Heredity, childbirth, weight fluctuation, and prior surgical procedures are all common reasons for seeking a cosmetic treatment to address a sagging abdomen. Restoring a firmer, more toned mid section can improve your appearance, the fit of your clothing and your sense of confidence.
At the Center for Smart Lipo and Plastic Surgery in Bucks County, PA, Dr. Richard Goldfarb and Dr. David Silberman offer abdominoplasty for women and men who seek to achieve a slimmer profile without the surgical risks and extended downtime associated with a traditional tummy tuck procedure. With over 60 years of combined experience and double board certification, Dr. Goldfarb and Dr. Silberman can provide exceptional results that reduce the appearance of loose and sagging skin and improve muscle definition.
Pioneers in the field of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Goldfarb and Dr. Silberman have developed the “Awake Tummy Tuck”, which is performed in the comfort of their Langhorne medical office. This procedure does not require the use of general anesthesia, allowing patients to be responsive during their treatment and significantly reducing recovery times.
During an abdominoplasty, excess skin is removed and remaining skin is pulled into place, trimmed and then sutured for a smoother, tighter appearance. The underlying muscles are also tightened as needed to improve both appearance and the longevity of results. If necessary, the belly button is relocated to ensure a natural proportion to the abdomen.
Benefits of A Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is generally considered a cosmetic treatment, or elective surgery, but there are certain benefits to having this procedure for both women and men. For women, a tummy tuck can help to repair separated muscles and tighten loose skin that can be the result of both pregnancy and a c-section delivery. For men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight, the procedure will reduce sagging skin and support increased muscle tone as a result of diet and exercise. Many patients will once again enjoy the overall health benefits of a stronger core, including improved posture.
Dr. Goldfarb and Dr. Silberman will discuss your cosmetic goals and expected results from an abdominoplasty procedure after a thorough physical exam. Most patients can expect a recovery time of 7-10 days, during which compression garments will be worn to reduce discomfort and support the abdominal tissue.
Although the remaining skin may begin to sag with aging, maintaining your abdominal muscles with regular exercise and reducing the risk of weight gain through a healthy diet will help to maintain results.