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TUMMY TUCK IN PEARL RIVER, NY AT DR. FIORILLO’S ADVANCED PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDSPA
Excess fat and loose skin on the midsection can be frustrating for many people, especially when a healthy lifestyle is maintained and the rest of the body is proportional. Aging, genetics, pregnancy, prior surgeries, and weight fluctuations can all contribute to stretch marks, sagging skin, and fat deposits in the stomach region.
A tummy tuck procedure provides comprehensive smoothing and tightening of the abdominal tissues. The quality of your Pearl River Tummy Tuck results, however, can largely depend on your surgeon’s skill. Our surgeons at Advanced Plastic Surgery & Medspa in Rockland County, New York, have extensive experience in abdominoplasty.
WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK?
Eliminate Fat Permanently
Tummy Tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, offers a way to obtain a flatter, more toned abdominal area by removing excess fat, restructuring the weakened muscles, and tightening the skin for a smoother, more defined appearance.
What’s the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?
Tummy tucks are complex cosmetic procedures that help tighten the abdominal muscles and remove any sagging skin. Liposuction focuses on removing fat from the area but does not address loose skin or lax muscles.
Tighter & Smoother
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A TUMMY TUCK?
Individuals with excess skin and fat around their stomach who are at a stable weight, have realistic expectations, do not smoke, and are in generally good health are excellent candidates for a Tummy Tuck in Pearl River. A tummy tuck offers many benefits:
Tighter Abdominal Muscles:
During a tummy tuck, the loosened abdominal muscles are pulled together and sutured into place, providing a more defined, tighter core.
Smoother Stomach Skin:
After excess fat is removed and the muscles are pulled tight, the skin is pulled taut to provide a smooth appearance over the new contours, and any excess skin is removed.
With a sculpted stomach contour and less sagging skin in the abdominal region, many patients feel more comfortable in their clothing and can wear a bathing suit confidently.
Where Trim Tummies are Made
YOUR TUMMY TUCK CONSULTATION
The Tummy Tuck performed by our doctors results in a flatter, firmer stomach by eliminating extra fat and skin and tightening your abdominal muscles. Patients travel from all over the United States to see our offices in Rockland County, New York, and Bergen County, New Jersey. Book your Tummy Tuck consultation today.
“I had a tummy tuck three months ago, and my results are AMAZING! I did a lot of doctor research before choosing Dr. Fiorillo and felt that he would provide the results I was looking for–- and he did! The staff is very helpful and friendly. I have also had fillers with him, and I am very happy with the results. (Dr. Fiorillo is located in Rockland County, and I drive from Long Island to see him) I would highly recommend Dr. Fiorillo to friends and family!”
PREPARING FOR YOUR TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE
A Tailored Tummy
During your consultation, the doctors will advise you on the necessary pre-operative precautions to take before your tummy tuck.
These include avoiding anti-inflammatory medications that can enhance blood flow, abstaining from smoking and alcohol consumption which can impede blood flow and delay healing, and maintaining a stable weight two weeks before your procedure. There are different types of Tummy Tucks Pearl River patients can choose from. Based on your consultation, your doctor may perform a mini tummy tuck, full tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, or circumferential tummy tuck.
Customized to You
TYPES OF TUMMY TUCKS
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients with mild to moderate excess fat and loose skin below the navel. This technique involves a small incision along the lower abdominal area just above the pubic area. The skin is lifted to the navel to allow for specific fat regions to be targeted and removed, and muscles are brought close together and tightened with sutures.
Full Tummy Tuck
The full tummy tuck begins with a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen and a second incision around the navel. The size of the incisions will vary depending on the amount of excess skin and fat being excised. The skin is then separated, and excess fat is removed using liposuction. The muscles are pulled together and secured using sutures. The skin is pulled smooth over the new contours, and any excess skin is neatly trimmed away.
Extended Tummy Tuck
An extended tummy tuck treats the upper and lower abdominal area as well as the hips and flanks using a horizontal incision across the abdomen that extends around the sides of the body. Loose abdominal muscles are tightened, and excess skin and fat in the abdomen, hips, and flanks are removed.
Circumferential Tummy Tuck
The circumferential tummy tuck is a body lift technique that addresses the abdomen as well as the hips, flanks, buttocks, and thighs in one procedure for a dramatically improved body contour. By addressing concerns in the entire midsection, your torso can be slimmed, and your butt and thighs can be lifted for an improvement to your overall physique.
And Just Like That…
TUMMY TUCK RESULTS
Your excess skin and fat will be gone immediately, and after the swelling dissipates, improvements will continue to become evident over the next six months. Your doctor will be in touch with you from the initial consultation through the recuperation period to ensure you understand and are informed throughout every step of your aesthetic journey.
Sleek and Toned
TUMMY TUCK RECOVERY AND AFTERCARE
Recovery time varies depending on the techniques implemented with your Tummy Tuck. Most patients feel better within one to four weeks. During recovery, patients are advised to take time off from work and daily activities to allow adequate time for resting. Activities that require heavy lifting or muscle strain should be avoided for the first four weeks. Compression garments and other surgical dressings can help minimize swelling and bruising. It can take up to six months to fully recover and for scars to begin to fade. Post-surgical care instructions should be followed to promote a comfortable recuperation process. Partial (mini) abdominoplasty takes less time to recover from than the other approaches, with most of these patients resuming their daily routine after one or two weeks.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is a tummy tuck right for me?
Being in good overall health and having realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure are important. Abdominoplasty can significantly improve the appearance of your abdomen but is not intended to be used for weight loss. Your doctor can determine whether or not this procedure can benefit you and if you are a good candidate after a full examination and discussion with you.
Is a tummy tuck painful?
Mild bruising and swelling may be experienced, but any discomfort can be managed with prescription pain medication while you recuperate.
What type of anesthesia is used for tummy tuck surgery?
For all Tummy Tuck procedures, general anesthesia is required to ensure a safe and comfortable process.
How long will the results last?
Your Tummy Tuck outcome can be prolonged by investing time and energy into maintaining your figure with a healthy diet and exercise routine.
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
Associated costs may include anesthesia fees, hospital and surgical facility costs, medical testing, post-operative bandaging and garments, prescriptions, surgeon fees, and other charges. We will discuss your goals and preferences to determine which approach will benefit you, and he will then provide an accurate price estimate.
Will a tummy tuck leave scars?
The amount of fat and skin to be removed will determine the size of the incisions. Scars are unavoidable but can typically be covered by a bikini or underwear. Women who have undergone cesarean sections may have their incisions made along the pre-existing scar. It may take several months to a year for scars to fade, but with proper care, they can become nothing more than a faint line.
Can I combine other procedures with a tummy tuck?
Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.