What is a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty surgery, commonly known as Tummy Tuck surgery, is a body contouring procedure designed to create a slimmer, firmer midsection. There are many factors, including include pregnancy, dramatic weight gain or loss, age, and genetics, that contribute to excess fat and skin around the waistline.

For many people who consider Tummy Tuck surgery, no amount of diet or exercise will ever achieve the slim, tight look they desire. Proper diet and exercise are important to the overall health of a patient and, when used in conjunction with the Tummy Tuck procedure, the results can be amazing and long-lasting.

Who is a Tummy Tuck Candidate?

Individuals who are dealing with extra skin on the abdomen, abdominal muscle weakness, or both can often benefit from a tummy tuck. Candidates should be in good health, be nonsmokers, and be at a stable weight. Those who have a significant amount of intra-abdominal fat may need to slim down before considering this procedure. Candidates should also be finished having children, as future childbirth can negatively impact the results of your tummy tuck. A consultation with Dr. Vasquez can help to determine if this procedure is right for you.

How is the Tummy Tuck Procedure Done?

During the procedure, Dr. Vasquez will create a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen, just above the public hairline. This allows the scar to be hidden under bikini bottoms or underwear. The abdominal skin will be lifted, and any underlying weakened abdominal muscles repaired. In some cases, a second incision around the belly button may be required to remove further excess skin. The remaining skin will then be pulled down over the abdomen, and sutures placed.  Some patients may also consider a No Drain Tummy Tuck.

I thought a lot about going ahead with my procedure and researched endlessly, until I decided on going to Dr. Vasquez. I can only say that he was fantastic and I'm very happy with he results! He was very reassuring throughout the entire process and his staff is great as well. Would highly recommend to anyone and will spread the word!

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

Following tummy tuck surgery, your incisions will be wrapped in dressings or bandages. You may also have tubes placed to collect any excess fluids during recovery. It is important to follow Connecticut Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vasquez’s specific post-operative instructions to ensure optimal healing. Following surgery, patients will experience a tighter and more toned midsection.

For more information regarding tummy tuck surgery in Fairfield, CT, contact us today to schedule a consultation.


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