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.
What is a 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 tummy tuck treats the entire region while the mini tummy tuck treats only the section below the bellybutton.
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.
The Procedure for a Tummy Tuck
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.
What are the 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, 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.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
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.