Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sanjay Lalla and his team at Personal Plastic Surgery use advanced technology and techniques to deliver natural-looking results customized to each patient’s needs. Tummy Tucks in New Jersey are one of Dr. Lalla’s most popular surgeries to enhance a patient’s abdomen, helping patients achieve their best aesthetic goals.

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Sanjay Lalla delivers a wide range of cosmetic procedures and provides the best possible care with successful results in the state.

What is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Tummy Tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from your midsection helping you achieve a slimmer, smoother waistline. This procedure is ideal after significant weight loss, aging skin with the loss of elasticity, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations that impact skin elasticity and deposits of fat in the abdomen. While tummy tucks are a great option for patients facing these issues, it’s important to understand that this procedure cannot remove stretch marks and is not a substitute for weight loss.

Avoid smoking or consuming medications such as aspirin before the surgery. The surgeon will provide additional information regarding which medications to avoid. Dr. Sanjay Lalla will administer general or local anesthesia during the tummy tuck surgery. The initial incision will be placed just above the pubic area where it is easily concealed.

Once the skin is lifted, the surgeon will then pull the muscles together, creating a flat waistline. Excess skin is trimmed once the abdominal skin is put back down into place. Reinserting the belly button into a new opening is the last step in the surgery before closing the incision. The procedure can take up to 3 ½ hours and swelling may last a few weeks.

What are the Different Types of Tummy Tucks?

Dr. Sanjay Lalla offers a wide variety of tummy tuck procedures in New Jersey that fit each patient’s needs.

  • Mini Abdominoplasty: Ideal for treating baggy skin hanging in the lower stomach.
  • Circumferential Abdominoplasty: Also known as belt lipectomy or body lift. This is perfect for patients who have experienced extreme weight loss.
  • Partial Abdominoplasty: Less extensive incision compared to a complete abdominoplasty. The skin will not be detached completely from the underlying tissue.
  • Complete Abdominoplasty: Performed through a hip-to-hip incision with the tightening of the abdominal muscles and removal of excess fat.
  • Extended Abdominoplasty: A complete abdominoplasty with the addition of a lateral thigh lift that contours the upper thigh.
  • High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck: One of the newest tummy tuck procedures that horizontally and vertically tightens the abdominal muscles resulting in a defined and flatter waistline.

Recovering from a Tummy Tuck

Recovery time varies depending on the type of tummy tuck procedure that is agreed upon. During the first 6 weeks (about 1 and a half months) following the procedure, patients must avoid vigorous physical activity for at least 6 weeks (about 1 and a half months) to prevent scars and any interference in healing. Expect soreness for at least 2-3 weeks.

We highly recommend wearing an abdominal binder to support the abdomen and avoid fluid buildup. Expect to see the full results within 3-6 months following the procedure. Every patient is different, so it is important to know what to expect after your surgery. Dr. Sanjay Lalla and the Personal Plastic Surgery team will walk you through the steps for recovering from the surgery.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?

Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their abdomen may want to consider tummy tuck surgery that can help reshape and bring back the body contour you desire. A tummy tuck is most suitable for patients who follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly but cannot get rid of excess skin and stubborn fat or loose skin because of pregnancy.

Consider postponing a tummy tuck for those who intend on getting pregnant or plan to lose a considerable amount of weight. Ideally, patients must be within 20 pounds of their ideal weight and realistically maintain it post-surgery.

Schedule a Tummy Tuck Procedure in New Jersey with Dr. Sanjay Lalla

Dr. Sanjay Lalla and his team at Personal Plastic Surgery commit to providing exceptional care with successful results. Dr. Lalla will hold a one-on-one consultation with each patient to determine which tummy tuck is right according to the desired aesthetic goals. Following the consultation, Dr. Lalla will provide you with the treatment plan that is right for you. Set up a consultation for a tummy tuck in New Jersey today.

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