Sometimes, even with the most diligent diet and exercise regimens, a flat and well-toned belly is frustratingly hard to attain. Despite maintaining a healthy weight, some people can develop a loose and sagging abdomen that can be the result of pregnancy, prior surgery, significant weight changes, heredity and simply the passage of time. If that’s the case, an abdominoplasty may be the ideal solution for you. Come speak with cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Michael Fiorillo, at his office in Pearl River, New York, and discover how a toned midsection is within your reach.
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a “tummy tuck,” improves the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, while also tightening the muscles for patients with pockets of loose fat and skin that stubbornly remains even after diet and exercise. The procedure is highly effective for people who have undergone weight loss surgery, as well as for new mothers with stretched bellies following a recent pregnancy.
As each procedure is different, individual recovery time varies as well, though for a full abdominoplasty, the initial recovery period can take from one to four weeks. Strenuous activity is best avoided and patients are suggested to take time from work. Swelling, bruising and general discomfort is common, with full recovery taking up to six months, and surgical scars fading more thereafter.
Abdominoplasty is a major procedure, and carries certain risks. While very rare, complications can include blood clots, thrombosis, cardiac or pulmonary complications, or infection. However, when you schedule a personal consult with Dr. Fiorillo at his office located in Rockland County, New York, he will carefully plan a personalized treatment course for you, which will significantly help to reduce the possibility of complications.
Contact Dr. Fiorillo at his Pearl River, New York office to make a personal consultation, either by scheduling online or calling (866) 971-7705.