Abdominoplasty Specialist Q&A
Questions and Answers by a Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck Specialist
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your stomach? Are you looking to remove excess fat and skin from your abdomen? Tummy Tuck may be the answer for you! To learn more contact us today to schedule a consultation at either of our convenient locations in North Brunswick, NJ or Princeton, NJ
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your stomach? Are you looking to remove excess fat and skin from your abdomen? This procedure may be the answer for you! To learn more contact us today or schedule a consultation at either of our convenient locations in North Brunswick, NJ or Princeton, NJ
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The specialists at Partridge Plastic Surgery provide the community of North Brunswick, NJ and Princeton, NJ with an extensive list of cosmetic procedures and treatments. We are dedicated to offering each one of our patients with highly customized services in order to reach their dream goals and desired look. We offer a wide range of treatments including breast augmentation, thigh lifts, eyelid surgery, fat injections, coolsculpting, chemical peels, cutting edge laser treatments, and much more.
One effective, transformative cosmetic surgery offered at Partridge Plastic Surgery is called an abdominoplasty. Below we have happily provided answers to the three most commonly asked questions about abdominoplasty procedures at our clinic: How long does an abdominoplasty last? How much does an abdominoplasty cost in North Brunswick, NJ and Princeton, NJ?
An abdominoplasty is a permanent cosmetic procedure that can last forever when properly maintained. It is an effective treatment used for those who have excessive skin and stubborn fat around the stomach. After your tummy tuck, it will be impossible for the skin and fat cells that were removed to ever grow back. However, if you aren’t committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating well, and implementing exercise into your daily life, your abdominal skin can begin to sag and new fat cells can begin to develop.
The cost of your abdominoplasty will be dependent on your healthcare provider and the complexity of the procedure. On average, this type of cosmetic procedure will cost $6000 to $6500. If you have any concerns about abdominoplasty costs in North Brunswick, NJ and Princeton, NJ, please don’t hesitate to talk with our specialists about how to make this procedure happen. We understand that getting an abdominoplasty is a big financial decision and we would be more than happy to discuss all of your options.
During an abdominoplasty procedure, your specialist will first administer an anesthetic so that you remain fully comfortable. Generally, for a procedure such as an abdominoplasty, you will have the choice between general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Once you are fully sedated, your cosmetic surgeon will make an incision from your belly button to your pubic hairline. You may also need an incision around the navel depending on how much excess skin is around your abdomen. Next, the upper abdominal skin will be pulled down and any excess skin will be trimmed. Your specialist will also have to create a new opening for the belly button. Once this is created, your belly button will return to the surface of the abdomen and your incisions will be ready to be closed.
After your tummy tuck procedure, you can expect to feel slightly sore and swollen. It takes about six weeks for full abdominoplasty recovery. Once you’ve healed, you can return to your normal exercise routine and activities. To encourage proper healing, make sure to carefully follow your plastic surgeon’s aftercare instructions.
We recommend you follow these general guidelines after your procedure:
– Get rest
– Move around
– Wear a compression garment
– Stay plenty hydrated
– Use ice packs
– Take proper pain medications and/or antibiotics
– Limit fast movements
– Don’t stay still for too long
Whether you’re having a hard time reducing stubborn belly fat, you have excessive skin around your abdomen, or weakened abdominal muscles, an abdominoplasty may be the right procedure for you. We would love to discuss the many life changing benefits of an abdominoplasty and answer any of your further questions. Give our friendly professional staff a call anytime during our business hours or request an appointment through our online request form. Partridge Plastic Surgery looks forward to seeing you in our clinic soon! We serve patients from North Brunswick NJ, Milltown NJ, Clyde NJ, New Brunswick NJ, Sayreville NJ, Edison NJ, Princeton NJ, and Rocky Hill NJ.
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Do you have excess skin after having kids or losing weight? Are you frustrated that despite diet and exercise you can’t get the flat tummy that you want? If so, you may want to think about having a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty. After pregnancy or weight loss, stretched out skin and muscle on the abdomen doesn’t always contract fully, and no amount of exercise will get rid of the sagging extra skin and fat. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is only one effective procedure to correct this problem. A tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction, which removes excess fat pockets, or can be performed with breast surgery, also known as a mommy makeover.
A tummy tuck provides men and women the opportunity to regain a slimmer, more defined midsection. In this procedure, the skin and fat of the lower abdomen below the belly button are removed, and the muscle layer is tightened with sutures. Liposuction is often used in conjunction with a tummy tuck to further smooth out the belly and love handles by reducing fat in those areas.
The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis and typically comes with a recovery period as the skin heals and restores its natural appearance.
Abdominoplasty is suitable for people who:
– Are in good general health overall
– Are at a stable weight
– Do not smoke
– Have excess skin in the abdominal region
– Are finished having children
– Have lost a significant amount of weight
While abdominoplasties are ideal in many different situations, some circumstances are not well-suited for the procedure, including:
– Women who plan to have children in the future may want to postpone a tummy tuck until after they are finished bearing children; the body undergoes severe changes during pregnancy that can reverse the results of the procedure, such as tightened vertical muscles.
– People who still plan on losing a significant amount of weight should also postpone their treatment until they are closer to their weight loss goal.
Another important consideration of a tummy tuck procedure is that it leaves a scar on the abdomen. It typically runs along the bikini line, and the length of the scar depends on the amount of extra skin removed. The greater the amount of extra skin, the larger the scar will be; a mini-abdominoplasty is used in situations with minimal extra skin, resulting in a shorter scar.
The plastic surgeon will discuss all of these options during the consultation, and after discussing the desired outcome and reason for the procedure, the surgeon will determine the appropriate approach.
Call us today to book an appointment with our abdominoplasty specialist, Joanna Partridge, MD or visit one of our convenient locations: in North Brunswick, Princeton. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from North Brunswick NJ, Milltown NJ, Clyde NJ, New Brunswick NJ, Sayreville NJ, Edison NJ, Princeton NJ, and Rocky Hill NJ.