For many people, achieving a toned and tight abdomen is a source of confidence. However, no amount of sit-ups or crunches can reduce sagging excess skin caused by weight loss or pregnancy. Since exercise and healthy eating cannot tighten skin, Dr. Jill Hazen offers tummy tuck procedures to help patients achieve a slim, flat stomach.
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, removes the stretched or sagging skin along the abdomen for a tighter appearance, even after pregnancy or significant weight loss. During a tummy tuck, an incision is made along the bikini line before the excess skin is removed. The skin is then “tucked” together for a toned and natural look with marks that can be hidden, even in swimwear.
Patients will require a few weeks of downtime before returning to work with a revitalized appearance and newly restored self-confidence. Common side effects include some swelling and discomfort, but these usually subside in a few days and can be reduced with medication. Questions or concerns about results and recovery can be discussed with Dr. Hazen during a consultation prior to the procedure.
Tummy tuck procedures at Hazen Plastic Surgery can be even more transformational when used in combination with services like liposuction and breast augmentation, giving patients a more youthful appearance all over. Learn more by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jill Hazen today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for tummy tuck?
The best candidates for a tummy tuck procedure are those who are close to their ideal body shape, but have stretched or sagging skin on the abdomen as a result of pregnancy or weight loss. Since skin cannot be tightened with exercise or healthy diet, tummy tuck procedures are able to assist patients in reaching their aesthetic goals.
When will I see my results?
Results from tummy tuck procedures will appear in the weeks following the procedure as the patient recovers. By wearing a support garment, patients can increase the effectiveness of the procedure.
Are there any side effects?
There will be an incision made along the bikini line, however this can be hidden even in swimwear to ensure patients feel comfortable after their tummy tuck procedure. Some swelling and tenderness may occur for up to a week after treatment as well.
Is there any downtime?
Most patients return to normal activities within a week or two following the procedure. Heavy lifting and rigorous exercise should be avoided immediately following the procedure.
How can I get started?
To learn more about tummy tuck in Princeton, NJ at Hazen Plastic Surgery, schedule your consultation at 609.921.7747.