The Essentials of Abdominoplasty

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Posted April 15, 2024 in Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), by Dr. Fiorillo
The Essentials of Abdominoplasty

If you are considering plastic surgery to rectify the appearance of your abdomen, you might consider an abdominoplasty procedure, also known as a tummy tuck. Based in Pearl River, NY, and Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Dr. Michael Fiorillo’s specialty is helping people regain their confidence. One way many individuals can achieve this is through a firmer and flatter abdomen that can drastically improve their physical appearance and allow them to feel more comfortable with their bodies. Read on to learn more about the tummy tuck procedure and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

What is Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a “tummy tuck,” is a surgical procedure that tightens muscles and removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. The primary objective is to make the stomach area flatter and firmer. This procedure is particularly popular among those with excess fat, loose skin, and stretch marks in the midsection due to significant weight loss or following pregnancy when the belly muscles can become weakened and stretched.

There are a variety of tummy tuck procedure techniques that can be performed to achieve each individual patient’s unique goals. These include:

Mini Tummy Tuck

 A mini tummy tuck is an effective option for individuals with mild to moderate loose skin and excess fat below the belly button. This procedure involves the creation of a small incision just above the pubic area. The skin is then lifted to allow access to the excess fat to be removed and muscles to be tightened. 

Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck, also called a traditional tummy tuck, addresses the abdomen above and below the navel. A horizontal incision will be created across the lower abdomen, with a second incision created around the naval. The length of these incisions will depend on the amount of fat and skin being removed. Excess fat pockets will be removed via liposuction, and muscles will be tightened. Skin is smoothed over the new contours for a flat tummy.

Extended Tummy Tuck

An extended tummy tuck targets the upper and lower abdomen, as well as the hips and flanks. A horizontal incision will be created across the abdomen, which extends around the sides of the body. Excess skin and fat are trimmed from the abdomen, hips, and flanks, and weakened abdominal muscles are tightened. 

Circumferential Tummy Tuck 

A circumferential tummy tuck is a body lift procedure that addresses the abdomen, hips, flanks, buttocks, and thighs to dramatically improve body contour. It is a common option for individuals who have experienced dramatic weight loss. 

The Benefits of Abdominoplasty

The main benefits of a tummy tuck include tighter abdominal muscles and smoother skin on the stomach. However, an abdominoplasty can provide numerous benefits that go beyond just physical appearance. Regaining a firm and flat abdomen can also significantly impact one’s self-esteem and confidence. This rejuvenated self-image can positively impact one’s personal life, which can trickle into other facets of their life as well. 

Schedule a Consultation 

As a renowned plastic surgeon with offices in Pearl River, NY, and Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Dr. Fiorillo has successfully helped numerous individuals regain their confidence through abdominoplasty. Take a moment to view actual patient testimonials regarding their experience at our practice. 

Taking the first step towards an improved self-image and increased confidence is significant. Trust in the expertise of Dr. Fiorillo and his dedicated team to guide you through each step of the process. Reach out to us today to book your initial consultation.

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