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What is a mini tummy tuck?

Are you ready to reclaim your body confidence after pregnancy or weight loss?

A mini tummy tuck, also known as a partial or mini abdominoplasty, available for London residents , at HR Plastic Surgery, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that 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 type of tummy surgery that will help you fulfill your requirements.

A mini tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes the excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen, between the belly button and pubic area, to create a smoother, slimmer and more flattering lower abdominal area.

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 can Londoners benefit from a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck can provide several benefits, including a flatter, more toned stomach, a narrower waistline, and an overall improvement in the appearance of the stomach area, this allows better fitting of clothes.

A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive alternative to traditional Abdominoplasty and can be a good option for people Who have a minor degree of excess skin in the lower abdomen

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

Mini tummy tuck risks to be aware of

As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with a mini tummy tuck. These can include bleeding, infection, scarring, and numbness in the area.

However, these risks are typically minimal and can be further minimized by choosing an experienced and reputable surgeon, such as Mr Ridha.

It is important to discuss all potential risks and complications prior to having a mini tummy tuck. This way, you can make an informed decision about whether or not the surgery is right for you.

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How is a mini tummy tuck performed?

The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic for one to two hours as a day case.

An incision is made below the bikini line, similar to a Caesarian section scar. Any excess skin and fat are removed to create a tight well contoured lower abdomen.

The incision is closed with absorbable sutures and the wound is dressed with surgical tape and an abdominal binder is applied.

Recovery time

Recovery after a mini tummy tuck is typically shorter and less involved than a full abdominoplasty. Patients may shower the next day after surgery. The wound usually heals in two weeks. Most patients return to work and normal activities one week after surgery. Strenuous activity and exercise are to be avoided for 8 weeks.

Additionally, most people report minimal discomfort and swelling after a mini tummy tuck and are able to see the result and feel the benefits of the surgery immediately.

Following the surgeon’s instructions during the recovery period is important to ensure a successful outcome.

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 in London?

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.

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Why choose us?

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.

To book a free consultation with us please call us on + 020 3907 6830, email us at, or book online via our website.

mr hyder ridha

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.

Having graduated with distinction (MB BS) in 2003 and holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology (First-class Honours), you can rest assured you are in good hands should you select him as your surgeon.

Our Locations

We are conveniently located in four hospitals throughout London. Find us here:

Hatfield Avenue,
Hatfield Business Park,
Hatfield AL10 9UA

One Medical House,
Boundary Way,
Hemel Hempstead HP2 7YU

Benslow Lane,
Hitchin SG4 9QZ

Ambrose Lane,
Harpenden AL5 4BP


Below you can find the questions we get are most frequently asked about our mini tummy tuck procedure:

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.

A mini-tummy tuck is a safe and well-recognised procedure. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks, but these are minimised by practising a safe technique and providing a high-quality anaesthetic.

A mini tummy tuck procedure Is normally completed in one to two hours.

Full recovery after a mini tummy tuck procedure takes approximately 8 weeks. However, the wound has healed in two weeks and most patients return to work and normal activities one week after surgery.

A mini tummy tuck procedure does leave a scar which is hidden below the bikini line and is usually slightly longer than the length of a Caesarian section scar.

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.

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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