Tummy tuck, clinically known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reduce excessive flab around the abdomen, and restore more proportionate and youthful waist contours.
Fantastic, astute, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir of Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut provides tummy tuck to patients in New Haven, Westport, Fairfield County, Fairfield, Bridgeport, CT, New York, and surrounding communities.
A tummy tuck surgery is designed to create flatter abdomen by tightening the loose muscles in the abdominal wall and removing excess skin and fat. In some cases, it may be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat tissue.
Patients who have developed stubborn fat and loose abdominal skin and muscles due to weight fluctuation, aging, pregnancy, genetic factors, or a previous abdominal surgery may achieve a more aesthetically appealing and natural looking abdominal appearance with tummy tuck plastic surgery.
Patients should, however, note that tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure, and not a weight loss surgery. To maintain the results in the long run, the patient should be committed to keeping a healthy and active lifestyle along with a balance diet.
The following individuals typically make marvelous candidates for tummy tuck:
- A mom who has developed loose abdominal skin and excess fat in the tummy area following a pregnancy
- A person who has experienced a major weight loss, and is left with excess loose skin in the waist region
- An individual with moderate body contours except in the tummy area due to heredity or a sedentary lifestyle
The candidate should ideally be a non-smoker, having a good health and stable body weight, and keeping realistic expectations from tummy tuck surgery.
Tummy tuck is usually performed with the patient under general anesthesia. A full or partial tummy tuck may be performed, depending on the patient’s needs. The most common tummy tuck technique involves placing a horizontal incision just above the pubic region.
Depending on the extent of skin to be removed, the surgeon will determine the length of the incision. The patient’s abdominal structure will be considered while planning for the incision. The surgeon will aim to keep the resulting scars concealed in the natural skin creases and inconspicuous locations as far as possible.
If the patient has loose skin above the navel area, a second incision may be made around the navel to pull down the excess skin. The surgeon will suture the loose underlying muscle and tissue through the incision to tighten the abdominal wall. If the lower abdomen has stretch marks, they may also be improved with this procedure.
Following a tummy tuck, bandages will be placed in the areas where the surgeon has performed the incisions. The patient may require about 10 to 14 days off from your work. They will have to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity for about four weeks.
The patient should maintain a regular diet and exercise program in the long run. Outstanding and poignant cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, Fairfield County, Fairfield, Bridgeport, CT, New York, and other cities and towns near this part of the Atlantic coast for tummy tuck surgery.
Dr. Amir Nasir is a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, New Haven, Connecticut, New York City, other surrounding communities, as as well as international patients.