Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Procedures
The team at Premier Plastic Surgery Arts is proud to help patients achieve a slimmer figure with a tummy tuck. South Jersey residents who want to get rid of excess skin following dramatic weight loss or pregnancy can take advantage of this procedure at our office in Voorhees, NJ. If dieting and exercising just doesn’t seem to be working and your skin has lost some of its elasticity, we are here to help.
Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Right for You?
Even if you work out regularly you may notice that the skin around your abdomen isn’t as tight as it used to be. If you have gone through periods of weight gain, including pregnancy, the stomach muscles under the skin have likely expanded and separated. Additionally, the skin loses its elasticity as it stretches and can create stretch marks and loose skin. When you lose excess weight rapidly, the skin and muscles continue to be stretched, preventing you from achieving a flat and slim look. If this is the case, abdominoplasty can correct the problem.
Types of Abdominoplasty Procedures
There are many different types of abdominoplasty procedures we offer at Premier Plastic Surgery Arts. Dr. Franckle performs all of these and will explain to you which procedure is necessary to fix your tummy during the consultation.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is a good option for people who are at or near their desired weight but still have some excess fat and skin in the lower abdomen only. This version of the procedure will remove small pockets of excess fat and skin that are difficult to get rid of through traditional diet and exercise. The procedure requires a smaller incision, and it is usually performed in addition to liposuction to smooth the lower abdomen area. This procedure also has a shorter recovery than a full tummy tuck because the abdominal wall muscles are not tightened.
Full Tummy Tuck
The standard full tummy tuck, known as abdominoplasty, is ideal for people who need to tighten the entire abdominal area. This procedure involves removing excess tissue and tightening the area from the chest down to the waistline. It often includes diastasis repair (a spreading of the abdominal muscles usually due to pregnancy). It differs from the mini by addressing excess skin above the belly button.
About the Procedure
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia under the care of Dr. Franckle and his staff. Although the procedure varies from person to person, it generally lasts no longer than a few hours depending on whether or not you are receiving a full or mini tummy tuck. After the procedure you won’t have to worry about visible scarring, as the placement of the incision is carefully hidden within the bikini line.
Why Choose Dr. Franckle?
To truly reap the benefits of this procedure, choosing a board certified plastic surgeon with a trusted background should be a top priority. Dr. William C. Franckle, M.D, F.A.C.S has a proven track record for patient collaboration and works to ensure your results are up to your expectations. No two patients are alike and Dr. Franckle embraces the opportunity to enhance each individual’s personal beauty. He happily works alongside patients to ensure their questions and concerns don’t go unanswered.
His qualifications are just as impressive as his attention to patient satisfaction. Dr. Franckle is not only board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, but he also possesses multiple awards and society memberships. He has received the Top Physicians of 2009 The Art of Medicine Award and SJ Magazine Top Docs 2008 Award. Some of his society memberships include Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and Medical Society of New Jersey.
“Plastic surgery is always a risk and can be scary. Dr. Franckle and staff made my surgery a pleasant experience. I am very happy with my decision and results.”
Tummy Tuck Procedure Patient – January 2016
Thanks to advances in technology and the experience behind Dr. Franckle and his team, you can expect the recovery process following this procedure to be simple with mild discomfort. Although you will experience some slight discomfort for a few days, this will quickly subside. You will need to wear a compression garment for up to 4 weeks after the surgery to help reduce swelling, but it should not interfere with your daily routine. We recommend taking off of work for a week and avoiding intense physical activity for the first month and a half.
To see how this procedure can transform your appearance, view our before and after gallery to see results from our previous patients. To learn more about Premier Plastic Surgery Arts and your surgery options, give us a call at (856) 772-6500 for more information or visit our office:
Premier Plastic Surgery Arts
2301 E Evesham Road, Suite 107
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Dr. Franckle will provide specific instructions regarding the proper care regimen following your surgery. This will include how to care for the surgical site and drains, necessary medications to apply or take orally for healing and information on reducing chances of infection, specific concerns to keep your eye on for the surgical site or general health, and a timetable for when you should follow up with Dr. Franckle.
As with any surgery, you may have questions about when you can get back to your normal lifestyle and activities. It may not seem apparent beforehand, but you should ask any potential questions during your consultation so that you don’t take part in an activity that could potentially interfere with recovery. Dr. Franckle can provide more specific information about the date of removal for bandages, dressings and stitches, when you can wear makeup, resume exercise, or visit your stylist for cut and color. Pending the extent of the procedure or combination of procedures, sutures are usually removed within 14 days of surgery. Bruising and swelling will normally become less noticeable in 10 to 20 days. Overall, the final result of a tummy tuck procedure is evident in 4 to 6 weeks or sooner, with continued improvement for several months.
There are also a variety of steps you can take to ensure your results are maintained so you can enjoy your procedure to its fullest. Regular application of sunscreen and a healthy lifestyle can help you keep the rejuvenated, youthful appearance following your surgery. For optimal results, be sure to follow Dr. Franckle’s instructions to the fullest. Your surgeon will recommend that you avoid excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the healing process. For instance, you will want to avoid getting dressed in a fashion that requires you to pull shirts over your head.
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