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Tummy Tuck Boston, MA

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Loose Abdominal Skin?

Loose abdominal skin after pregnancy is a common complaint among our patients here in Boston, and in our years of practice, we can assure you that no amount of exercise or diet can remove the excess skin as effectively as a Tummy Tuck.

Aside from pregnancy, some patients also come in for a tummy tuck to improve the contours of their abdomen after drastically losing weight, or to counteract the loose skin from aging. Expert Boston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo offers Tummy Tucks as a great option if you are looking to contour your body to achieve an hourglass figure.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgery aimed at addressing loose abdominal skin, excess fat, and fatigued abdominal muscles. The surgeon makes a precise incision along the lower portion of the abdomen, excess fat and skin are extracted, the muscles are tightened, and the remaining skin is repositioned for a smoother, firmer contour. This surgery is particularly beneficial for individuals who struggle with persistent abdominal bulges, typically due to considerable weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.

Tummy Tuck Benefits

A Tummy Tuck can provide several benefits, such as improving the abdominal contour by effectively removing excess skin and fat, resulting in a flatter, more toned abdomen. Patients often experience a boost in self-esteem and body image following the procedure, feeling more comfortable and confident in their appearance. If you have weakened or separated abdominal muscles, abdominoplasty can help restore core strength and stability. You may also find that clothes fit better and feel more comfortable without the presence of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area.

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Tummy Tuck Candidates

A Tummy Tuck is ideal for people who have loose or sagging skin due to factors such as pregnancy, considerable weight loss, or aging. It can also help those who have persistent abdominal bulging or protrusion. However, it's important to note that not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure. People with certain medical conditions like uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure, or those who smoke, may not be eligible for the procedure. It's also important to have sensible expectations about the outcome of the surgery and to be healthy and at a stable weight before undergoing the procedure.

Tummy Tuck Procedure

If you are in Boston for a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty), it is important to know about preparations that should be done prior to the procedure because Tummy Tucks are considered major surgery and are done under general anesthesia. Our Boston Tummy Tuck experts will be providing instructions that you will need to prepare for the Tummy Tuck.

To begin your Tummy Tuck Boston plastic surgeon, Dr. Russo will make an incision on the lower part of the abdomen, just above the pubic area. The next step involves the removal of excess skin and fat. The abdominal muscles will be tightened and sutured together for a leaner appearance and the navel will be separated for repositioning later on. Once this is done, the skin will be pulled down, and any excess will be removed. A new opening will be made for the navel, and drains will be placed under the skin to collect any accumulation of body fluids after the procedure.

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

About a week after getting a tummy tuck Boston patients are asked to visit our office for standard post-operative exams

Their dressings and drains will be removed and patients will be advised to wear compression garments for about 10 weeks to manage the swelling and to facilitate healing. In as early as two weeks, our patients can resume work and are able to do their usual day-to-day activities. Recovery time may vary from person to person so we always remind our patients to take it slow after getting a tummy tuck and to regulate their activities in order to avoid any possible complications.

Tummy Tuck Results

Our Boston tummy tuck patients rave about the results that they were able to achieve from getting a Tummy Tuck in Boston because you can really see the difference, and the results can be appreciated soon after the procedure is done.

After getting the procedure, patients will start seeing some changes right away. However, the full results will become more noticeable as the swelling goes down over the following weeks and months. If patients want to keep their tummy looking its best, they should try to keep their weight steady, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet. It's important to avoid big changes in weight and to make healthy choices to help your tummy tuck results last for a long time.

How much does a Tummy Tuck cost?

Tummy Tuck costs can vary based on factors such as the extent of the procedure, the surgeon's experience, geographic location, and surgical facility fees. During a consultation, Dr. Russo will provide a personalized treatment plan and discuss associated costs. It's important to consider the value of quality care and optimal results when evaluating the cost of your Tummy Tuck procedure.

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Why choose a Tummy Tuck with Dr. Russo?

Dr. Joseph A. Russo is a highly skilled plastic surgeon with a track record of delivering exceptional results to patients seeking Tummy Tuck surgery in Boston, MA. With extensive experience and a commitment to patient safety and satisfaction, Dr. Russo employs advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking tummy tuck outcomes tailored to each individual's unique goals. Patients can trust Dr. Russo's expertise and dedication to excellence when choosing him for their abdominoplasty.

Schedule Your Boston Tummy Tuck Consultation with Joseph A. Russo, MD, Today

Ready to achieve a smoother, firmer abdomen and boost your confidence? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph A. Russo. During your consultation, Dr. Russo will assess your aesthetic goals, discuss your options, and create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve the results you desire. Take the first step toward a more contoured figure and improved body confidence by scheduling your consultation today.

Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions

In some cases, Tummy Tucks may be combined with other procedures, such as liposuction or breast augmentation, depending on the patient's goals and overall health. Dr. Russo will evaluate each individual case to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Like any surgical procedure, the Tummy Tuck carries potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, poor wound healing, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Dr. Russo will discuss these risks and how they can be minimized during your consultation.

While abdominoplasty can provide long-lasting results, factors such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging can impact the outcome over time. Maintaining a stable weight and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the results for years to come./p>

While it is possible to become pregnant after abdominoplasty, it is generally recommended to wait until after completing your family to undergo the procedure. Pregnancy following your procedure can potentially affect the results, as the abdominal tissues may stretch during pregnancy.

In most cases, your Tummy Tuck is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, if the procedure is performed for medical reasons, such as correcting abdominal muscle separation or hernias, insurance coverage may be possible. It's best to check with your insurance provider for specific details regarding coverage.

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