FAQ’s about the infamous tummy tuck procedure

One area of the body that patients often struggle with when it comes to body contouring and weight loss is the stomach area. The abdomen can carry fat cells which are difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone. Many adult patients in the area of New Jersey will find that procedures such as the tummy tuck can help with targeted removal of unwanted fat and skin on the midsection.

What is the tummy tuck?

The tummy tuck procedure is a surgery that is used to remove fat on the abdominal area with liposuction, and then manually remove excess skin for a tighter, firmer midsection.

Who is a candidate for a tummy tuck?

It is essential that patients understand that the tummy tuck procedure is not a weight loss solution. Instead, it is a body contouring treatment that can help firm the tummy area, making it easier to find clothes that fit the body properly and improve a patient’s self-confidence and visual appearance.

Why should excess skin be removed?

Liposuction is an effective way of removing unwanted fat from specific areas of the body that might not be improving with diet and exercise. However, if enough fat is removed, patients will be left behind with sagging skin in the same area of treatment. The tummy tuck focuses on both fat removal and skin removal to ensure a firmer tummy area.

What can I expect from the tummy tuck?

Most patients ask questions during their consultation appointment with Dr. Sanjay Lalla to discuss what can be expected following this procedure. Scarring will be left behind from the skin removal, but is strategically placed above the pubic bone so it will be covered with underwear and swimsuits. Patients should have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with a tummy tuck to ensure satisfaction with the treatment.

Learn more about the tummy tuck surgery

Please click here to view our before and after photos of satisfied patients who have undergone the tummy tuck, and then contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla for more information. We are committed to providing quality care to new and current patients in our practice with our board-certified plastic surgeon. Call (973) 324-9455 today to request a consultation at our office.