An Abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a Tummy Tuck, is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fat is removed from the middle and lower abdomen.
Once the abdominal muscles have stretched apart due to pregnancy or other weight gain, only a tummy tuck surgery can correct it. Exercise alone cannot repair a muscle separation. By surgically putting those muscles back together and removing the excess fat and skin, a Tummy Tuck can dramatically improve the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
The best candidates for an Abdominoplasty are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to dieting or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.
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Is a Tummy Tuck right for you?
Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure. You should do it for yourself, and not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Dr. Bhattacharya proudly serves all patients desiring a Tummy Tuck procedure in the New Jersey area.
Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if:
You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
You have realistic expectations
You are a non-smoker
You are bothered by the feeling that your tummy is too large
What to Expect After Tummy Tuck Surgery
An Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck surgery usually takes about 2.5 to 3 hours to perform. For the first few days, your abdomen will probably be swollen and you’re likely to feel some discomfort. You can resume work in one week, or longer depending on your line of work. You can continue strenuous activity and heavy exercise in 4 to 6 weeks. Fading and flattening of scars will occur over 3 months to a year.