Mini Tummy Tuck | Chicago, IL
7 Reasons to Choose Dr. Truong for Your Mini Tummy Tuck:
Get the Results You Want
From your initial consultation, Dr. Truong will listen to you closely and document exactly what you want from your mini tummy tuck. Patients who opt for a min- abdominoplasty typically need results that are more subtle than a full tummy tuck, or if the problem area is limited to the lower abdomen.
This procedure is shorter than full tummy tuck, does not involve reconstruction of the belly-button, and there is a much faster recovery time.
Dr. Truong uses special techniques to give you a result that minimizes scarring and looks natural. Because of his vast experience, attention to detail, and the amount of personal attention he gives each patient, he is uniquely able to meet and, at times, exceed the expectations of his patients.
Before & After Pictures
Seeing is believing! Go through hundreds of before and after pictures (below on this page and in the office) and see the end results for yourself. It is important to note that all of his before and after pictures are of his actual recent patients, unedited, with the same camera, lighting, and pose. Don't be fooled by Photoshopped or altered photographs and lighting. Click Here For Mini Tummy Tuck Before and Afters
Expertise & Artistry
Dr. Truong was voted one of America’s top cosmetic surgeons by Consumer’s Research Counsel of America. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. As an ABMS Board-Certified surgeon, he has a wealth of experience in trauma, intra-abdominal, extra-abdominal, cutaneous, breast, and facial surgery. Having completed two separate fellowships in Burn Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, and a year-long apprenticeship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, he is Fellowship-trained in the art of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Truong is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Truong is a breast and body specialist who has done thousands of mini tummy tucks with excellent results and no major complications. Learn More About Dr. Truong Here.
Dr. Truong is known as the "breast & body specialist" because he is who you go to when you want the best. His former patients include numerous nurses, operating room technicians, as well as physicians and their spouses.
According to Dr. Truong, "Movie stars and high profile patients don't impress me. I really feel honored when a colleague or nurse who has seen me in the operating room asks me to do their procedure because I know they have compared me to other surgeons they've worked with first-hand. It's the greatest compliment a surgeon can receive!"
Cost of a Mini Tummy Tuck
Cost of a Mini Tummy Tuck
Everyone wants cosmetic surgery but most worry about the cost of a mini tummy tuck. We offer Care Credit™ and other financing options that make "the best of the best" affordable on almost any budget.
Complimentary Mini Tummy Tuck Consultation
Complimentary Mini Tummy Tuck Consultation
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Mini Tummy Tuck Gallery
Mini Tummy Tuck Gallery
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Mini Tummy Tuck Reviews
Mini Tummy Tuck Reviews
100% positive from all patients on Vitals.com
Dr. Truong Changed My World!
Oct 2013 I went to Dr Truong for a tummy tuck, got 2 other opinions and felt Dr Truong was the right Doctor and office. I had (more than 20 years ago) several stomach surgeries and was left with an "Apron" on one side, add to weight gain and it was positively unseemly. Dr Truong did my Surgery in June 2013. I can tuck in my blouse!! The change in looking in the mirror is awesome - I am very happy with my decision and the outcome. The staff and the Doctor are really wonderful - I had poor Suzie on my speed dial and she was the epitome of kindness and courtesy. If you are thinking of surgery - go see DR TRUONG!!Berneice
Review from Vitals.com
Dr. Truong and his staff are the best!!!
