Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Buinewicz is renowned for his expertise in performing tummy tuck procedures and helping his Hunterdon County, NJ, and Bucks County, PA, patients achieve flat, toned waists at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, located in Doylestown, PA, and Flemington, NJ. The procedure is among the most popular types of cosmetic surgery procedures performed each year and is in high demand with his patients.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, sometimes referred to abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to help flatten the abdominal wall and streamline the waist, resulting in a sculpted, tight abdomen. Many people have problems with a weakening of core muscles and skin laxity following pregnancy or extreme fluctuations in weight.
A tummy tuck is useful for the removal of extra sagging skin left over following a pregnancy or extreme weight loss. It tightens and repairs stretched or loose muscle tissue in the abdominal area. The procedure may also include the removal of stretch marks on the lower abdomen, but it may be impossible to completely remove them.
The tummy tuck procedure involves an incision just above the pubic region, which results in a thin scar. The incision length will vary based on how much skin must be removed. Sometimes, an extra incision must be made near the navel to remove excess skin. However, the belly button position will remain unchanged.
When to Consider a Tummy Tuck
You should consider a tummy tuck if:
- You have excess skin or stretch marks on your abdomen that are unresponsive to diet or exercise
- Your abdomen has been altered due to extreme weight loss or pregnancy
- You are dealing with diminished self-esteem due to your stomach profile
- You feel that your protruding abdomen is unattractive
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
- Restores a flat tummy
- Leads to improved appearance when wearing clothes and swimwear
- Leads to a more youthful appearance
How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
A tummy tuck normally takes between two and five hours to complete and takes place under general anesthesia. Dr. Buinewicz must make two incisions, one around the naval and the other in the pubic area that runs from each hipbone. He then will stretch a flap of skin over the muscles and remove any excess skin. Finally, he will reattach your naval.
What Is The Difference Between A Tummy Tuck And A Mini-Tummy Tuck?
A conventional tummy tuck procedure is for those who have an excessive amount of skin fat that requires removal, as well as those who have significant abdominal wall weakness. A mini tummy tuck is different from a traditional tummy tuck because it is much less invasive and is for those with only small amounts of excess skin and fat deposits. Dr. Buinewicz will help you determine your best option based on his assessment of your condition.
Combining Treatments With A Tummy Tuck
Women desiring an abdominoplasty for addressing physical changes due to pregnancy often elect to have other procedures performed along with a tummy tuck. The additional procedures performed along with a tummy tuck include liposuction and breast enhancement procedures, such as a breast augmentation or breast lift. Combining other procedures with a tummy tuck is very common and actually, saves on expenses and recovery time.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Patients normally require up to 14 days to recover from a tummy tuck procedure and may resume light daily activities once this period has passed. We advise tummy tuck patients to return gradually to their exercise routines and other physical activity once a period of six to eight weeks has passed.
How Much Does A Tummy Tuck Cost in Bucks County, PA?
Most insurance companies do not provide coverage for procedures such as the tummy tuck because they consider it to be a purely cosmetic procedure. Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, however, is committed to making this procedure affordable to all patients and offers convenient financing options. We accept cash, personal check, and major credit cards.
If you’ve recently undergone dramatic weight loss and your tummy appears droopy and unattractive due to sagging skin and pockets of fatty tissue, you may be a prime candidate for a tummy tuck surgery. Located in Doylestown, PA and Flemington, NJ, Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz, provides excellence in tummy tucks and other cosmetic procedures for residents of Hunterdon County, NJ and Bucks County, PA.