At Pacifico Plastic Surgery, Dr. Biagio Pacifico, a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, performs tummy tucks out of offices located in New Jersey, Staten Island and Brooklyn, NY. Pacifico Plastic Surgery takes patients in and around these areas.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck, or what medical professionals call “abdominoplasty,” is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat and skin, and, in many cases, restoring any weakened muscles in the abdomen to create a firmer and smoother appearance. Tummy tuck procedures are often performed while the patient is under a general anesthesia, and the procedure itself can last up to a few hours.
At Pacifico Plastic Surgery, we know that a well-toned and flat stomach is something that many of our patients work hard to achieve by dieting and exercising. However, sometimes these two things cannot help them to obtain the looks they desire. Even those who have a normal, healthy body weight and proportion can have an abdomen that is loose, sagging and/or protruding. While what you eat and how much you exercise can affect the look of your abdomen, your age and genes may also be to blame for what you see.
How do you know if you’re a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure?
Good candidates are those who are both mentally and physically healthy, have realistic expectations, don’t smoke and want to do the procedure for themselves.
The results of the tummy tuck procedures are permanent, but what the abdomen looks like in the long run will be significantly affected if there are any notable fluctuations in weight, or if a woman becomes pregnant. We highly suggest that those who are considering tummy tucks have them after they have any children.
What to expect during your tummy tuck consultation:
During your consultation, you should be prepared to discuss your medical history and tummy tuck surgery goals, and whether you’ve had any previous surgeries. In addition, Dr. Pacifico may also:
- Perform a physical
- Take photos on the day of surgery
- Discuss what options you can pursue instead of a tummy tuck
- Discuss what the likely outcome of your surgery may be
A tummy tuck can be a rewarding procedure that not only provides great physical results, but psychological benefits as well. Furthermore, many patients who undergo a tummy tuck have also felt more encouraged to eat better and become more physically active so the results last longer.
In the end, both the success and safety of your procedure will depend on how honest you are during your consultation, and whether you address all your needs and concerns. In fact, you shouldn’t feel shy about asking and/or discussing anything you want, as we’re in the business of making people look and feel great!
To learn more about this procedure or any of the others Dr. Biagio Pacifico performs on patients from Brooklyn, Staten Island or other areas of New York and New Jersey, please browse our site, or give us call.