Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in Boston, MA
A “tummy tuck” helps you reclaim a thinner and more toned body contour. Removing excess fat and skin in the abdominal area helps flatten your abdomen and tighten your abdominal muscles. This not only enhances your physical appearance, but can also bolster your self-confidence and help you develop a more positive self-image. Keep in mind that a tummy tuck is best suited for you if you are unable to eliminate your protruding abdomen through exercise and dieting. For better results, you may also want to postpone your tummy tuck surgery if you are anticipating future pregnancy or weight loss.
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Tummy Tuck Procedure
During your initial consultation, Dr. Davidson will work with you to determine realistic goals and discuss your options. Together, you will decide which specific procedures are best for you. Many patients decide to include other procedures such as liposuction with their tummy tuck so their hips can be shaped to match their smaller tummy. In addition, if you are already planning an operation such as a hysterectomy or a general surgical procedure such as a hernia repair, Dr. Davidson can combine your tummy tuck with the other procedure.
Two procedures are available to you depending on your needs: the full tummy tuck or the “mini” tummy tuck for those who only need their lower belly reduced. The incision through which Dr. Davidson will remove excess fat and skin will be made along your lower waistline and is one that can often be concealed below a bathing suit. The abdominal muscles will then be tightened and set into place.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
You may experience some pain and swelling in the abdominal area during the first few days following the procedure and Dr. Davidson will advise you on other precautions to take following the surgery. Typically, you can expect recovery to take several weeks.
Since it generally requires separation of your naval from the tissue surrounding it, the full procedure will have a greater effect in reducing the size of your abdomen, and the recovery time will be longer. The partial procedure, on the other hand, usually has shorter recovery times and results in a smaller scar.
Tummy Tuck Surgery at our Boston office
An abdominoplasty, which is also known as a “tummy tuck”, is a procedure where excess fat and skin is removed from the abdominal area. This surgery helps to tighten the muscles in the abdominal area and make it appear flat. This can boost self-confidence as well as enhance your appearance, making you feel more comfortable in your clothing.
A tummy tuck in Boston is ideal for patients who have tried to improve the appearance of the stomach through diet and exercise, but have not achieved the results they want. It can also work wonders to restore the body to a pre-pregnancy state, although doctors do not recommend having one if you pan to have more children as future pregnancies can undo the improvements made with a surgery.
From your first consultation for a tummy tuck, Boston surgeon Dr. Davidson will work alongside you to ensure that you get exactly what you want out of your surgery. He can make an assessment of realistic goals and give you a range of options to consider. If you are considering multiple surgeries, we can also help you to plan out what can be combined so you can get the most out of the experience. Whether you want a bit of liposuction to accentuate that tummy tuck or several different types of plastic surgery, we can assist you.
Did you know there are several different types of tummy tuck? Boston women, if you only have problems with your lower belly, you can opt for the “mini” tummy tuck, which focuses on this common problem area. The incision is carefully placed so it can be hidden by a bathing suit bottom, making it a more appealing option for women who are worried about visible scarring. The abdominal muscles will also be tightened, giving the belly a flatter appearance.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
On the average, recovery time from a tummy tuck, Boston patients will take two-three weeks. Dr. Davidson can advise you on the best road to recovery and what precautions to take to avoid any post-surgical injury. If you opt for the “mini” tuck, you may have a shorter recovery time, but the full tummy tuck may take longer since it normally requires the separation of your navel from the tissue that surrounds it. This is a delicate process and you must allow it sufficient time to heal properly.
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