If you are looking for a way to eliminate belly fat and enhance the contours of the abdominal region, you may want to consider a tummy tuck at Atlantic Surgical Associates. We offer this and other body sculpting treatments to residents of New Brunswick, Edison, West Long Branch, and the nearby cities of New York and New Jersey.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that eliminates fat, removes excess skin, and tightens the abdominal muscles to enhance the contours of the stomach. A tummy tuck may be an ideal treatment for patients who have developed loose skin in the stomach due to weight loss, the natural aging process, or other factors. In addition, it can also be an effective solution for patients who have stubborn fat in the abdominal region and would like to achieve a firmer, more sculpted appearance. At Atlantic Surgical Associates, we offer both traditional tummy tucks and mini tummy tucks.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
The cost of your tummy tuck treatment will vary depending on the extent of surgery necessary to produce your desired results. During your consultation, you and Dr. Volshteyn will discuss your cosmetic goals in order to determine the best approach to your tummy tuck procedure. Once your treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment. To learn more about what you can expect and how you can pay for your treatment, please refer to our page on plastic surgery financing.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is similar to a traditional tummy tuck, except it only targets the area of the stomach below the belly button. This may be an ideal treatment for patients who are only concerned with the lower area of the stomach, and would like to avoid the cost, downtime, and additional scarring of a full tummy tuck procedure. For patients looking for more dramatic results, a traditional tummy tuck may be the best solution.
What is the Tummy Tuck Procedure Like?
Tummy tucks are performed under general anesthesia to keep patients safe and comfortable during the procedure. The incisions made for your tummy tuck procedure include an incision in the belly button and an incision along the pubic hair line. The incisions will be similar for a mini tummy tuck, although slightly smaller. Through these incisions, Dr. Volshteyn will remove excess skin and fat to enhance the contours of the stomach. Then, he will tighten the abdominal muscles for improved muscle definition. Finally, the incisions will be closed and the treatment will be complete.
What is the Recovery Period Like After a Tummy Tuck?
After a tummy tuck procedure, patients may need to take a week or two off of work and other normal activities in order to rest and heal. During this time, it is common to experience bruising, swelling, and varying levels of discomfort. After the initial recovery period, patients will have to take extra care to avoid exercise and other strenuous activities for at least a month. Patients are encouraged to get as much rest as possible during this time in order to facilitate a speedy recovery. A mini tummy tuck will produce a similar experience, although the recovery time will be somewhat accelerated.
Are the Results from a Tummy Tuck Permanent?
The tummy tuck procedure permanently eliminates fat and tissue from the abdomen, producing long-lasting and even permanent body contouring results. However, the results from your tummy tuck procedure can be affected by future changes in weight, as well as the natural aging process. We encourage patients to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits in order to make their results last as long as possible.
Contact us today to learn more about the tummy tuck procedure, or to get started with treatment by scheduling an initial consultation. Atlantic Surgical Associates welcomes patients from Edison, West Long Branch and East Brunswick, NJ, as well as those from the neighboring areas of New York.