I would like to say "THANK YOU", to Dr. Truong and his wonderful staff. Thinking about having surgery can be an overwhelming decision. You can go through so many different emotions. After finding Dr. Truong, my husband and I knew we had found the perfect match for what I wanted in my surgeon. Dr. Truong has the best "bedside manner ". From the moment I met him he was patient and took the time to address all my questions and concerns. The entire staff makes you feel so comfortable, like you're family. He is an amazing surgeon. I had a mommy makeover ( BA and TT) and I am amazed with my results. I wanted to look better after having 3 wonderful boys, but I didn't want to look like a had "something done". I look so natural, that people that have known me for so time couldn't figure out what was different. They just thought I looked really good. Which is a wonderful compliment! I look my pictures of my body before my procedure, and I can't believe the difference. I can honestly say the having Dr. Truong as my surgeon is the best choice that I made. He truly is a surgeon who cares about his patients.R. Suarez
Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck
Dr. Truong is the most caring and amazing surgeon there is. His work is done in a very professional manner and to the finest detail possible. I would highly reccomend him to anyone that is looking to have any work done. He performed a tummy tuck and breast augmentation on me-and lets just say that the results were beyond my expectations. I cant say enough about how great of a surgeon he is.Reviewer
I would highly recommend Dr. Truong and staff. I went to his office for a breast augmentation consultation and knew right away he was the doctor for me. He was honest, understanding and most of all, he listened to me. I booked my surgery and was excited to finally look and feel my best. The morning of my surgery was finally here! My Husband took me to the surgery center and the staff prepared me for the O.R. Dr. Truong came in and talked to me a bit, then walked me into the operating room. I woke up feeling groggy, but I had full breasts! I was in recovery for an hour or so when Dr. Truong came to see me. I was released and went home straight to bed. By the next evening I was at the mall! I didn't need my pain meds anymore either! I am very satisfied with my results. I honestly can say that I would do it all over again. It was a very easy procedure for me even being I have never even had a tooth pulled. I have had a few checkups with Dr. Truong and everything is going well. I will definitely be going back to him in the future.Reviewer
Before meeting with Dr. Truong I had been dealing with years of unhappiness with the work done by a previous doctor. I had met with several plastic surgeons in Tampa Bay area and felt most confident with Dr. Truong and his ability to correct my breast. Dr. Truong had me at ease after explaining to me what his vision was for my final outcome. I did a lot of research on Dr. Truong and have also known others he has worked on and have heard nothing but great things. After a fairly easy recovery I was amazed at the results I saw when the bandage came off!!!It was better than I even imagined!!! Dr. Truong had his work cut out for him and he more than delivered!!! Ive never been so happy with my body! Even weeks after my procedure his follow-up and sincerity that he gives to each of his clients is more than anyone could ask for. The staff at Tampa Bay Surgical Arts is so friendly and helpful. They make me feel right at home! Thank you Dr. Truong and the wonderful staff at Tampa Bay Surgical Arts!!!Reviewer
I must say Thank You!!!!! Dr. Truong and his Nurses!!! From the first day I walked into the office, Dr Truong and Staff made me feel at home! They are friendly, warm and they have the right words of comfort to make you feel comfortable with the Doctor. I had a complex with my chest, after 20 years of marriage still kept myself covered because I disliked my flat chest. I have wanted to have a breast augmentation since I was 18, Now at 43: I am so happy that I waited and Chose Dr. truang. He knows what he is doing!!!! I wanted to go to what I thought was the right size for my frame Yet he stated, that I could pull off a larger size. Glade I LISTENED. I went to a 400cc and it Looks So Natural. His front staff and Head Nurse Susan made me feel like FAMILY. I received a call the day of surgery, the next day and followed up day five and The Office front staff treated me like a person and even more so Family. I had such a great experience that I Bragg about the entire office as well as his work!! I truly recommend Dr Truong because he did such a wonderful job, and my Husband whom was not too convinced, Loves My New Twins as he Is Very Happy with the Results. Thank you Tampa bay Surgical Arts, Thank YOU Dr TRUONG!!!!!!!!Karen D.
Real Self Reviews
100% positive reviews from RealSelf.com
I'm 29 Years Old, Mother of Three.I knew before I was even 18 I wanted a breast augmentation. Had always had small breasts and held an insecurity about them. After having two children they became even more "deflated". As much as I wanted a breast augmentation, I was terrified of the procedure. I have severe anxiety and panic attacks and the thought of being put under Scared me. I spoke with several plastic surgeons in the TampaSunnydayz423
Rewarding Myself for Hard Work
At 26 years old, I had a Breast Augmentation with Mentor Memory Gel Silicone implants. I had 400cc / 425cc, and went from a small A to a small D. The results were amazing, and more than I could have wanted.
At 27, I had Liposuction to my abdomen and thighs. I was obese throughout my teenage years, and after losing almost 100 pounds, I had just a few problem areas that needed help. There was minimal pain and bruising, and I was again amazed at the results.
I consulted Dr. Truong for a Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck procedure after consulting with other physicians in my local area of Sarasota, and not feeling confident with having them perform the surgeries. Dr. Truong was very informative about both procedures, and actually explained that if I was to have a tummy tuck at 26 years old, the results may be destroyed if I were to have children later in life, and I was better off to have liposuction to the area of concern. None of the other physicians I had consulted with had mentioned that, and I was grateful that Dr. Truong was honest about it instead of just taking my money. I couldn't be happier with the results of both surgeries! Dr. Truong was very caring throughout the recovery process, and I would recommend him to anyone looking to have a cosmetic procedure. He was worth the drive from Sarasota, and I will be returning for any future needs.kziemba83
Breast Lift with Augmentation
My surgery went very smoothly. I had limited pain afterwards. I didn't even have to take any of the pain medication that was prescribed. So far, the incisions are healing nicely. Great experience overall. Everyone at Dr. Truong's office and everyone at the surgical facility has been pleasant to work with.
