Are you tired of battling stubborn belly fat that won’t budge? Have you been left with excess, loose skin, or fatty tissue from weight loss or pregnancy? Discover the transformative potential of a tummy tuck at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery. Our skilled tummy tuck surgeons can help you achieve that sculpted midsection you’ve dreamed about.

Achieve the sleek figure you desire with a tummy tuck

A taut, youthful abdomen speaks volumes about health and vitality. However, life events, from aging to pregnancy, often distort this ideal shape, resulting in stretched abdominal skin and stubborn fatty deposits. While some manage marginal improvements through diet and exercise, many find these imperfections persistent. The tummy tuck, offered at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, can help to address issues such as loose skin and stretch marks.

  • A firm, sculpted physique
    Remove extra skin and fat, revealing a firmer, younger-looking mid-section.
  • Enhanced core tightness
    Strengthen and tighten underlying muscles, offering a more sculpted midsection.
  • Custom-tailored results
    Every tummy tuck in Boston caters to individual needs, ensuring optimal satisfaction and confidence.

About the abdominoplasty procedure

Abdominoplasty, a time-honored surgical procedure, works wonders in eradicating stubborn fat and stretched tissue around the abdomen, benefiting both men and women. It’s not just a solution for those grappling with weight gain; it also addresses physical changes that come with pregnancy or advancing age. As one of the top five cosmetic surgeries pursued in the United States, the popularity of abdominoplasty has surged impressively, with rates doubling since the turn of the millennium.

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Before & After

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What can the tummy tuck address?

The tummy tuck resolves issues with excessive abdominal tissue that results from:

  • Aging
  • Pregnancy
  • Genetics
  • Previous abdominal surgery
  • Weight fluctuations
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Technique that sets us apart

When our surgeons perform an abdominoplasty in Brookline, they utilize liposuction to meticulously sculpt the abdominal area. This process involves creating natural transitions from the waist to the hips, enhancing the overall physique. A key part of this procedure is emphasizing the rectus abdominis muscles, commonly known as the “six-pack” muscles, for additional definition when appropriate. Our surgeons firmly believe that the navel is a testament to a surgeon’s expertise in abdominoplasty. Therefore, they pay special attention to crafting a natural-looking belly button that effortlessly blends with the patient’s body contour, ensuring it doesn’t appear artificially constructed.

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Who is the ideal tummy tuck candidate?

While our doctors’ tummy tuck procedure can provide dramatic results for most people, not everyone is an ideal candidate. Potential abdominoplasty patients should be in generally good health, non-smokers, understand body contouring techniques and hold realistic goals for the results. Additionally, successful abdominoplasty requires a patient to be close to their ideal weight, as dramatic body weight fluctuations, especially due to the effects of pregnancy, can lead to loose skin and negate some of the results. Women considering a future pregnancy should, therefore, postpone their tummy tuck procedure until they’ve decided to cease having more children.

What is the abdominoplasty procedure?

Dr. Miller, Dr. Doherty, or Dr. Tandon will perform the abdominoplasty procedure in one of their fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgical suites or a reputable area hospital. The tummy tuck typically takes from two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia. While many patients will have a tummy tuck on an outpatient basis, an overnight hospital stay is recommended in some cases.

Mini tummy tuck

A partial abdominoplasty, or mini tummy tuck, can successfully improve the abdomen for patients who do not need the dramatic changes that accompany a more extensive procedure. It is beneficial for those who don’t have a significant amount of excess skin but are looking to address stubborn pockets of fat. The mini tummy tuck involves shorter incisions, and no navel reshaping or tightening of the abdominal muscles is involved. The partial abdominoplasty takes only an hour to perform and requires a shorter recovery period.

When will I have a post-op appointment?

Drain tubes inserted during the procedure are usually removed during the one-week post-op appointment with Dr. Miller, Dr. Doherty, or Dr. Tandon.

When can I return to work?

Most patients feel fit to return to work within two weeks. However, the resumption of strenuous activities and exercise should be cautiously approached. Our doctors encourage patients to start walking and moving around as soon as they feel able. Still, heavy lifting, straining, and vigorous exercise should be held off for at least four to six weeks.

Will I have scars after the tummy tuck surgery?

Scarring is normal after an abdominoplasty. Dr. Miller, Dr. Doherty, and Dr. Tandon take their time to meticulously place thin incisions that can easily be concealed under clothing and swimwear. The scar will run from hip to hip, closely following the pubic bone. Over time, the scar will fade somewhat, although it will remain visible.

When will I see the results?

While some improvements from the tummy tuck can be seen quickly, it will take several months to appreciate the full results of surgery. As the swelling resolves, patients can begin to note a flatter, firmer abdomen without the unsightly sagging skin and fatty tissue. With a proper diet and routine exercise schedule, patients can see their abdominoplasty results last for years.

How much does abdominoplasty surgery cost?

The exact cost of your abdominoplasty will vary according to the specific technique used and your desired correction. To find out how much your tummy tuck will cost, schedule a private consultation at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery at either the Newbury Street location or our office in Brookline. Call us for more information or fill out our online form. While Boston Center for Plastic Surgery does not accept medical insurance, as cosmetic procedures are generally not covered, we do accept a variety of payment options, such as cash and all major credit cards. Speak to our patient coordinator about your medical financing option through CareCredit.

What to expect during your abdominoplasty recovery?

The recovery period for a full tummy tuck typically spans around four weeks. However, this timeframe can fluctuate based on individual patient factors and their specific activities. Our surgeons strongly advise patients to abstain from any twisting movements or rotary sports for approximately 2 to 3 months post-procedure. The goal is to perform the procedure once and achieve optimal results. By adopting a cautious approach during the recovery phase, we can significantly enhance our chances of success. It’s essential that patients follow these guidelines to ensure their healing process is smooth and the final outcome meets their aesthetic goals.

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Abdominoplasty FAQ

What is a tummy tuck?

Can the tummy tuck be performed alongside other surgeries?

Am I the right candidate for an abdominoplasty procedure?

Will a tummy tuck leave scars?

Can a tummy tuck help me lose weight?

When can I resume work after a tummy tuck?

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, medically known as abdominoplasty, is one of the popular body contouring procedures designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal region, resulting in a firmer and more toned abdomen and a more pleasing physical silhouette.

Can the tummy tuck be performed alongside other surgeries?

Yes, a tummy tuck is often combined with additional techniques. A Mommy Makeover will include a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation. A body lift will pair a tummy tuck with a thigh lift, buttock lift, and liposuction. During your consultation at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Miller, Dr. Doherty, or Dr. Tandon, the best technique(s) for your unique needs will be determined.

Am I the right candidate for an abdominoplasty procedure?

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is great for body contouring, especially for those dealing with excess sagging tissue in their abdomen. The perfect candidate would be in good health, have a clear understanding of the procedure, and hold realistic expectations about the final outcome.

Will a tummy tuck leave scars?

Yes, a tummy tuck does result in scarring. However, our expert surgeons - Dr. Miller, Dr. Doherty, and Dr. Tandon, strategically place the incisions from hip to hip above the pubic bone to ensure any scars are concealed under clothing or swimwear.

Can a tummy tuck help me lose weight?

No, a tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution. It’s best suited for individuals near their ideal stable weight. The procedure contours the body, specifically targeting resistant excess skin and fat unresponsive to diet and exercise.

When can I resume work after a tummy tuck?

Most patients feel ready to return to work around 10-14 days post abdominoplasty. However, heavy lifting and vigorous activities should be avoided for four to six weeks to facilitate optimal healing.

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