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Are you ready to reclaim your body confidence after pregnancy or significant weight loss? A mini tummy tuck, also known as a partial or mini Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes the excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen.

Mr Ridha, our lead surgeon, has extensive knowledge and experience in advanced mini tummy tuck techniques and will recommend the most suitable surgery to help achieve your aesthetic goals. Read on to find out all you need to know about a mini tummy tuck in London & Hertfordshire.

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at improving the lower abdomen’s appearance by removing excess fat and loose skin and tightening the muscles if necessary.

This less invasive alternative to a full tummy tuck focuses specifically on the area below the belly button, offering a quicker recovery and less scarring.

It is ideal for individuals close to their ideal body weight but seeking to refine their abdominal contour for a flatter, more toned appearance.

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Mini tummy tuck London/Hertfordshire: Mini tummy tuck procedures offer a less invasive option for patients seeking targeted improvement in the lower abdominal area.

What are the benefits of a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is less invasive than a traditional Abdominoplasty and is suitable for people who have a minor degree of excess skin in the lower abdomen. The key benefits include:

  • Less invasive procedure compared to traditional tummy tuck
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Shorter incisions, resulting in less scarring
  • Targeted improvement of the lower abdominal area
  • Improved abdominal contour and muscle tone
  • Enhanced self-confidence and body image
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Mini tummy tuck London/Hertfordshire: A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive alternative to traditional abdominal reconstructive surgery.

Possible risks of mini tummy tuck surgery

A mini tummy tuck is typically a safe and common procedure but as with any surgical procedure, there are always possible risks. These include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Poor wound healing
  • Numbness or changes in sensation
  • Swelling
  • Asymmetry
  • Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus

These risks are uncommon and in general, mini Abdominoplasty patients achieve excellent results and experience great satisfaction from their surgery. However, it is important to know the potential risks and complications before the procedure. Mr Ridha will discuss these with you in detail before you make any decision to proceed with surgery.

Wondering if A Mini Tummy Tuck is Right For You? Find Out Today.

Mini Tummy Tuck at a Glance

Surgery Time

2-3 hours

Time off work

2 weeks

Hospital Stay

Day case


Day 1

Reasonable Mobility

Reasonable Mobility

After 1 day



After 8 weeks

bras garments

Bars & Garments

Abdominal garment for 6 weeks

Suture Removal

Sexual Activity

After 4 weeks

sleeping on back

Sleeping on back

Recommended for 4 weeks

Full Recovery

Full Recovery

8 weeks



2 weeks

How is a mini tummy tuck performed?

If you decide to have your mini tummy tuck procedure with us at HR Plastic Surgery, this is what you can expect:


Your mini tummy tuck consultation is a crucial part of your journey and we make it a priority that you feel at ease throughout. Carried out by Mr Ridha personally, he will take time to listen carefully to understand your goals and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

He will then discuss the suitable treatment options available, including the risks and benefits, recovery times and expected outcomes. Mr Ridha is happy for you to attend with a family member or friend should you feel it necessary or for additional support.


Mini tummy tuck surgery is typically performed under general anaesthetic to ensure the patient’s comfort throughout the procedure. An incision is made above the pubic area, through which excess fat and loose skin are removed and lower abdominal muscles may be tightened. The incision is then sutured, leading to a flatter abdomen with minimal scarring, strategically placed to be less noticeable.


Recovery from a mini tummy tuck is generally quicker and simpler compared to a full Abdominoplasty, allowing for showering a day post-surgery and wound healing within two weeks.

Typically, patients can resume work and daily routines within a week, though strenuous activities should be postponed for 8 weeks. Discomfort and swelling are usually minimal, with immediate visible results and benefits.

Before and After images

View some of the results experienced by our mini tummy tuck patients.

Do these photos remind you of your case?
You can get similar results or better.


How much does a mini tummy tuck cost?

The total cost of your mini tummy tuck is largely dependent on your specific requirements. We recommend that you book an initial consultation with Mr Ridha, during which he will be able to give you an accurate cost based on your aesthetic goals.

Why choose us for your mini tummy tuck?

At HR Plastic Surgery we believe that aesthetic surgery is a true blend of art and science. To achieve aesthetic harmony, Mr Ridha tailors care for each patient’s individual needs. We ensure transparent communication, to establish a clear understanding of expectations and set realistic outcomes.

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Meet Mr Ridha

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Hyder Ridha is a Consultant, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon who read medicine at the prestigious Royal Free and University College London Medical School.

He graduated with distinction (MB BS) in 2003 and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology (First-class Honours).

Mr Ridha is dedicated to offering honest, clear and realistic expectations to all his patients. He understands the importance of building a relationship with each one, making them feel as comfortable and confident in his skills, from inception to completion of their procedure.

How to schedule a consultation

To book an appointment with Mr Ridha to discuss your mini tummy tuck procedure, please give us a call on 020 3907 6830, email us at, or book online via our website.

Our Locations

We are conveniently located in four hospitals throughout Hertfordshire.

One Hatfield Hospital – Hatfield Ave, Hatfield AL10 9UA
Pinehill Hospital – Benslow Ln, Hitchin SG4 9QZ

Spire Harpenden Hospital –
Ambrose Ln, Harpenden AL5 4BP

OSD Healthcare –
One Medical House, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 7YU


If you have any more questions about a mini tummy tuck in London/Hertfordshire, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime see our FAQs that may provide you with the additional information you’re looking for.

As with any surgical procedure, mini abdominoplasties may cause some discomfort and pain in the first few days after surgery. However, this is eliminated with simple analgesic medication which is provided upon discharge home.

As with any surgical procedure, a mini tummy tuck carries risks, though it’s generally considered to have lower risk compared to a full abdominoplasty. Risks depend on individual health factors and the surgeon’s expertise.

A mini tummy tuck typically requires 1 to 2 hours. This shorter duration, compared to a full tummy tuck, focuses on removing excess fat and tightening abdominal skin for improved contours in the lower abdomen.

Recovery from a mini tummy tuck varies, usually spanning a few weeks. Most individuals can resume normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks, observing their body’s healing process for a smoother recovery.

Scarring is inevitable with any tummy tuck surgery, including a mini tummy tuck. However, scars are generally minimal and strategically placed to be less noticeable, and fade over time.

A mini tummy tuck focuses on the lower abdomen, removing less excess fat and skin for a flatter tummy, with shorter recovery. A full tummy tuck is more extensive, addressing the entire abdominal area for more dramatic reshaping.

This article is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a clinical assessment. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

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How to schedule a consultation

To book an appointment with Mr Ridha to discuss your mini tummy tuck procedure, please give us a call on + 020 3907 6830, email us at, or book online via the form below.

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