If there is one universal truth, it’s that all people would like to have a flat stomach. Unfortunately, once the muscles and skin in the abdomen have been stretched to a certain degree, they can’t return to their previous degree of tautness. No matter how many crunches you do, no matter how much kale you eat, you will not get the abdomen to tighten back up. Don’t lose hope — a tummy tuck with Dr. Bill Aydin can do it!
A tummy tuck by our double board-certified plastic surgeon in Paramus, NJ and White Plains, NY can be a great option for people who have gained and then lost a good deal of weight. Why? Because, while your skin has great elasticity and is very resilient, there is a point where it is overstretched for too long and it just can’t return to its previous degree of tautness. Pregnancy or a large-scale weight gain (followed by loss) leave you with sagging, loose skin. The muscles can also become weakened, even separated. Keep in mind that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. Dr. Aydin prefers his male and female patients considering a tummy tuck be within 10% of their ideal weight.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Best Decision I Ever Made in my Life, I Have Never Looked Better! - Paramus, NJ - Dr Aydin is the best Plastic Surgeon and I will NEVER use anyone but him if I ever need any work done again. I had a full tummy tuck, lipo sculpting for fat transfer and I am so grateful for Dr Aydin! I look better now, then most 18yr olds and I just turned 40 with 3 kids! You know a Doctor is good when 2 of your friends go to him after they see your results. He has also done my botox, my friends botox, he removed a Callus on my finger, he cut it out and the scar looks like the natural line on my finger, he is REMARKABLE! I trust him with my life, I know he knows exactly what a woman wants and he makes that a realty. Dr Aydin and his team, are unlike any other, they took care of me, he called to check on me all the time, he took his time when he was doing my surgery (most doctors rush), he made sure his work was perfect (he is a perfectionist), he even made a house call, there is no Doctor like Dr Aydin and I am so grateful for all he did to help me look amazing! ?? "- J. / RealSelf / Jan 09, 2016
"43, 3 Children I C-section, I Hysterectomy - Paramus, NJ - I felt it was time time have my body back. My weight was going up and down and my stomach area remained huge. I also experience back aches often with very little use of it. I ended up getting back lipo, hernia repair, muscle repair and tummy tuck. 5th day day out and I'm feeling really good. Dr. Aydin and his team are the best! "- S. / RealSelf / May 28, 2016
"Multiple Procedures - Paramus, NJ - I have been looking into breast augmentation for a few years now. No doctor made me feel as comfortable as Dr. Aydin. I was 100% sure he would perform the procedure for me, beflre having to know the cost. Dr. Aydin also repaired a hernia for me, as well as perform my tummy tuck. I have a 10 year old & train hard. Now my efforts are evident, more than ever. His bedside manner is top notch. His staff always makes me feel welcome. He has a loyal patient for life. "- G. / RealSelf / Aug 05, 2016
"I love Dr Aydin, Rose, Nancy and all of his staff. - I am a patient of Dr Aydin and he is the best doctor. He performed a tummy tuck and did a great job. He is very caring and attentive. His staff is helpful, friendly and willing to help and answer your questions."- F. / RealSelf / Apr 05, 2017
"AMAZING! - I recently had a tummy tuck and breast lift with implant exchange with Dr. Aydin, from start to finish my experience was absolutely wonderful. He is knowledgeable, kind and an amazing surgeon. I had major fears of going under anesthesia and he always so reassuring and even held my hand as I went under, which gave me comfort. Everyone is that office were truly kind and helpful. I am so happy with my results. After having 3 kids so close in age, I was very unhappy with my belly and never thought Id feel or look this good again! So again thank you Dr. Aydin and staff!!!!"- B. / RealSelf / Mar 14, 2017
Full Tummy Tuck
In patients who undergo a full tummy tuck, the incision is made from hip to hip just over the pubic area. This results in a scar line that is horizontal and can be hidden when wearing undergarments. It is commonly performed on women with significant skin folds after multiple pregnancies. This technique allows the surgeon access to a large portion of the abdomen while repositioning the belly button so that its placement appears natural. Liposuction is performed to remove excess fat preceding the skin tightening portion. The internal abdominal muscles are secured for a firm, toned appearance.
Mini Tummy Tuck
An alternative to the traditional technique is the mini tummy tuck, which is also known as a "Brazilian tummy tuck." The difference is that ideally the patients that undego this procedure are already in relatively good shape with a healthy skin tone, but still have loose skin on the lower abdomen. Unlike the full tummy tuck, the belly button is unaffected and the incision is smaller. Liposuction is used (if needed) to remove excess fat, and the loose skin is removed and pulled tight.
Extended Tummy Tuck
In cases when major skin tightening and body contouring is needed, an extended tummy tuck is recommended. This is a necessary technique for patients who have undergone a significant weight loss. It was developed after some patients noted that even after a full tummy tuck, the parts surrounding the abdomen still showed excessive folds of skin. The incision may extend around the navel, flank and lower back depending where skin tightening is necessary. Liposuction is still used and excess skin is trimmed then tightened. Similar to a full tummy tuck, the belly button is repositioned.
A tummy tuck is done under general anesthesia in 2 – 5 hours. It is an out-patient procedure, but our patient can overnight stay can be required specific to complex cases. As with any other surgery, abdominoplasty comes with risks so it’s best to discuss any health conditions you have prior to surgery. After surgery, pain medications are provided and a compression garment is worn. The patient will need to rest up to 48 hours. From then, it is recommended that patients make a concerted effort to move around to help blood circulation and reduce the risks of blood clot complications. Recovery may take up to 6 weeks.
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Tummy Tuck FAQs
Lipo or Abdominoplasty?
Tummy tucks are reserved for patients who have stretched, loose skin in the lower abdomen as a result of pregnancy or obesity. Liposuction, on the other hand, is for those who want to remove excess fat in the abdomen but still have a healthy skin tone. During the initial consultation, we will provide a thorough assessment and determine if liposuction alone is all that is needed, or if a tummy tuck will provide the best results.
Normally, abdominoplasty is performed to improve loose skin and excess fat around the abdomen area. However, sometimes other cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation or a breast lift are done to further improve the overall look and feel of the body. When this combination type surgery exists, it is known as a "mommy makeover." It is very popular among women after pregnancy who wish to get their pre-pregnancy body and shape back to normal.
How Bad Are The Scars?
Unfortunately, with a tummy tuck surgery, scars are unavoidable. However, extra measures are taken to make sure that scarring is minimal. The incision line is placed in areas that can be concealed by undergarments. Previous C-section scars will be incised in the same spot for the tummy tuck. During the healing process, we will provide a post-operative protocol that includes scar treatment to help assist the scars in becoming less visible.
Pregnancy After Tummy Tuck?
It is our recommendation that women who decide to have more children delay a tummy tuck procedure. The stretching of the skin as a result of another pregnancy can reduce the positive outome of this procedure.