A mini tummy tuck removes excess tissue from the lower abdominal skin and tightens the muscle through a short incision just above the pubic region. The incision length depends on the amount of skin to be removed. If necessary, liposuction can help sculpt the tummy into the desired shape. After excess fat has been removed and the abdominal muscles have been tightened, the surgeon will stretch the skin downward, cutting away excess tissue and stitching the remaining skin into place. A mini tummy tuck helps achieve a slimmer silhouette as well as remove stretch marks and mildly lax muscles below the belly button. The procedure generally takes 1-2 hours to complete.