Tummy Tuck Bloomfield
Stubborn fat, weakened abdominal connective tissue, and poor skin elasticity can be caused by a number of different factors. These include aging, pregnancy, abdominal surgery like a C section, significant changes in weight, or even just your natural body type. These changes to your body can’t always be corrected with diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, an abdominoplasty provided by Youthful Images in Bloomfield, CT, can provide substantial results.
What is a Tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty?
An Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a type of plastic surgery designed to firm and tighten the abdomen. This type of plastic surgery is most commonly requested by women who have an excess of loose abdominal skin and/or abdominal muscles that have been weakened by pregnancy or age.
What to expect during an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) consultation?
During your plastic surgery consultation at Youthful Images of Connecticut, Dr. Felice will review your medical history, examine your abdomen, discuss your expectations, review the Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedure, discuss the recovery period, review other patient photographs and take your picture so that Dr. Felice can review with you the plans he has for your new look. Finally, we will discuss the cost of the procedure. In addition, we accept several different financing options if that may be of interest to you.
Dr. Felice feels that each individual must have a specific approach. Some patients have loose skin but excellent muscle tone; others may have less skin but poor muscle tone; while others may have both loose skin and poor muscle tone. In any case, creating the proper plan is key to a good result. In addition, Dr. Felice utilized pain pumps that help minimize the pain in the recovery period.
The Abdominoplasty Procedure
During the abdominoplasty, excess fat and skin are removed from the abdominal region and sutures are generally used to tighten the abdomen’s connective tissue. The skin that remains is then repositioned for the sake of creating a toned look. Incisions are generally made so that the fat and skin can be removed between the region of your pubic hair and belly button in a horizontal oval or elliptical shape.
The hip-to-hip scar that remains following surgery usually falls within the natural bikini line. Antibiotics may also be administered during the surgery to reduce the risk of developing an infection. The full procedure will take about 2 to 3 hours to complete depending on the extent of change desired.
Before the procedure, you’ll also have to stop smoking and avoid certain medicines that increase the risk of bleeding, such as aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs. It’s imperative that you maintain a stable weight if you want to see the best results from the procedure.
Expected Recovery Time for an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck):
The approximate recovery time for an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is 14 days. Swelling in the area is normal and the use of pain medication will help you keep the discomfort you experience under control.
The area will also be covered in surgical dressings and small tubes will help to drain out any excess fluid or blood. You will also have to wear an abdominal garment for support for 6 weeks following the procedure. During this time, you must avoid all positions that will strain your incision line and cause the wound to reopen, for example, bending at the waist. Follow-up visits will help to keep you on the right track and ensure you heal quickly and experience the best results.
Cost range for an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck):
Please got to the Pricing Menu page to find out the cost range for an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). An exact cost for an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery will be given during your consultation.
Contact Our Office
Please feel free to contact our office for additional information. If you wish to consider financing your surgery, please call our office for information on pre-approval. Specific fees for procedures will be discussed at your initial consultation.