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440 Mamaroneck Avenue,
Suite 412
Harrison, NY 10528
914-421-0113

166 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10010 212-518-1642

686 Stoneleigh Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512 914-421-0113

MINI-ABDOMINOPLASTY (MINI-TUMMY TUCK) SURGERY IN Westchester County, New York

A mini-tummy tuck or mini-abdominoplasty is an excellent operation for patients with excess skin and muscle laxity located below the belly button.

A mini-tummy tuck or mini-abdominoplasty is indicated in those patients who are not candidates for a full abdominoplasty and have a slight excess of skin which makes them poor candidates for a liposuction only procedure. A mini tummy tuck is a smaller procedure than a traditional abdominoplasty and is designed to primarily improve the contour of the abdomen below the belly button. A mini-abdominoplasty involves a shorter scar than a traditional abdominoplasty. It also involves more aggressive liposuction than may be safely permitted during a traditional abdominoplasty. Muscle repair is performed as indicated. A mini-tummy tuck is therefore the ideal treatment for a patient with minimal amount of excess skin usually overhanging a c-section scar with a moderate amount of extra fat deposits primarily in the lower abdomen. The belly button can be managed in one of two ways during a mini-tummy tuck. It can be left attached to the abdominal wall and will be pulled slightly downward as the excess skin and fat are removed form the lower abdomen. The belly button can also be “floated”. If a “float” is performed, the belly button is freed from the abdominal wall but left attached to the abdominal skin and relocated usually no more than 2 centimeters inferiorly. Compared with traditional abdominoplasty, there is minimal downtime with a mini-tummy tuck.


Mini-abdominoplasty or mini-tummy tuck surgery is an outpatient procedure performed at Dr. Greenwald’s ambulatory surgery facility located in Harrison, New York. Our convenient location allows Dr. Greenwald to easily perform liposuction surgery on patients from not only Westchester County New York, but also on patients from nearby Manhattan and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Dr. Greenwald prefers to perform large volume liposuction in a hospital setting and can do this at any number of local hospitals including Northern Westchester Hospital, White Plains Hospital and Putnam Hospital Center. Dr. Greenwald understands that the decision to undergo surgery correction is an important one. Dr. Greenwald knows the importance of educating you before, during and after the procedure as he firmly believes the most informed patients are also the most comfortable, confident and satisfied patients. Please contact our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Westchester County, New York schedule an abdominoplasty, liposuction or body contouring consultation with Dr. Joshua Greenwald.

Below are frequently asked questions about mini-abdominoplasty and mini-tummy tuck surgery in Westchester County, New York:

A mini-tummy tuck or mini-abdominoplasty is the ideal treatment for patients who are bothered by a small amount of excess skin and fat confined primarily to the lower abdomen.  A lower abdominal bulge may also make you a candidate for muscle tightening below the umbilicus.  A mini tummy tuck is a smaller procedure than a full abdominoplasty and is performed to improve the contour of the abdomen primarily below the belly button.  A mini-tummy tuck is appropriate for only a small percentage of patients seeking enhancement of their abdominal contours. 

If you are unsure whether a mini-tummy is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Greenwald to find out.  Please contact our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Westchester County, New York schedule an abdominoplasty, liposuction or body contouring consultation with Dr. Joshua Greenwald. 

During your initial mini-abdominoplasty consultation, Dr. Greenwald will inquire about your medical and surgical history including current medications and allergies. It is important to be thorough when discussing your medical history as safety is Dr. Greenwald’s top priority. Your full disclosure of all pertinent medical information prior to surgery will reduce the incidence of unwanted complications after surgery. You will discuss your concerns and motivations for seeking a mini-tummy tuck. Details of the mini-abdominoplasty will be discussed including incision placement as well what is expected of you preoperatively and postoperatively. The risks of surgery will also be discussed in detail. Numerous before and after photographs of actual patients will be reviewed during your consultation.

You will then be asked to put a gown on. Dr. Greenwald will then carefully examine the areas which concern you. Photographs will be taken. Dr. Greenwald will then review your photographs with you. Proposed incisions will be demonstrated on the computer images. The length of the incision for a mini-abdominoplasty is typically much shorter than for a traditional abdominoplasty. A surgical plan customized to your needs will then be discussed with you by Dr. Greenwald. Dr. Greenwald encourages you to ask any questions during you consultation. Following your consultation, you will meet with Missy, Dr. Greenwald’s patient coordinator, to discuss scheduling your surgery and answer any questions you may have forgotten to ask Dr. Greenwald.

Body contouring surgery is not an exact science. Although the majority of patients experience no complications, Dr. Greenwald will discuss potential risks and complications of mini-abdominoplasty surgery at the time of your consultation. Prior to undergoing mini-tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Greenwald in New York, it is important for you to fully understand the risks and potential complications associated with your procedure.

Once you have scheduled your mini-abdominoplasty surgery with Dr. Greenwald in Westchester County, New York,  you will be given preoperative instructions which discuss everything from finances to follow-up visits after your surgery.  Prior to your mini-tummy tuck surgery, you will need basic blood work and medical clearance form your primary medical doctor.  You will receive prescriptions form Dr. Greenwald’s patient coordinator prior to surgery.  It is important to have the medication prescriptions filled in the days prior to your surgery so they are waiting for you when you return home from surgery. 

You will receive a list of medications (i.e. aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to avoid for 14 days prior to your mini-abdominoplasty surgery with Dr. Greenwald.  Additionally, though there is no scientific proof that certain medications reduce  bruising, swelling and pain after mini-tummy tuck surgery, you will be asked to obtain Arnica Montana, Bromelain and Vitamin A pills to take prior to and after your procedure. Finally, the night before surgery, shower and wash as you would normally and do not eat or drink after midnight. 

Please contact our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Westchester County, New York schedule an abdominoplasty, liposuction or body contouring consultation with Dr. Joshua Greenwald. 

Dr. Greenwald performs mini-tummy tuck surgery in New York at his private operating facility in Westchester County. The Ambulatory Plastic Surgery Facility (APSF) located in Harrison, New York is certified at the highest level by American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. Our entire staff is dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction. Mini-abdominoplasty surgery is routinely performed at the facility. A beautifully decorated reception area, comfortable exam rooms, private dressing rooms for patients preparing for surgery, and attentive care from our staff through all phases of your recovery help to make your entire surgical experience a pleasant one. Every measure has been taken to ensure your safety and comfort. Anesthesia services are provided by our own board-certified MD anesthesiologists who specialize in anesthesia for cosmetic surgery.

When you arrive at the APSF (Harrison, New York) for your mini-tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Greenwald, you will check in and be escorted to the surgery suite. Dr. Greenwald, his nurses and the anesthesiologist will meet with you prior to your surgery.

If Dr. Greenwald feels a hospital is a more appropriate setting for your mini-abdominoplasty surgery, he has full privileges at several local hospitals including White Plains Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital and Putnam Hospital Center.

Mini abdominoplasty patients are amongst the happiest cosmetic surgery patients. Please contact our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Westchester County, New York schedule an abdominoplasty, liposuction or body contouring consultation with Dr. Joshua Greenwald.

  • What results can I expect after my mini-tummy tuck surgery?

Assuming you were a good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck, you will see a noticeable improvement in your body’s contour soon after surgery. Improvement continues for up to six months after surgery as the swelling subsides and skin contraction becomes maximal. Provided you maintain a stable weight by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you will be able to maintain your new shape.


Please contact our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Westchester County, New York schedule an abdominoplasty, liposuction or body contouring consultation with Dr. Joshua Greenwald.