Before & After

Your Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to address loose, excess skin on the tummy, in addition to repairing stretched abdominal muscles, skin laxity, and more. These conditions can come about as a part of the natural aging process or simple genetics. Still, they’re also quite common after a major life event, like pregnancy or significant weight loss. In any case, Dr. Rosen is here to help. His incredible tummy tuck procedure effectively removes excess skin and fat while repairing your abdominal wall muscles, so you can enjoy a toned and contoured look and all the body confidence that comes along with it. Reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what Dr. Rosen can do for you today!

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Is the Tummy Tuck the Right Choice for Me?

During your consultation, Dr. Rosen will help you decide whether or not a tummy tuck is the right choice for you. While the tummy tuck procedure doesn’t preclude or interfere with pregnancy, it’s advised that you wait until you’re not expecting any further children, as pregnancy can interfere with the results. Smoking can lead to poor or delayed healing after surgery; therefore, potential candidates should cease their smoking several weeks before abdominoplasty. If you are bothered by excess skin and fat on your midsection, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Candidates should also be:

  • Close to a healthy body weight
  • A non-smoker
  • Unable to slim down tummy with diet/exercise
  • Not planning future pregnancy

Getting Great Results from Tummy Tuck Surgery

A Tummy Tuck in Bucks County is designed to meet certain aesthetic goals. With optimal results, you can expect:

  • Tighter, firmer skin
  • Fewer stretch marks on the tummy
  • Visible contour of abdominal muscles
  • A navel without upper hooding
  • Youthful lower abdomen
  • A more appealing, curvy silhouette

Customizing Your Tummy Tuck Procedure

There are a number of variations on the tummy tuck that may be right for you, and Dr. Rosen will talk you through your options, helping you pick the procedure that’ll help you to best meet your goals. One of the techniques in practice today is the mini-tummy tuck, a procedure with a limited incision designed to treat minor skin laxity in the abdomen. Another option is lipo-abdominoplasty, where fat is removed in the upper abdomen and flanks.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure: How Abdominoplasty Works

The full tummy tuck procedure requires about two to five hours of operating time. Before your surgery, Dr. Rosen will talk you through incision locations and determine where a scar will be most easily concealed. The incision site will be marked, as well as the areas for liposuction (if necessary) before general anesthesia is administered.

Muscle relaxation may be administered as well to facilitate repair of the abdominal wall. A horizontal incision will be made on your lower abdomen and using sutures, Dr. Rosen will repair your abdominal muscles. Your belly button may be remodeled or relocated, and excess skin is trimmed or re-draped before the incisions are closed using dissolvable sutures.

Tummy Tuck Alternatives

There are alternatives to a tummy tuck in Bucks County that may be appropriate for you, and Dr. Rosen can talk you through your choices during your consultation. If you have lost a significant amount of weight, Dr. Rosen might recommend a procedure called belt lipectomy. If excess tummy skin is the sole problem, a procedure called panniculectomy may be necessary. There are also several variations of the tummy tuck that may be able to meet your specific needs.

If you’re ready to enjoy the body of your dreams, we’re ready to help you achieve it! We’re here for patients in Bucks County, Doylestown, and the nearby areas, and we can’t wait to set up your consultation!

Recovering from Your Tummy Tuck in Bucks County

Tummy tuck recovery takes about one to three weeks, and you’ll be wrapped in a gauze dressing after your surgery. An elastic garment will be provided, to minimize swelling and promote skin contraction, and you’ll need to wear it for about six weeks.  Within 12 to 18 hours, you’ll be advised to walk around, with pain medications helping you manage discomfort during this time. If drains are needed to prevent the accumulation of fluid, they’ll likely be removed within 24 hours. Dr. Rosen and his team will talk you through everything you can expect from your recovery period, so you’ll be comfortable and excited to enjoy your incredible results.

Possible Complications of Tummy Tuck Surgery

All cosmetic surgery carries a risk of complications, but choosing a highly experienced surgeon like Dr. Rosen enables you to effectively mitigate your risk for complications. With the tummy tuck, adverse events include but are not limited to hematoma, poor healing and scarring, infection, tissue loss, bleeding, intra-abdominal hypertension, DVT, and pulmonary embolus. Aftercare is a large part of the tummy tuck healing process, so make sure to ask Dr. Rosen any and all questions so you feel prepared. Scarring is part of the process, but there are many topical products made to help you heal.

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