Tummy Tuck Surgery
Tummy Tuck Surgery
A firm, flat and toned stomach is closer than you think
Transform your body's contour with Dr. Applebaum’s Tummy Tuck procedure
Before and After Results
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The Tummy Tuck, also called Abdominoplasty, is a truly transformative procedure that can give you the toned midsection you’ve always wanted. Dr. Applebaum has been performing Tummy Tucks for nearly thirty years and specializes in delivering beautiful results with minimal scarring and recovery time.
Learn about the Tummy Tuck procedure and the benefits
The three types of Tummy Tucks include:
- Partial or Mini-Abdominoplasty
- Complete Abdominoplasty
- Circumferential Abdominoplasty
A Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the midsection and tightens abdominal muscles that may be separated or weakened. The result is a smooth, flat, firm abdominal profile that more closely resembles the midsection of your dreams.
Dr. Applebaum performs complete Abdominoplasty on patients who need to remove a moderate to significant amount of fat and skin from the midsection. Dr. Applebaum will create an incision low on the abdomen that stays within the level of your underwear or bikini. Depending on the amount of skin to remove will determine the length of the incision that usually extends from hip bone to hip bone, allowing him to work with the skin and muscle as required.
Dr. Applebaum performs a Circumferential Abdominoplasty when patients carry excess fat and skin around both the abdomen and the back, as may be the case with patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. The incision for a circumferential Abdominoplasty extends around the body. This type of Abdominoplasty requires the longest recovery, as it is capable of removing the most tissue.
Because of Dr. Applebaum and my Tummy Tuck result, I am back to my pre-pregnancy size, and I feel fabulous. I cannot believe the types of clothes that I am wearing, which I never thought I would ever be able to wear again
TUMMY TUCK SURGERY FAQs
Patients may be surprised to find that a tummy tuck is not always necessary. Patients with a small amount of excess fat to be removed and good skin laxity may be able to achieve their aesthetic goals through liposuction alone. Patients with a larger amount of excess skin or fat may benefit from a combination of abdominoplasty and liposuction, while other patients will achieve the best results from a tummy tuck. Dr. Applebaum will discuss your unique anatomic profile, medical history, goals and expectations during your consultation in order to help you determine which procedure will deliver the results you desire.
It is common for patients to be concerned about scarring, which is why Dr. Applebaum takes an individualized approach to each patient’s tummy tuck. There is a significant incision required in order to perform a tummy tuck, but Dr. Applebaum evaluates each patient individually in order to find the most favorable and least visible place for an incision. Abdominoplasty incisions are made low on the abdomen at about the same level as the pubic hair, which means your incision will be hidden even in low-rise jeans. Patients who are concerned about scarring are concerned to wear a bathing suit or underwear during the consultation so that Dr. Applebaum can show the patient where the incision will occur prior to surgery.
It is common for patients who have experienced significant weight loss or pregnancy to have large amounts of excess skin that may appear loose or crepey. The amount of skin that can be removed by a tummy tuck depends on which procedure the patient has chosen, as well as the size of the incision. Regardless of which type of abdominoplasty a patient chooses, a significant amount of skin will be removed, which helps to eliminate the appearance of stretched, crepey skin. Some patients may also have stretch marks removed as part of the procedure. Once the patient has recovered, they will have a noticeably flatter and smoother midsection with most of the extra skin and fullness gone. People who have had a liposuction or abdominoplasty surgery are often more comfortable wearing fitted clothing or exposing their abdomens in bathing suits and underwear.
The tummy tuck is a significant surgery that is intended to provide lasting results, so Dr. Applebaum recommends that patients delay having a tummy tuck until after they are done having children. Similarly, patients who plan on losing a large amount of weight should be close to their weight loss goal before the surgery. Patients who are concerned about excess fat on the abdomen, hips, or thighs but who plan to have another child or lose more weight can use liposuction to contour these areas.