Patients often come for consultation regarding fullness in their abdominal mid section. This can be a result of a previous pregnancy, age or fluctuations in weight. Through hormonal influence, these factors will control the amount and distribution of body fat as well as skin and connective tissue laxity of the abdomen. Diet and exercise can help provide contour to these areas but only to a point. If you decide to further improve your appearance in this regard there will be a variety of surgical options available to you.
Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck, is designed to remove the lax skin and fat of the abdomen and tighten the weakened abdominal wall. There are a variety of modifications of this procedure which are adapted to the patients specific problems and concerns. Some patients may only need skin removal while others may need fat removal and tightening of the abdominal muscles. Still others may only require muscle tightening.
Patients who present for consultation will undergo a thorough history and physical examination and have a treatment course specifically designed to address their unique problems. It is not uncommon for patients to come into the office expecting, for example, to have liposuction only to discover that their lax skin will become more lax if it is not tightened with a tummy tuck.
My role as the Plastic Surgeon is to outline and explain the options with their advantages and disadvantages so patients are well informed regarding the procedure that is right for them.
For more information on Tummy Tuck in New Jersey, please contact us at The Robert Zubowski, MD Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at 201.261.7550