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Tummy Tuckin New Jersey

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Tummy Tuck & Mini Tummy Tuck

Whether you want to look your best on the beach, rock your abs in workout gear, or simply cut a sleek figure in your favorite outfits, a flat stomach is highly sought after by many men and women. Unfortunately, eating the right foods and regularly doing sit-ups, crunches, and other exercises are often not enough to achieve the washboard look. Many patients turn to body contouring for solutions to excess fat. But, if you can't shake belly fat and hanging skin, you may be a good candidate for our New Jersey tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty).

To find out if abdominoplasty is right for you, please call (973) 509-2000 to schedule your initial consultation at New Jersey Plastic Surgery today. New Jersey plastic surgeons, Dr. Barry DiBernardo and Dr. Matthew Trovato, serve patients nationwide and internationally, as well as in local areas such as Montclair, Clifton, Newark, and more.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

During tummy tuck surgery, the abdominal muscles are stretched and repositioned. Any surplus skin and fat are also removed to give your midsection a toned, taut appearance.

Although the procedure does involve some removal of fat, it is crucial to understand that weight loss is not the goal of a tummy tuck. In fact, you should be at a healthy weight before undergoing abdominoplasty.

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Am I a Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Our plastic surgeons will evaluate the following to determine if abdominoplasty is right for you:

  • The state of your health, including medical records, pregnancies, use of tobacco products, etc.
  • Your weight, including recent weight loss
  • The cosmetic and emotional issues you're facing as a result of stubborn fat, dimpled tissue, and excess skin on the midsection
  • Your expectations of the procedure

No two patients are completely alike, which is why it is so important to meet with our New Jersey plastic surgeons in advance to determine if abdominoplasty is the optimal choice for your needs and goals. New Jersey Plastic Surgery individualizes care to each patient, and we have the wide range of procedures and services to make treatment unique to you.

What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

For many patients, tummy tuck surgery has both physical and emotional benefits. Some of these include:

  • A flatter stomach
  • Superior tone to the abdomen
  • Pronounced definition of muscles in the midsection
  • A smaller waist
  • Better self-esteem
  • Greater confidence in regular clothes, bathing suits, workout gear, and other outfits

During your consultation, our plastic surgeons will evaluate your candidacy for abdominoplasty, as well as complementary procedures that may help you attain the best results. For example, a combination of liposuction and a tummy tuck is often effective for reducing fat all the way around the midsection, improving the shape of the stomach, flanks, and back. Alternatively, you may be a candidate for a mini tummy tuck if your problem areas are confined to the lower abdomen (below the belly button).

What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

During a mini tummy tuck, a small incision is made just above the pubic area. By tightening muscles and revising excess skin, our plastic surgeons are generally able to reduce the portion of the belly that hangs over the top of your waistband.

Some of the benefits of a mini abdominoplasty include:

  • Shorter recovery period
  • The more limited incision results in a smaller scar
  • Superior results for patients with limited deposits of excess fat along the waistline

The surgeons at New Jersey Plastic Surgery have extensive experience in tummy tuck surgery and mini tummy tucks. Visit our before-and-after gallery to see examples of our abdominoplasty patients.

Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation Today

Customization is key to successful treatment. When you visit New Jersey Plastic Surgery, you can count on our doctors and staff to treat you with respect. We share your goal of identifying your best options for a slimmer, more defined stomach, and we make it our mission to ensure your experience is comfortable from first visit to final outcome.

If you're interested in getting back to having a more toned, firmer, and slimmer stomach and midsection with a tummy tuck New Jersey body-contouring experts at NJPS can answer any questions you have and address your concerns during a consultation. Call (973) 509-2000 today. New Jersey Plastic Surgery serves patients in local communities like Montclair, Clifton, and Newark while welcoming patients from out of state and abroad.

Tummy Tuck in Montclair

The tummy tuck procedure is a safe, effective way to recontour your midsection completely.

If you're ready to part ways with stubborn fat, dimpled tissue, and excess skin, the tummy tuck is the procedure to treat your midsection. Located in Montclair, NJ, New Jersey Plastic Surgery offers the abdominoplasty procedure to residents in and around Bloomfield, Essex County, Morristown and the surrounding communities.

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What is the Procedure for Tummy Tuck?

The tummy tuck procedure is also called an abdominoplasty. The procedure helps to remedy a troublesome midsection by flattening the belly area and recontouring the abdominal region.

The abdominoplasty treats the entire region while the mini tummy tuck treats only the section below the bellybutton.

The Procedure for a Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty requires general anesthesia and usually takes only three to five hours. Following anesthesia, Dr. DiBernardo begins the surgical procedure with two incisions, one across both hipbones and one horizontally through the navel.

Dr. DiBernardo will then remove the skin from the underlying muscles and tighten the muscles for a small, more contoured waist. Next, the skin is replaced and pulled taut before the incisions are closed. The navel remains in its natural location, and all excess skin is gone.

Who is a Strong Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is most beneficial for women and men with excess skin and fat in the midsection. However, it is not ideal for everyone. The strongest candidates for a tummy tuck are:

  • Free of tobacco use for at least six weeks
  • In healthy condition
  • Not significantly overweight

With those factors in mind, the tummy tuck is a remarkably successful procedure for adults suffering from stretched out or excess skin on the abdomen. This can be caused from weight loss, pregnancy or aging.

What are the Cosmetic Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

The tummy tuck can enhance confidence and self-esteem, in addition to its many cosmetic benefits. The cosmetic benefits of a tummy tuck include:

  • A smaller, more defined waist
  • Visible muscle definition
  • Tighter tone of the abdomen
  • "Flatter" stomach

These physical benefits should be completely visible within a few months of surgery. Recovery is generally very comfortable, and many people return to work quickly. As the results continue to develop, your tummy tuck scar will continue to heal and is often undetectable, even in swimsuits. The benefits of the tummy tuck are long-lasting and predicted to last for as long as you maintain your current weight and exercise regularly.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The tummy tuck procedure ranges in cost among all individuals.

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The procedure itself can vary, so the best way to determine your individual cost is at a consultation.

At a consultation for a tummy tuck, our doctor will speak with you about the procedure and your desired outcomes, along with establishing a realistic cost. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express® and Discover®. We also offer financing options via CareCredit® to all patients.

If you're tired of being unhappy with your belly, it's time to learn more about the tummy tuck solution. Residents of Bloomfield, Essex County or Morristown can turn to New Jersey Plastic Surgery in Montclair, NJ for complete satisfaction from a tummy tuck. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

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