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A Comprehensive Guide to Tummy Tucks from a Plastic Surgeon Near Me

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Tummy tucks, or abdominoplasty, are a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to sculpt and contour the abdomen, achieving a firmer, more toned appearance. Tummy tucks from Contemporary Plastic Surgery’s Board-certified surgeon, Dr. Herbstman, offer a solution to enhance both aesthetic appeal and self-confidence for patients near Ocean, New Jersey, who are dealing with a wide range of insecurities about their abdomen.  

Reasons Why Patients Choose Tummy Tucks:

  • Excess Skin: Significant weight loss, pregnancy, or aging can lead to stretched, sagging skin in the abdominal area, detracting from a toned physique
  • Stubborn Fat: Despite diet and exercise efforts, localized fat deposits may persist in the abdomen, creating bulges or muffin tops
  • Muscle Weakness: Pregnancy or significant weight fluctuations can cause abdominal muscles to separate or weaken, resulting in a protruding belly or abdominal laxity
  • Desire for Contouring: Patients seeking to achieve a flatter, more sculpted abdomen often turn to tummy tucks to refine their body contours and achieve a more proportionate figure
  • Boost in Confidence: By addressing aesthetic concerns and achieving desired body goals, tummy tuck patients often experience a significant boost in self-esteem and body confidence

Details of the Tummy Tuck Procedure:

Tummy tucks typically involve the following steps:

  1. Anesthesia: The patient is administered either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to ensure comfort throughout the procedure
  2. Incision: The surgeon makes an incision along the lower abdomen, typically within the bikini line, to access the underlying tissues
  3. Liposuction: Sculpting of the flanks to blend with the new abdominal contour
  4. Muscle Repair: If necessary, the surgeon tightens, and sutures weakened or separated abdominal muscles to create a firmer abdominal wall
  5. Excess Skin Removal: The surgeon removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, creating a smoother, tighter contour
  6. Skin Redraping: The remaining skin is redraped over the newly contoured abdomen, and the incisions are meticulously closed with sutures
  7. Recovery: Patients are provided with post-operative care instructions (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) and will be provided a compression garment to minimize swelling and support the healing process

Candidate Criteria for Tummy Tucks:

  • Individuals with excess abdominal skin and fat
  • Patients who have achieved a stable weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Women who have completed their childbearing and do not plan on future pregnancies
  • Non-smokers or individuals willing to quit smoking before and after the procedure
  • Individuals in good overall health with realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of the surgery

During the consultation, Dr. Herbstman evaluates the patient’s abdominal anatomy, discusses their aesthetic goals, and assesses their overall health to determine candidacy for a tummy tuck. Open communication regarding expectations, potential risks, and recovery is essential to ensure a positive surgical experience and satisfactory results.

Reach East Brunswick Office at (732) 253-4404
Red Bank Office at (732) 352-1996
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Tummy tucks allow individuals to sculpt and contour their abdomen to achieve a firmer, more toned appearance. After a comprehensive consultation at our office, individuals in Ocean, New Jersey, can make informed decisions and embark on a journey to enhance their confidence and redefine their physique. 

If you are ready to take the next step and book your initial evaluation, please call our office today at (732) 352-1996 (Red Bank) or (732) 253-4404 (East Brunswick).

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