Tummy Tuck Procedure in South Jersey
The team at Premier Plastic Surgery Arts is proud to help patients achieve a slimmer figure with a tummy tuck. South Jersey residents who want to get rid of excess skin following dramatic weight loss or pregnancy can take advantage of this procedure at our office in Voorhees, NJ. If dieting and exercising just doesn’t seem to be working and your skin has lost some of its elasticity, we are here to help.
Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Right for You?
Even if you work out regularly you may notice that the skin around your abdomen isn’t as tight as it used to be. If you have gone through periods of weight gain, including pregnancy, the stomach muscles under the skin have likely expanded and separated. Additionally, the skin loses its elasticity as it stretches and can create stretch marks and loose skin. When you lose excess weight rapidly, the skin and muscles continue to be stretched, preventing you from achieving a flat and slim look. If this is the case, abdominoplasty can correct the problem.
Types of Abdominoplasty Procedures
There are many different types of abdominoplasty procedures we offer at Premier Plastic Surgery Arts. Dr. Franckle performs all of these and will explain to you which procedure is necessary to fix your tummy during the consultation.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is a good option for people who are at or near their desired weight but still have some excess fat and skin in the lower abdomen only. This version of the procedure will remove small pockets of excess fat and skin that are difficult to get rid of through traditional diet and exercise. The procedure requires a smaller incision, and it is usually performed in addition to liposuction to smooth the lower abdomen area. This procedure also has a shorter recovery than a full tummy tuck because the abdominal wall muscles are not tightened.
Full Tummy Tuck
The standard full tummy tuck, known as abdominoplasty, is ideal for people who need to tighten the entire abdominal area. This procedure involves removing excess tissue and tightening the area from the chest down to the waistline. It often includes diastasis repair (a spreading of the abdominal muscles usually due to pregnancy). It differs from the mini by addressing excess skin above the belly button.
About the Procedure
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia under the care of Dr. Franckle and his staff. Although the procedure varies from person to person, it generally lasts no longer than a few hours depending on whether or not you are receiving a full or mini tummy tuck. After the procedure you won’t have to worry about visible scarring, as the placement of the incision is carefully hidden within the bikini line.
Thanks to advances in technology and the experience behind Dr. Franckle and his team, you can expect the recovery process following this procedure to be simple with mild discomfort. Although you will experience some slight discomfort for a few days, this will quickly subside. You will need to wear a compression garment for up to 4 weeks after the surgery to help reduce swelling, but it should not interfere with your daily routine. We recommend taking off of work for a week and avoiding intense physical activity for the first month and a half.
To see how this procedure can transform your appearance, view our before and after gallery to see results from our previous patients. To learn more about Premier Plastic Surgery Arts and your surgery options, give us a call at (856) 772-6500 for more information or visit our office:
Premier Plastic Surgery Arts
2301 Evesham Road, Suite 107
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043