Tummy Tuck Specialist

DermASAP

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery located in Quincy, MA & Plymouth, MA

Are you dissatisfied by excess abdominal skin or fat? DermASAP, conveniently located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts, offers expert practitioners in tummy tucks. Don’t let your appearance hinder your self-confidence for any longer. Call DermAsap today to learn more about how a tummy tuck can restore your abdomen for years to come. You can also book a consultation online.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What is a tummy tuck?

During a tummy tuck, your doctor tightens or repairs your abdominal muscles, and your loose, extra skin is removed. A tummy tuck is a safe, effective procedure to address excess fat or skin in the abdomen that the following may cause.

  • Weight gain and subsequent loss
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Childbirth

 

These activities stretch the skin and the abdominal muscles, creating overhanging tissue of the abdomen and dysfunction of the abdominal muscles.

 

What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a safe, popular procedure among men and women. Commonly cited benefits include:

  • Correcting skin laxity
  • Leaving minimal scarring
  • Eliminating fat
  • Restoring abdominal function
  • Restoring confidence

 

Unlike procedures such as liposuction, tummy tucks not only remove fat but also tighten excess skin. The muscle repair achieved by a tummy tuck has even shown to improve some cases of hernias or stress urinary incontinence in patients. Most people have an easier time moving and exercising overall due to the removal of their excess fat and skin.

 

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Both men and women with excess skin and fat on their abdomen are good candidates for a tummy tuck at DermASAP. Strong candidates for a tummy tuck include those who:

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Have a stable weight
  • Don’t smoke
  • Have areas of the abdomen that haven’t improved with diet or exercising

 

Ideal candidates should be willing to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle in order to maintain the results of their tummy tuck.

 

How long does a tummy tuck take?

A tummy tuck usually takes four to five hours to complete. It’s recommended to refrain from strenuous physical activity for several weeks after a tummy tuck. A full recovery can be made in six weeks.

 

Do tummy tucks cause scarring?

Your procedure requires one main incision to complete, with another made around the belly button if necessary. The primary incision sits low on your pelvis, between your hip bones. Scarring will be minimal and most likely easily concealed under clothing or a bathing suit. 

If you’re unhappy with your loose, hanging, or protruding abdomen, a tummy tuck can restore a tight, healthy tone to your stomach. To learn more, call DermASAP today to schedule a consultation or book online.