultation, I felt I was listened too, and my questions were answered thoroughly. I was treated with respect and dignity by Mr Siddiqui and all the nursing staff, and nothing was ever too much trouble. Every single aspect of my care and surgery has been excellent. I am Very Happy with my results so far. Mr Siddiqui is a Professional who takes pride in his work. He can be trusted. Would I recommend him? 100% Yes absolutely! Thank-you Mr Siddiqui You have changed my quality of life. I feel so much more confident. I am looking forward to being able to buy underwear/swim wear and clothes off the peg. Now that feels fantastic. But the best thing of all is: I can now look in the mirror and like what I see.

Breast Reduction

Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)

Mr Siddiqui was very informative in my initial consultation. He took time to explain the procedures and answer my questions. I never felt rushed or pressured at all. He was open and honest with what to expect and the results I wanted to achieve. I am three months post Tummy Tuck, muscle repair and Liposuction, I am so pleased with my results. I can’t believe it’s me! My after care has been great, I’ve had full support and even daily contact when initially post op. I would do it again tomorrow. I have seen this said by others but it’s true, I should of done it sooner!

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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)

Having wanted a full tummy tuck for over 10yrs I decided to take the plunge. After speaking to a couple of surgeons I settled with Dr Siddiqui, on our first meeting I was put at ease with a full explanation of what would happen. I am Having wanted a full tummy tuck for over 10yrs I decided to take the plunge. After speaking to a couple of surgeons I settled with Dr Siddiqui, on our first meeting I was put at ease with a full explanation of what would happen. I am now 2wks post op from my tuck and liposuction and I can’t believe the results already and how little pain I’ve had. My expectations have been exceeded. Dr Siddiqui has contacted me regular to ensure that I am ok. I would highly recommend Dr Siddiqui and would not hesitate to use him for any future surgery. A fantastic surgeon. I honestly can’t wait to get my bikini on. to use him for any future surgery. A fantastic surgeon. I honestly can’t wait to get my bikini on. 2wks post op from the tuck and liposuction and I can’t believe the results already and how little pain I’ve had. My expectations have been exceeded. Dr Siddiqui has contacted me regular to ensure that I am ok. I would highly recommend Dr Siddiqui and would not hesitate to use him for any future surgery. A fantastic surgeon. I honestly can’t wait to get my bikini on. to use him for any future surgery. A fantastic surgeon. I honestly can’t wait to get my bikini on.

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So glad I chose Dr Siddiqui, after searching for a qualified surgeon he stood out from the rest! He sounded perfect for my breast reduction. When I went for my consultation he made me feel at ease and explained everything very clearly. He was so nice and suggested a size that would suit my frame. His secretary Rachel, clinic team and staff were also very nice! Surgery went really well. Dr Siddiqui gave me his mobile number to text or call if I needed anything. The morning after surgery he messaged me to see how I was, which I thought was lovely. My recovery was really good, I was back at work a week later. I am very pleased with the result, just love my new size. Dr Siddiqui is an excellent surgeon and I highly recommend him.

Breast Reduction

Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)

Mr Siddiqui was great throughout my entire process. Consultation was thorough and covered every question or worry that I had. Despite being scared on the day, Mr Siddiqui and other staff helped me feel comfortable going through with surgery and since then the aftercare has been great. Any concerns I’ve had were discussed with me and resolved, regular check-ups since surgery and lifelong aftercare is amazing! Would definitely recommend


Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)

I highly recommend Mr Siddiqui to anyone who is considering a cosmetic procedure. Thanks to the extremely positive reviews provided by his past and present patients, it was very easy to choose him. From initial contact with his secretary and two meetings with Mr Siddiqui prior to my procedure and the aftercare I received, I could not have wished for a more professional, caring, and high-quality medical experience. This review adds to countless other 5-star reviews for Mr Siddiqui and hopefully will allay any concerns about undergoing a cosmetic procedure under him. I would also advise reading many of Mr Siddiqui’s superb reviews. They are testimony to his friendly and approachable character and professionalism. Thank you so much Mr Siddiqui. I am absolutely delighted with the outcome of my procedure.

Breast Surgery

Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)

Absolutely over the moon with my results, consultations and aftercare provided by Dr Siddiqui. Responds to all of my queries or concerns and easy to book appointments. I felt very comfortable immediately the first time I met with Dr Siddiqui and was able to open up about insecurities that were extremely personal. He has a very friendly and calming nature and is always informative and honest. The confidence he has helped me gain after my procedure is something I never thought I’d feel and I’m so grateful and glad I took the step to meeting and going forward with my procedure.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you can find the questions we get most frequently about a mini tummy tuck in Manchester:

A mini tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. While the procedure may involve tightening the abdominal muscles, it may not be as effective in addressing a condition known as diastasis recti, where the abdominal muscles have separated. Diastasis recti can occur due to pregnancy, weight gain, or ageing and may result in a protruding or “pooch” belly.

The attainment of optimal outcomes in cosmetic surgical procedures is heavily dependent on a range of preoperative considerations, among which is the patient’s body weight. It is typically advisable for patients to achieve their ideal body weight prior to undergoing such procedures, with those who are significantly overweight being advised to lose excess weight before a mini abdominoplasty is performed. In this way, the attainment of optimal results is ensured.

The longevity of results following a tummy tuck procedure can vary significantly among patients and is dependent on a range of factors, including age, overall health status, lifestyle habits, and fluctuations in body weight. While the effects of a tummy tuck can be long-lasting, they are not considered permanent and can be affected by natural ageing processes and other factors.

To ensure the sustainability of tummy tuck outcomes, it is crucial for patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle and adhere to their surgeon’s post-operative instructions.

Stretch marks are a common cosmetic concern due to pregnancy, significant weight loss, or other factors that cause the skin to stretch rapidly. While a mini tummy tuck can help remove excess skin in the lower abdomen, it may not address stretch marks above the belly button or in other areas of the body.

However, in some cases, a mini tummy tuck may be combined with other procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing or micro-needling, to help improve the appearance of stretch marks. These treatments can help stimulate collagen production and improve the texture and tone of the skin.

A tummy tuck procedure does not exert a direct influence on the size or appearance of the breasts. Its primary objective involves contouring the abdominal region by excising redundant skin and adipose tissue while tightening the underlying musculature.

Nonetheless, some patients may subjectively perceive an increase in breast size after undergoing a tummy tuck, potentially attributed to the improvement in overall body proportions and silhouette, thereby imparting a more proportionate appearance to the breasts in relation to the rest of the body.

Post-operative care after a mini-tummy tuck surgery mandates that patients avoid assuming a prone position during sleep for several weeks following the procedure. Such a posture can exert undue pressure on the surgical site, potentially compromising the healing process. Rather, patients should adopt a supine position with the head and upper body elevated, thereby promoting optimal blood flow to the surgical area while mitigating swelling and associated discomfort.

Both procedures address different types of abdominal looseness and bulging. A full tummy tuck targets excess skin and fat in both the upper and lower abdomen, while a mini tummy tuck is a less invasive surgery that focuses on excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen, below the belly button.

Patients should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the right procedure for their goals.

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