Abdominoplasty, also known as a “tummy tuck,” is one of today’s most popular body sculpting procedures, both nationwide and at Dr. Ellen Mahony’s plastic surgery practice serving Westport and Fairfield, Connecticut.
Tummy tuck surgery picks up where a healthy diet and regular exercise leave off, helping reshape your midsection by flattening and tightening your stomach. It’s designed to remove excess skin from the waist and abdomen, and tighten abdominal muscles that have been stretched and weakened over time.
Ideal candidates include: people who’ve lost a good deal of weight (including through gastric bypass); women whose abdominal muscles and skin have been stretched and weakened by pregnancy or age; and men who are self-conscious about a “spare tire.”
If your excess skin is limited to just your lower abdomen, you may only require a “mini” tummy tuck. This less invasive procedure — which involves only minimal skin removal, scarring and recovery time — is an excellent choice if you want to define your waistline and tighten your lower abdomen.
On the other hand, for some people, a tummy tuck alone will not fully re-sculpt your midsection. In this case, a tummy tuck along with sculpting the hips and flanks with tumescent liposuction in Connecticut may help New Haven and Westport residents explore for a more proportional look.*
What’s the appropriate choice for you? Come in and talk with Ellen. She’ll discuss your unique situation, outline your options (for example, full or mini tummy tuck), and explain what you should expect in your recovery period — all in the straightforward, honest manner that has become her trademark.