Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty is a surgery that aims to create an abdominal profile that is smooth and firm by removing excess fat and skin and by tightening weakened or separated muscle. It is a surgery for those that do not respond to diet and exercise.
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
- Prior surgery
- Significant fluctuations in weight
Why should you have your Tummy Tuck Surgery with Dr. Sofer at the Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield?
- Dr. Sofer is an award winning Plastic Surgeon who has been in practice for over 15 Years.
- He has been recognized as the best Plastic Surgeon in Fairfield County for 4 years in a row and is also recognized by prestigious Castle Connelly as top Doctor in NY Metro
- He is certified by the American board of Plastic Surgery.
- Dr. Sofer has established a reputation of caring with devotion and unsurpassed surgical skill
- Patient satisfaction and safety is our top concern.
Tummy Tuck - Dr. Sofer's approach
Consultation: Surgery planned and tailored to your specific body.
Duration of Tummy Tuck Surgery: 2-4 hours depending on the amount of liposuction. Dr. Sofer's technique is different as the scar is placed extremely low, approximately 7 cm from the vaginal crease within the bikini line. The belly botton scar is "inny". Muscles are tightened in midline, Aggressive liposuction of the lower lateral aspect of the abdomen, along with the upper abdomen and flanks to improve the contour. Pain pump in inserted to control the pain for the first 48 hours and reduce the amount of narcotics taken.
Anesthesia: General by a board certified anesthesiologist in an accredited surgical facility or hospital setting
Recovery after Tummy Tuck:
- about 3 hours in the recovery room
- 2-3 days in hunched over position. Surgical discomfort is controlled with pain pump and pain meds.
- 10-14 days back to the activities of daily living
- 4-6 weeks normal exercise
Cost of Tummy Tuck: $7000-9000 depending on the amount of time in the operating room and Anesthesia. Also depending on the amount of liposuction.