Boris Goldman, MD, FACS - Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, LLC

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)           (Click here for before and after photos)    

This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles. This reduces a protruding abdomen.

Consultation will involve a thorough discussion of the risks and benefits of the procedure as well as an exam, which will aid in Dr. Goldman informing you how he will perform your procedure.

Procedure:Boris Goldman, MD, FACS - Abdominoplasty

The procedure works by making an incision just above the pubic area. The skin is separated from the abdominal wall to reveal the abdominal muscles. The muscles are tightened by pulling them close together and stitching them into a better position. The skin is then stretched down and the extra skin is removed. A new hole is cut for your navel but your actual belly button will be the same there will just be a small incision around it. By tightening the muscles and removing the excess skin your new abdomen will be flat and usually free of any stretch marks that may have been present before the procedure.

Recovery:

For the first few days you will probably need to control pain with medication. Most people will return to work within two weeks, depending on their pre-surgery fitness level. Scars will never disappear completely but they are below the panty line so they are concealed even in a bathing suit.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When is tummy tuck necessary rather than liposcution?
When there is loose, sagging skin. Liposuction alone cannot correct this problem.

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