Understanding the abdominoplasty surgery

Woman in swimsuit and sunglasses sunbathing near swimming pool with watermelon float. Dr. Frank Ferraro and his team at Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey is a plastic surgeon in the Paramus, NJ area who provides a wide selection of cosmetic procedures for the breast, body, and face. A popular surgery requested by both men and women in his practice is the tummy tuck, medically known as an abdominoplasty. This procedure removes excess fat and skin to tighten the midsection and create a more pleasing body contour. Many patients considering this treatment often have questions about the procedure itself and what to expect for aftercare.

What happens during abdominoplasty surgery?

Abdominoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia. This means that you will be asleep during the procedure. Dr. Frank Ferraro will make an incision in your lower abdomen, just above the pubic area. Through this incision, he will access the underlying muscles and tissue. He then tightens these muscles and removes any excess skin. Finally, the incision will be closed with stitches to complete the procedure.

What can I expect after my abdominoplasty procedure?

You can expect to stay in the hospital for one to two days after surgery. During this time, you will be monitored for any complications. You may also have drains placed under your skin to help remove excess fluid. These drains are usually removed within a week or two. Recovery from abdominoplasty can take four to six weeks. During this time, you will likely experience some pain and swelling. You will also need to avoid strenuous activity. After six weeks, you should be able to return to your normal activities.

Who is a good candidate for the tummy tuck procedure?

Most people in good general health and have realistic expectations are good candidates for the procedure. You should also be at or near your ideal body weight. If you are considering this procedure, Dr. Frank Ferraro can help determine if it is right for you.

How do I find out more about abdominoplasty surgery?

If you are considering a tummy tuck, Dr. Frank Ferraro and his team at Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey can answer any questions you may have about the procedure or the recovery process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at 201-664-8000.

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