The midsection is one of the top cosmetic concerns for patients. Tummy tuck surgery can sculpt and tone the abdomen to inspire confidence in your body. Hanging abdominal skin caused by aging, pregnancy or substantial weight loss may take away from a flat stomach. Additionally, pregnancy that results in loose or stretched abdominal muscles may contribute to bulging around the midsection. Tummy tuck surgery can specifically target these conditions to create a slimmer, more contoured waistline.
Dr. Brandow is one of Philadelphia’s top tummy tuck surgeons and can restore youthful definition to the midsection through abdominoplasty. The Brandow Clinic has helped countless patients achieve long-lasting body sculpting improvements through tummy tuck surgery.
Who is a Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?
- If you have sagging skin around the midsection.
- If you have loose or stretched abdominal muscles caused by pregnancy or weight loss.
- If you are experiencing bulging that takes away from a firm waistline.
Intended Results From Abdominoplasty
Tummy tuck surgery can achieve long-lasting results by addressing abdominal sagging caused by loose or excess skin. Abdominoplasty will also surgically tighten weakened stomach muscles.
Procedure Description – Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck is performed on an out-patient basis at either an out-patient surgery center or hospital. General anesthesia is administered and incisions are carefully made around the abdomen. Dr. Brandow will remove any excess skin and tighten lax skin for a firmer appearance. Stretched or loose abdominal muscles can also be tightened during your tummy tuck. Unwanted abdominal fat can be removed, if necessary, using liposuction.
Recuperation and Healing After Abdominoplasty Surgery
Patients may be sent home with compression garments to assist in healing. Additionally, drains may be temporarily placed following tummy tuck surgery. Patients can be prescribed oral medications to help control and alleviate discomfort after abdominoplasty. Bruising and swelling are common and will typically subside within 2-4 weeks. Final tummy tuck results usually take shape over the course of a few months.
Other Options to Enhance The Results Of A Tummy Tuck
Liposuction is often used alongside abdominoplasty to further complement results. Liposuction can remove excess fat cells around the midsection that are difficult to reduce through dieting and exercise. This unwanted fat may contribute to love handles. Dr. Brandow can slim the abdomen through liposuction while tightening lax skin and muscles with tummy tuck surgery.
Additional body contouring techniques may also be combined with abdominoplasty to further enhance results, including an Arm Lift, Thigh Lift or Breast Enhancement. Dr. Brandow can discuss which body sculpting treatments are ideal for you during your tummy tuck consultation at our Philadelphia / New Jersey Shore offices.
Insurance Guidelines for Abdominoplasty in Philadelphia
Tummy tuck surgery is typically considered to be cosmetic and not covered by insurance. Abdominoplasty patients are usually fully responsible for payment.
The specific risks and suitability of tummy tuck surgery for each individual can only be determined during your abdominoplasty consultation. Every surgery carries some degree of risk. Though major complications are rare, minor complications that do not affect the surgical outcome may occasionally occur.