Doctor Truong is very easy to talk to and deal with. Everyone of his office staff is amazing!blackbw1
23 Years Old, Student
I had small breasts. My motivation for the surgery was solely to attain larger breasts. My recovery has gone smoothly and I'm very pleased with my results. I am two weeks post op and pain free, for the most part. Aside from some nerve pain, I have full range of motion in my arms. My incision scars are very thin and almost invisible!
Dr. Truong was very professional and truly catered to my desires and preferred outcomes for my breast augmentation. His staff is also very friendly and helpful. I've had a wonderful overall experience.CSolimeno
It Was About Time I Did Something for Myself
Dr troung was very professional, considerate, educated and talented. I was very nervous on my first visit. Doctor and his staff made me feel at ease with their top notch excellence. He explained everything in terms I could understand and I knew what to expect. Surgery and recovery went well, august will be my one year check up. I am so glad that I had the surgery and I am very happy with the results. Thank you Dr troung and staff!jdykes
I had abdominolplasty on Nov.14,2013 performed by Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong in Brandon, FL.
It was outpatient surgery. My drains came out after 4 days. Healing amazingly well. Followup with DR is thorough and Im on my way to a speedy recovery. Incredible work perfomed.FallsFree
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Mini Tummy Tuck Chicago (“Mini Abdominoplasty”)
A Mini Tummy Tuck is a major cosmetic surgery, which entails the removal of excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. The muscles of the abdominal areas wall are also tightened throughout a Mini Tummy Tuck. Frequently carried out in combination with lipo, this treatment can significantly reduce the look of a sticking out abdomen. Mini Abdominoplasty is particularly helpful to females whose abdomens have stretch far during pregnancy. For lots of females, the only method to assist return it to its previous shape is with surgery.
Suitable candidates for Mini Tummy Tucks are those who are in good health and are at a healthy weight. In addition, they are having trouble losing a huge fat deposit or loose stomach skin, that which will not respond to work out or dieting.
Infection and blood clots are several of the possible threats connected with Mini Tummy Tuck surgical treatment. These are uncommon and can be quickly dealt with, as advised by Dr. Truong.
Mini Abdominoplasty vs. Full Tummy Tuck
There are a range of plastic surgery treatments that can assist to enhance your figure, such as Mini Tummy Tuck surgical treatment. It can be really be carried out either as a full Tummy Tuck or a Mini Tummy Tuck. The type of Mini Tummy Tuck technique picked will depend on your condition and exactly what you wish to attain with this procedure. Even if you are committed to a good diet and routine exercise, excess fat can gather in the abdominal location and simply sit there, causing aggravation. The most common sort of patients who get Mini Tummy Tuck surgical treatment are ladies who are have actually had numerous pregnancies and are now entrusted a protruding belly.
Throughout a Mini Tummy Tuck procedure:
Dr. Truong will separate the skin from the stomach wall all the way as much as the ribs.
He brings the underlying muscle and tissue together prior to stitching them, which narrows the waistline and strengthens the stomach wall.
Stomach skin is drawn down and its excess is eliminated. A brand-new opening is cut for the navel with the Full Abdominoplasty . Both lacerations are then sewn closed.
The client will have a flatter abdominal areas. Although scars are irreversible, they will fade with time.
A Mini Tummy Tuck is finest if the storage of excess fat sits primarily in your lower abdominal areas. It will effectively improve the appearance of loose, stretched out skin. Generally carried out as an outpatient procedure, Mini Abdominoplasty has a quicker recovery time than with a complete Mini Tummy Tuck. Throughout this treatment, a little, horizontal incision is made just above the pubic area, where the discreetly-placed scar can be concealed with clothes. Excess skin is then cut and removed, while the rest is stitched back together for a firmer quality and look. This treatment will ultimately assist you to lose the pouch in your lower abdominal areas.
The Mini Abdominoplasty is regarded as a procedure that is minimally invasive; compared to a Full Abdominoplasty, it permits the navel to stay undamaged. A Mini Abdominoplasty can last between one to 2 hours, while a full Abdominoplasty could take about two to five hours. There are a couple of distinct differences in between the two strategies. Besides the longer, hip-to-hip mark a Full Abdominoplasty produces, along with the repositioning of the belly button, it also involves muscles tightening up. Dr. Truong will suggest that you restrain yourself from work and activities throughout a longer period than if you were to go through a Mini Tummy Tuck, because this procedure is more elaborate as it includes a much larger incision and a big quantity of skin removal.
