Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), and Partial Abdominoplasty (Mini Tummy Tuck) in New York and New Jersey
In almost all respects, pregnancy and motherhood are some of the most exciting times of a woman’s life. But the physical changes that these events bring are not always so exciting. In fact, many women are understandably distressed over their appearance, especially in the abdomen, and it is not unusual for such women to become severely depressed.
To change this downward spiral of sadness into an upward spiral of self-confidence, double Board Certified Dr. Michael Fiorillo performs various abdominoplasty procedures as part of a total Mommy Makeover. These simple and straightforward procedures are designed to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body.
What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck or Mini Tummy Tuck?
After they deliver their babies, many new moms rely on exercise and diet to help them obtain the flat and well-toned abdomen that they had in their pre-pregnancy days. After all, they reason, these things flattened my stomach before, so they should work again. However, a loose and saggy tummy is often the result of the skin being stretched from pregnancy as opposed to fat deposits, so pregnancy-related abdominal issues may never respond to diet and exercise.
A complete abdominoplasty greatly enhances the abdomen’s appearance by removing excess fat and skin near the surface and tightening the abdominal muscles for new mothers with sections of loose skin or fat that have been consistently unresponsive to diet and exercise. Most mothers with pregnancy-related loose muscles or stretched skin see results almost immediately.
In a partial abdominoplasty, or “mini tummy tuck,” Dr. Fiorillo uses a smaller incision and only lifts the skin to the area immediately around the navel. The results are targeted to a specific area of the stomach, and recovery time is usually shorter.
Am I a Candidate for a Complete or Partial Abdominoplasty?
In general, women who are in good physical health, have stable weights, do not smoke, have realistic expectations about the results, and are distressed by their appearance are good abdominoplasty candidates. Dr. Fiorillo will go into much more detail during your initial Mommy Makeover appointment.
The best candidates for partial abdominoplasties are those women who are not obese (within about 10 or 20 percent of their ideal BMI) and who have a smaller amount of excess skin and fat for a complete tummy tuck procedure, yet still too much for a stand-alone liposuction. This particular procedure works especially well for those mothers who have a fullness that is localized completely within the lower abdominal area, since this tissue can be easily removed via the more narrow incision. Dr. Fiorillo will discuss the various benefits and risks of this procedure, and help you decide if it is right for you.
As a final note, abdominoplasties are not complete substitutes for regular exercise or healthy weight loss. Moreover, for the most part, tummy tucks do not address stretch marks, unless these marks are on the same areas that Dr. Fiorillo removes.
Let Us Reshape Your Body
As either a stand-alone procedure or part of a Mommy Makeover, abdominoplasty has transformative physical and emotional effects, remaking you from the outside to the inside. Contact Dr. Fiorillo today to schedule your personal consultation. You can contact him online or by phone at (845) 284-9422.