Oftentimes, no matter how much time is spent exercising or eating healthily, that stubborn belly fat just will not go away. Now, thanks to an abdominoplasty, performed by double-board certified plastic surgeon, Michael Fiorillo, you can feel assured that a stunning midsection is much more attainable than you may think.
What is an abdominoplasty exactly? Known more colloquially as a “tummy tuck,” in a full abdominoplasty, Dr. Fiorillo will make an incision from hip to hip just above the pubic area. Another incision is then made in order to free the navel from the surrounding skin. From there, the skin is detached from the abdominal wall to reveal the muscle and fascia.
The muscle and fascia are then tightened with sutures. Depending on the amount of fat to be removed, liposuction may be used to refine the transition zones of the abdomen. A dressing and sometimes a compression garment are then applied, and excess fluid is drained.
As with any invasive or non-invasive cosmetic procedure, one must always be conscious of any potential risks involved. While being a major procedure, abdominoplasty is considered to be a safe procedure, especially when performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Fiorillo. Ideal candidates for a partial abdominoplasty are generally within 10% of their ideal body weight and include those patients who do not have enough excess fat and skin for a full abdominoplasty procedure, yet too much for liposuction alone. It is especially effective for those with a localized fullness within the lower abdomen that can be easily removed through the smaller incision. At your personalized consultation, Dr. Fiorillo will address any potential risks and how best to mitigate them.
If you are looking to uncover a more youthful and vibrant you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fiorillo at his Pearl River office online or call (866) 971-7705.