What Are My Tummy Tuck Procedure Options?
Posted September 12, 2019 in Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is a procedure performed by board-certified surgeons to remove excess skin and fat and, in some cases, restore separated or weakened abdominal muscles.
An ideal tummy tuck surgeon is someone like Dr. Michael A. Fiorillo, who has talent, experience, and an impressive track record of performing successful tummy tuck procedures consistently.
Who Is Dr. Fiorillo?
Dr. Fiorillo is an abdominoplasty expert in New York. He is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with two decades of experience, making him well suited for your surgery.
Dr. Fiorillo has handled a myriad of cases throughout his career, ranging from simple, routine procedures to more advanced situations that require more than just ordinary surgical skills.
The Tummy Tuck Process
Mini Tummy Tuck
Patients who have mild to moderate amounts of excess skin and fat around the stomach and below their navel can benefit from this technique.
A thin incision is made along the lower abdominal area, above the pubic region.
The fat is removed, then the stomach skin is lifted before the excess is neatly trimmed away. If needed, the muscles are tightened and reattached.
Full Tummy Tuck
Patients with more extensive fat and excess skin around their midsection can benefit from this approach.
A horizontal incision is made along the lower abdominal area, and a second incision is made at the navel.
After separating the skin, excess fat is removed with liposuction.
The muscles are then brought together and reattached for a tighter appearance.
Extended Tummy Tuck
When the hips and flanks also have excess fat and skin, this method of tummy tuck surgery can benefit the patient.
An incision is made horizontally across the abdomen and extends to the sides. Fat and skin are then excised before the muscles are tightened and reattached.
Circumferential Tummy Tuck
The circumferential technique allows a full-body lift by extending completely around the hips, flanks, buttocks, thighs, and stomach.
The entire midsection is addressed for a slimmer torso and lifted appearance.
The incisions are slightly extended to reach around the whole body. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the abdominal muscles are pulled tight.
Please discuss your ideal outcome with Dr. Fiorillo to ensure your results are satisfying and customized to meet your needs.
Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Right for Me?
If you have excess abdominal skin and fat, are in good overall health, and have realistic expectations for your surgery, then abdominoplasty may be right for you.
This procedure can significantly improve the appearance and contour of your stomach.
Patients who have still have excess weight to lose may need to reach their ideal weight before undergoing this procedure.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fiorillo to discuss your goals and medical history, so he can determine if this procedure can be beneficial to you.
How Long Is the Recovery?
Every patient will experience a different recovery based on the technique utilized and how their body heals. Most patients feel much better within one to four weeks.
Compression garments are worn to help reduce swelling and bruising and support the new contours.
Follow your post-surgical care instructions carefully. It is recommended that you take time off from work and other responsibilities so you can rest and fully recuperate.
High-intensity exercise or heavy lifting will need to be avoided for at least four weeks. Some patients take up to six months to completely recover, which is when scars begin to fade.
Mini tummy tuck surgery usually takes less time to heal. Patients who went this route are typically back to their routine within two or three weeks.
When you trust Dr. Fiorillo with your procedure, you are positioning yourself to work with a genuine, experienced professional.
Sometimes less experienced surgeons will offer surgery for a too-good-to-be-true price tag, but investing in a skilled, certified surgeon is a safer bet to achieve your desired results.