Do you long for the day wherein you will look in the mirror and love how flat and toned your abdomen is? For many people, their tummy is their source of frustration and how they can’t seem to shed the extra inches no matter how hard they exercise and stick to a diet. For men and women who seem to think there is no answer to their problem, they can turn to cosmetic surgery with a procedure like a Tummy Tuck.

Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, are a very popular solution for women who have had multiple pregnancies and who want to restore the youthful abdomen they once had as part of a mommy makeover. An abdominoplasty is a surgery which removes the excess skin and fat that accumulates in the lower abdominal area. Abdominal muscles can also be tightened if they are a contributing factor. While this is usually associated with multiple pregnancies, many individuals who have experienced weight gain or significant weight loss can also develop problem areas in the lower abdomen. Unfortunately, diet and exercise are not enough to fix these problems.

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Tummy Tuck With Dr. Foster

Your tummy tuck process will begin at your initial consultation with Dr. Foster where you will discuss your short and long-term goals and expectations, the risks of the procedure, as well as any alternative treatments that may also work for you. Abdominoplasty can be a very intensive procedure. If a simpler procedure such as liposuction might be more appropriate, Dr. Foster will let you know. It is important to mention that a tummy tuck is not an alternative form of weight loss. Dr. Foster will not perform abdominoplasty on severely obese individuals. If Dr. Foster determines that you are a good candidate for abdominoplasty, then you will arrange a date for your surgery at this time.

The Main Reason Women Resort To A Tummy Tuck

Most women resort to Tummy Tuck Danbury surgery because they want to get rid of excess skin, stretch marks and a tummy bulge after pregnancy or losing a great amount of weight. If you are pining for the flat tummy you once had before, you can now stop wishing for it and make it a reality once again after a successful tummy tuck surgery. Now is the perfect time for you to get rid of undesirable sagging skin with just one surgery.

Is A Tummy Tuck Right For Me?

A tummy tuck may be a good procedure for you if you:

  • Have a bulging or hanging tummy
  • Have tried to reduce your tummy with diet and exercise
  • Have slack abdominal muscles
  • Have loose or hanging abdominal skin
  • Are at or near your ideal weight
  • Are in good general health

In addition, an ideal candidate is a non-smoker. You will be asked to quit smoking, or at least stop smoking during the presurgical and postsurgical periods. Learn more about Candidacy for Abdominoplasty Surgery.

Tummy Tuck Vs. Liposuction

A tummy tuck is better for people with excess hanging skin and slack abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck candidates may also have significant abdominal fat. Liposuction is best for people with relatively good muscle and skin tone but with surplus abdominal fat. SmartLipo is a good procedure for people who have abdominal fat but have some skin laxity.

The best way to determine what procedure is best for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Foster today. He will talk about your goals and conduct an examination to determine the procedure most likely to give you the results you desire.

Tummy Tuck Procedure

There are three parts to a typical abdominoplasty procedure. First, the excess skin and fat that has accumulated in the lower abdominal area is removed. Dr. Foster does this by making a series of incisions that remove the excess skin and allow the existing skin to be closed tightly. The majority of these incisions are made below the bikini line, which allows for very inconspicuous post-surgical scarring. Abdominoplasty often has the added benefit of getting rid of stretch marks, appendectomy scars, and cesarean scars.

The second step involves tightening the abdominal muscles. Women who have had multiple pregnancies develop a separation between these muscles. Dr. Foster is able to permanently suture these muscles back together. The final step involves relocating the belly button to its original position, then close the incisions in multiple layers in order to produce very thin scarring. Liposuction is often used at this point to enhance the final result.

Dr. Foster performs most tummy tucks on an outpatient basis, utilizing general anesthesia. However, more minor abdominoplasty procedures may only require sedation and local anesthesia.

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Your Recovery

Most tummy tuck patients are able to go home shortly after surgery. This will depend on the extent of work that is done. For some patients, an overnight stay in the hospital is advised. You should expect some swelling, bruising, and limited movement in the hours and days following the surgery. Pain medication will be prescribed for you. You will be given an abdominal binder that must be worn for a month to ensure proper healing, as well as have drains placed. This is not a bulky dressing and is easily concealed under regular clothing.

Low-impact exercise is strongly encouraged as soon as possible after surgery. This will help aid the healing process, and will significantly lessen the risk of complications during recovery. Keep in mind that several months may need to pass before all the swelling goes down and the final results of the abdominoplasty are apparent, so it is important to be patient.

How Long Do The Results of a Tummy Tuck Last?

With a good healthy diet and exercise routine, the results of your tummy tuck should be permanent. If you begin to start gaining weight again, it will negatively effect yourt

Schedule a Consultation

Tummy Tucks can be a worthwhile procedure if you feel uncomfortable with your body. If you have been thinking about taking the next steps in exploring Tummy Tuck surgery, call (203) 577-6550 to schedule a free consultation with top plastic surgeon, Dr. Stanley Foster at his office located in Middlebury, Connecticut.