For both the Mini Tummy Tuck and Full Abdominoplasty strategies, you might receive general anesthesia or regional anesthesia with a sedative, depending upon certain aspects. In order to get rid of additional fat, Dr. Truong can carry out lipo in conjunction with an Mini Abdominoplasty approach, which will help to contribute to a smoother abdominal profile. For additional details about Mini Tummy Tuck surgical treatment, please don’t hesitate to call Dr. Truong’s workplace and schedule a consultation for a preliminary appointment.
Who is a great candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A good prospect for Mini Abdominoplasty:
- Has a weight that has been stable for 6 months or even more.
- Is close to his/her ideal body weight (within about 30 percent).
- Wants to remove diet- and exercise-resistant loose skin or fat in certain areas.
- Has good complexion and flexibility.
- Is realistic in his or her objectives and expectations.
- Shows to be emotionally stable.
- Comprehends the possible threats related to Mini Tummy Tuck surgery.
Throughout the initial assessment, Dr. Truong will do a complete assessment of your wellness, figure out the level of your condition (the quantity of fat deposits surrounding your abdomen), and evaluate your skin tone. It is essential to be certain about exactly what you would such as done. You could wish to bring underclothing or your preferred swimsuit bottoms, in order get ready for the appropriate treatment plan and picture exactly how your scar can be hidden. Dr. Truong will take the time to comprehend your expectations and figure out if your goals are practical. Depending on the goals you’ve set and your condition, you might not have to go through a Mini Tummy Tuck. Liposuction, performed by itself, might develop the very best result. This can be talked about with Dr. Truong during your appointment.
If you have other conditions such as diabetes, inadequate flow, heart, lung or liver illness, smoke, have a family history of blood clots, take particular medicines, etc., you are at an enhanced risk of problems. Therefore, prior to you choose to undergo a treatment, it is important that you extensively disclose your case history. Here, at Dr. Truong’s office, just board licensed physicians will administer anesthesia. You can search for all info about anesthesiologists under Patient Education.
The best ways to prepare for your upcoming procedure with Dr. Truong.
You will understand the best ways to get ready for a Mini Tummy Tuck prior to surgery, as you will receive guidelines and guidelines on what to eat and drink. You will also discover which vitamins and medicines are acceptable to take, on assessment day.
If you smoke, it is vital that you plan to quit a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks prior to your surgical treatment; you ought to likewise not smoke a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks after your treatment. You need to prevent overexposure to the sun or tanning beds before surgical treatment as well, specifically in the stomach location. As this can inhibit your capability to recover, do not go on a stringent diet plan prior to surgical treatment. Need to you establish an infection or cold of any sort, make certain to let Dr. Truong called soon as possible. Your surgical treatment may have to be held off.
You ought to organize for someone to drive you house, in addition to organize for someone to care for you about one to two days after surgery. (It might be necessary to also have somebody drive you to and from for your very first few follow-up gos to.) Some clients favor to recuperate in an aftercare center, while others choose to recover in your home.
Mini Abdominoplasty could be the very best choice for you if you are sensible in your objectives and expectations. A complete Mini Tummy Tuck produces an irreversible mark and a lengthy recovery period, but if you are gotten ready for this outcome, it could be the right selection.
Getting Your Life Back to Normal
You may not feel like yourself once again for a couple of weeks or a few months. Nevertheless, if you are in excellent physical condition and have strong stomach muscles, recovering from Mini Abdominoplasty will be much swifter. While numerous patients are unable to return to work for about 3 or four weeks, some individuals can go back to work after two weeks. Usually, it takes about 5 to 7 days to begin driving again.
Even if you are simply getting up and walking around our home, workout in some type is very important to your recovery. Not only will it assist you heal better; it can minimize swelling, tone your muscles, and lower the possibility of embolism. Energetic exercise should normally be avoided for 4 to six weeks, unless given the go ahead and cleared by Dr. Truong.
Scars, for some people might planning to aggravate during the first 3 to 6 months as they recover. This is normal. You ought to expect it to take about nine months to a year for your marks to flatten out and lighten in color. They will never ever vanish completely; nevertheless, abdominal marks are put in a discreet area (under the pubic line), so it is not noticeable under many clothes or swimwear.