Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Get Rid of Excess Skin & Fat in Rochester NY
What is a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
We perform various body contouring treatments at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a popular procedure for patients who have lost weight, but the excess skin remains.
With this procedure, our Rochester Plastic Surgeons remove excess skin and deposits of fat. In some cases, our plastic surgeons may tighten the muscle in your abdominal area, slimming your waistline and greatly reducing the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
Am I Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck?
Women who have abdominal muscles and skin that are loose due to pregnancy can benefit greatly from the procedure. Tummy tuck surgery can help you get rid of a protruding belly, even one that won’t go away with diet and exercise.
What Type of Abdominoplasty Is Right for Me?
Before your operation, you will have a consultation at our office in Rochester. Tummy tuck operations come in several variations, and your abdominoplasty surgeon will work with you to determine what type would best suit you. A “mini-tummy tuck,” technically known as a partial abdominoplasty, may be a better option if the areas of fat are mostly below your navel.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Procedure
When performed at our surgical facility in Rochester, abdominoplasty surgery usually takes two to three hours to complete. A mini-tummy tuck generally takes only an hour. In the full abdominoplasty operation, the main incision stretches across your abdomen just above the pubic area, reaching from one hip to the other. A mini-tummy tuck uses a shorter incision, and usually does not require us to separate and move your navel. During these abdominoplasty procedures, some patients may have their abdominal muscles tightened. This makes your stomach firmer and slims the contour of your waistline.
What Other Procedures Can Be Combined with a Tummy Tuck?
If fat deposits are more widespread, you may get the best results from a tummy tuck done in conjunction with liposuction, which can give you a better body contour by removing fat deposits from your hips and other areas. Depending on your particular circumstances, our Rochester plastic surgeon may even recommend liposuction alone instead of an abdominoplasty.
Within a few weeks to a few months of your tummy tuck procedure, you should be back to normal activities.