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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 a tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty).
To find out if tummy tuck surgery is right for you, please call (973) 509-2000 to schedule your initial consultation at New Jersey Plastic Surgery today. Board-certified 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.
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.
Am I a Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Our plastic surgeons will evaluate the following to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you:
No two patients are completely alike, which is why it is so important to meet with our 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.
For many patients, tummy tuck surgery has both physical and emotional benefits. Some of these include:
During your consultation, our plastic surgeons will evaluate your candidacy for tummy tuck surgery, as well as complementary procedures that may help you attain the best results. For example, a combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty 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).
During mini tummy tuck surgery, 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 tummy tuck include:
Dr. DiBernardo and Dr. Trovato have extensive experience tummy tuck surgery and mini tummy tucks. Visit our before-and-after gallery to see examples of our abdominoplasty patients.
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.
Find out if a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck is right for you by calling (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.
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 tummy tuck procedure to residents in and around Bloomfield, Essex County, Morristown and the surrounding communities.
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 tummy tuck treats the entire region while the mini tummy tuck treats only the section below the bellybutton.
The tummy tuck procedure 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.
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:
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.
The tummy tuck can enhance confidence and self-esteem, in addition to its many cosmetic benefits. The cosmetic benefits of a tummy tuck include:
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, the 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.
The tummy tuck procedure ranges in cost among all individuals.
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® and AlphaeonTM 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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