Sometimes isolated pockets of fat can appear on the body that can be extremely difficult to get rid of no matter how hard you exercise or how healthy you eat. If you have been having trouble eliminating extra fat in the abdominal region, our experienced doctors at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Newark, Delaware can help you attain a tighter, athletic-looking stomach.
Tummy tuck, medically referred to as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that tightens and flattens the stomach by removing extra fat and skin and redraping the abdominal region for a firmer midsection. This commonly performed procedure can give you a more toned, fit appearance to the stomach and help you get rid of extra fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. In addition to removing excess fat and skin, a tummy tuck can restore weakened muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
- Personalized consultation to identify problem areas
- Tightens and flattens the abdomen for a firmer midsection
- General anesthesia
- Outpatient or overnight at hospital
- 1-2 weeks off work
- Moderately painful first 72 hrs
- Wear binder/garment 24/7 for 1 month
- Return to exercise at 4 weeks
During a tummy tuck, the surgeon creates carefully planned incisions around the abdominal area to minimize post-operative scarring. The surgeon then removes the excess skin and fat in addition to tightening the underlying abdominal muscles for a more toned appearance. The incisions are then closed and drains are temporarily inserted at the incision site for proper healing. There is a residual scar located low on the abdomen which can be hidden beneath a bathing suit bottom.
In addition to a tummy tuck, some women may also benefit from liposuction to sculpt the back, hips, thighs, and flanks. This ultimately contours the body, resulting in a firmer, smoother figure. During liposuction, tiny incisions target the excess fat deposits. A sterile liquid solution is infused into the fatty tissue to reduce bleeding and trauma, followed by removal of the fat with an instrument called a “cannula.”
A tummy tuck can be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia in two to five hours, however, in some instances, your surgeon may recommend that you stay overnight.
Following surgery, an abdominal binder or compression garment is worn to minimize swelling and support the abdomen as it heals. The final result may be initially obscured by swelling, however, within a week or two, you should be standing tall and feeling confident about your appearance.
The improved body contour and flatter, firmer abdomen will continue to improve as the swelling subsides secondary to the healing process, with final results apparent in a few months. Through continued healthy living, with a healthy diet and daily exercise, the new body appearance will be life changing, enhancing your overall self confidence.
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Body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck can help you re-contour your body and enhance areas that may have proven resistant to traditional methods.You can tighten your abdomen and achieve a flatter appearance to your stomach with tummy tuck surgery from Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center in Newark, Delaware, conveniently located to Wilmington, Elkton, Maryland, Chester County Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey. Our well trained staff and highly qualified surgeons are available to assist you with your cosmetic needs.Our surgeons use the latest in surgical technology to provide patients with the finest medical care and to deliver natural-looking results.
Please contact us today to learn more about tummy tuck surgery or to schedule a personalized consultation. Our plastic surgeons will discuss the best options for your needs and discuss all aspects of the procedure at your initial consultation.
Looking for a less invasive or minimal to no downtime procedure? At Advanced Plastic Surgery Center and Nouveau Cosmetic Center, we offer a wide variety of nonsurgical options to fit our patients needs. Those options include:
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