Cosmetic plastic surgery is becoming more and more common as techniques and technology improve the way we enhance our bodies. One of the most popular treatments requested by both men and women is the abdominoplasty, better known to the public as a “tummy tuck,”
What is the abdominoplasty procedure?
The abdominoplasty procedure is performed to liposuction excess fat in the midsection area before removing excess skin. The result of the tummy tuck procedure is a flatter, firmer tummy. The incision is made right above the pubic area but below the panty line so it can be concealed with underwear and bathing suits when exposing more skin. In addition to the stomach area, patients may have other areas treated as well, including the flanks (“muffin top”) and the buttocks.
What is achieved with the abdominoplasty?
Patients consider the tummy tuck procedure because of excess fat in the midsection. If liposuctioned, it may leave behind loose, sagging skin. The tummy tuck procedure addresses both with a single surgery and allows for patients to drop several pant sizes in some instances. Patients can discuss with their doctor the results they can expect after the procedure.
Who is a candidate for abdominoplasty?
During a consultation appointment with Dr. Frank Ferraro and his team in Paramus, NJ, patients can describe the area they want treated and what they have in regards to expectations. The best candidates for this treatment are individuals who are adults with excess fat and skin in the stomach area that has not been able to be removed with diet and exercise alone. Patients should be within their ideal weight range, have realistic expectations of what can be achieved, and should fully understand that the procedure is not a weight loss solution, but rather a body contouring treatment.
How do I learn more about the abdominoplasty?
The abdominoplasty procedure is a treatment that may be right for you! Contact Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey in Paramus, NJ today by calling (201) 664-8000 to request a consultation visit with Dr. Frank Ferraro and his team. His office is located in Suite #103 at 2 Sears Drive and accepts new patients.