Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
in Paramus, NJ
The quest for a flat stomach. It’s almost mythical when you think about it. Between the millions of infomercials touting “six-pack abs,” the questionable fat-burning supplements, and the good old-fashioned crunch there’s somewhat of a national obsession with flat stomachs.
But, unless you quit your job and submit yourself to the commands of some sadistic personal trainer, most people just can’t get their stomach area flat. And if you’ve had children, it’s virtually impossible due to the sagging skin and muscles that have been over-stretched for too long.
That’s where a tummy tuck with Dr. Ferraro comes in. A tummy tuck gives patients a flatter, firmer, smoother profile in the abdominal area.
Would a tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) help me?
Tummy tucks, clinically known as abdominoplasty, are really all about skin and muscle in the abdomen. Once over-stretched, this skin and muscle won’t rebound, no matter how much exercise the person does. Plus, our skin loses some of its elasticity as we age. Women and men both can benefit from a tummy tuck. Pregnancy is the most common event that leads to a woman wanting a tummy tuck. In men, loss of a large amount of weight can create the same saggy stomach.
A good candidate should be at a healthy, stable weight because additionalweight loss can create more sagging skin. Also, if a woman plans on having additional children, a tummy tuck should be postponed until after that event because the weight gain and loss will negate the results of the tummy tuck.
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The TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY) procedure
With a tummy tuck, there are two options, a full tummy tuck or a mini. Which option is right for you depends on the amount of loose skin and its location. In a full tummy tuck, two incisions are made. The first incision runs from hipbone to hipbone, usually running along the pubic hairline. The goal is to be able to cover the scar with a bathing suit. The second incision is made at the belly button. Once the skin is separated from the underlying muscle, the abdominal muscles are pulled together and stitched into place to make the abdomen firmer and to narrow the waist. Next, the skin is pulled downward, excess skin is trimmed away, and the navel is reattached in a natural position.
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In a mini tummy tuck, only a single incision is made. The location is dependent on where the patient has the loose, sagging skin.
Disclaimer: Results and patient experience may vary
TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY) Recovery
Since abdominoplasty involves incisions in the abdomen and movement of muscle fiber, recovery is not simple. Dr. Ferraro uses Exparel during tummy tuck procedures to limit pain after surgery. Still, there will be pain and swelling for a few days after surgery. You will have residual soreness for weeks, possibly months. Obviously, any lifting or strenuous activity of any sort will have to wait for six weeks to not stress the newly placed muscle and skin.
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