Women often find themselves experiencing a puffy, bulging lower tummy. Poor diet, weight gains and losses, aging, and pregnancy can lead to stretch marks, a ‘pooch’, or ‘muffin top’. Clothes may fit poorly; sitting is uncomfortable, and bathing suits are awkward. Worst of all, this area can be extremely difficult to tone through simple diet and exercise.
An Abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to tighten the spread muscles and eliminate the excess fat and skin that have accumulated across the abdomen. The procedure can remove existing C-section scars, and reshape and lift the groin area or mons pubis, providing patients with a flatter, smoother stomach. A Tummy Tuck will restore the abdomen to a youthful shape and stability; it can also be paired with other plastic surgery procedures to create a more personalized result.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure:
Dr. Basile will sit with his patient for an in-depth consultation. It is during this time that he will review the medical history, anatomy, physical concerns, and goals of the patient. The procedure, recovery, and risks will be discussed. Together with the patient, Dr. Basile will determine if an Abdominoplasty is the right procedure to achieve the maximum results.
An Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, as an outpatient, at an accredited Surgery Center. It will take between two to five hours to complete, depending on the technique used. If overnight aid is requested, our office staff will arrange professional recovery help.
The Tummy Tuck Recovery:
Patients should expect their recovery from a Tummy Tuck to last at least two weeks. There will be some mild discomfort after surgery, but Dr. Basile will prescribe the appropriate medications to support you comfortably at home. Strenuous activity and exercise should be postponed for six weeks, and then slowly resumed.
Dr. Basile, is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has more than 20 years of Abdominoplasty experience.
As always, your consultation with Dr. Basile is complimentary, so let us assist you in scheduling a time to discuss your potential Tummy Tuck procedure.