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Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck in Boca Raton & palm beach county at Farber Plastic Surgery

The abdominal area is often a problem spot for patients dye to the aging process, childbirth, or significant fluctuation in weight. Even if patients have achieved an optimal weight and live a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and plenty of exercise, excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, as well as laxity of the abdominal muscles, can still be a problem and affect self-esteem. you are bothered by extra fat or sagging skin in your abdominal area, a tummy tuck procedure can restore your silhouette – as well as your self-confidence.

For the optimal results following a tummy tuck procedure in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, our team welcomes you to visit Farber Plastic Surgery. Dr. Farber is an experienced and board-certified specialist who will tone and sculpt your midsection with an abdominoplasty.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat, while repairing weakened abdominal muscles to create a more toned appearance. Sometimes, simple genetics and the aging process can produce excess stomach fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. In other cases, pregnancy can stretch out the skin and weaken the abdominal muscles, causing the area to sag, droop, or bulge. Significant weight gain or loss can also produce extra fat or skin that does not respond to exercise.

No matter what the reason is for excess abdominal fat and skin laxity in, it can be damaging to a patient’s self-esteem and ability to feel good about their appearance. Following a tummy tuck, patients can feel significantly more confident showing off their figures and wearing form-fitting clothing.  

Your Boca Raton Tummy Tuck with Dr. Farber: Treatment and Recovery

A tummy tuck is performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Farber. During the surgical process, the abdominal muscles are tightened and excess skin and fat are removed. If the patient has previously undergone a cesarean section, the same c-section scar can sometimes be used for the incision, so that additional scarring is not created. The patient will be sent home with a compression garment.

Patients may also have trouble standing up straight as they continue to heal. It’s important that patients rest and relax as much as possible the first two weeks after surgery, though some may return to work after the first week. Prescription pain medication can usually be replaced with over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol after the first two to three weeks.

After three to four weeks, most patients can return to their normal activities, though it’s recommended that heavy exercise and lifting be limited until they have fully recovered. Dr. Farber advise his tummy tuck patients when they can return to workout routines or other activities.

tummy tuck on a patient before and after
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Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Patients who are bothered by excess skin and fat in their abdominal area, are at or close to their goal weight, and are in relatively good health are good candidates for tummy tucks. Tummy tuck candidates should be non-smokers and not be on any medication that would impair their ability to heal from the surgery. Patients often seek a tummy tuck after one or more pregnancies as well as significant weight loss. Changes in size and body contour caused by pregnancy or being overweight, or weight loss can affect skin elasticity and the tightness of abdominal muscles. These issues can be corrected with an abdominoplasty, helping patients regain a lean and well-contoured body shape.

Meet Dr. Farber

Dr. Scott Farber is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience who is dedicated to providing each patient with high-quality, personalized care. A Southern Florida native, Dr. Farber is well-versed in the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures and techniques.

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Combining a Tummy Tuck with Other Procedures

For some patients, it makes sense to combine a tummy tuck with other treatments. Those who have recently had a baby often have excess skin and tissue in addition to stubborn pockets of fat. They may also have lost volume in their breasts and are experiencing sagging. For these patients, a combined procedure is known as a mommy makeover may be recommended. A mommy makeover can involve a tummy tuck, liposuction in the abdominal and other areas, a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation. This provides a full body rejuvenation for new mothers and helps them reclaim their pre-pregnancy, youthful silhouette. Dr. Farber can explain your options and answer any questions you may have. Having combined procedures can be a good way to reduce recovery time if you want to improve several areas of your body with plastic surgery.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

A tummy tuck typically involves removing the excess skin and  fat of the abdomen & flanks in conjunction with tightening of the loose abdominal wall and muscles to provide a corset effect to enhance the hourglass appearance of women and athletic physique in a man.

During a traditional tummy tuck, the skin is raised to allow it to be pulled tighter to achieve a flatter more athletic appearance. Raising the skin disrupts some of the blood supply. Simultaneous liposuction of the fat is not often performed at the same time in order to preserve blood supply  and provide a safer outcome.

Everyone has “abs” which represent the rectus muscles of the abdomen. The patient’s percent body fat and BMI relates to how much abdominal muscle will be visible. Following a tummy tuck, the abdomen will be much flatter and toned. The more fat that one loses corresponds to the amount of “abs” that will be visible.

A tummy tuck  is not a weight loss procedure;  however it often times will serve as a springboard for further weight loss  and a healthier lifestyle as it will be easier to exercise and be more active in daily life.

In preparing for a tummy tuck procedure, you should have a stable body weight, be healthy enough to undergo surgery and be a non-smoker.

On the day of your tummy tuck  procedure, you will be greeted by Dr. Farber before surgery. He will answer any and all of your last minute questions you may have. You will then be taken into surgery. Following surgery, you will have your surgical garments in place and be underway to achieve the results and the body you have always wanted.

All sutures placed will be dissolvable and will not require removal. The resulting scar is kept low and typically will fade into a straight line pale scar.

Typically patients will take 1-2 weeks off of work and can resume routine daily activity after that. Patients can exercise and perform all activities without restrictions after 6 weeks.

3 Benefits to a Great Tummy Tuck: 

  • Flat Tummy
  • Hourglass Appearance 
  • Natural Appearance of the Belly Button

After a tummy tuck, the majority of bruising and swelling will usually subside within several weeks; however it may take several months for all swelling to subside.

Dr. Farber encourages his patients to walk immediately after surgery. This will help patients recover faster after their procedure. 

Dr. Farber will keep your belly button. Once the excess abdominal skin and fat is removed and the tummy is flat, Dr. Farber will then use your same belly button and in set it into its new position to achieve a natural and youthful appearance.

It is important to choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon experienced in body contouring procedures to perform your tummy tuck.

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Your Tummy Tuck Consultation with Dr. Farber

Dr. Farber helps patients reclaim their confidence with tummy tucks in Boca Raton, FL. During your initial consultation, he provides plenty of information about how to prepare for their surgery and the recovery process. Dr. Farber will also perform a physical examination and go over your health history to ensure that you can undergo surgery safely. He can also help you decide if you should have any other treatments combined with your tummy tuck to provide enhanced results. Dr. Farber has performed hundreds of tummy tuck procedures and knows how to produce the best results for his patients.

If you are experiencing reduced self-esteem or dissatisfaction with your body due to excess skin, tissue, or fat in your abdominal area, you do not have to live with it. By having a tummy tuck procedure performed by Dr. Farber, you can regain your slim silhouette and love your body again. If you live in the Boca Raton or Palm Beach County, Florida areas, schedule your consultation with Dr. Farber today.