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What Is Abdominoplasty?

Posted September 15, 2015 in Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), by Dr. Fiorillo

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, expertly performed by acclaimed surgeon, Dr. Fiorillo, can help you achieve your ideal midsection.

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 from 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, one that brings with it certain risks. While very rare, complications can include blood clots, thrombosis, cardiac or pulmonary complications, or infection. With that said, when you schedule a personal consult with Dr. Fiorillo at his convenient New York and New Jersey locations, he will carefully plan a personalized treatment course for you, which will significantly help to reduce the possibility of complications.

The key to a safe and stunning tummy tuck is choosing the right surgeon. Contact Dr. Fiorillo to make a personal consultation, either by scheduling online or calling (845) 842-1258.

Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.