A mini tummy tuck is different from a full tummy tuck in three typical ways. First, only the lower abdominal and fat are addressed. The upper abdomen skin is not removed. Second, the belly button is NOT repositioned. Third, the muscles are not tightened, unless necessary, during a mini tummy tuck. The best candidate for this procedure is the person who only has some loose skin and fat in the lower abdomen but not the upper abdomen. The scar is kept as low as possible so it is easily hidden under clothing. A mini tummy tuck comes with a recovery time of one to three weeks and patients should expect to decrease their activity during that time.