Got questions about whether tummy tuck is right for you? We’ve got the details you need to make an informed decision. Keep reading for answers to some commonly asked tummy tuck questions and then call our offices and schedule your consultation.
1. What are the different types of tummy tuck procedures?
There are four types of tummy tucks including Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty, Standard Tummy Tuck, Extended Tummy Tuck and Mini Tummy Tuck.
2. Is a tummy tuck safe?
Yes, a tummy tuck is a very safe procedure done in an outpatient setting.
3. What are the risks and side effects of a tummy tuck?
Tummy Tuck risks are similar to most other surgeries which include bleeding, infection, and anesthesia related issues. All of these occur less than 5% of the time.
4. What is the difference between a Tummy tuck and Liposuction?
It’s very common for patients to choose to undergo liposuction at the same time as a tummy tuck. The main difference is that a tummy tuck involves the removal of skin and muscle tightening, which liposuction does not do.
5. How long is the Recovery Period for Full Tummy Tuck?
Patients usually take off about 1-2 weeks of work.
6. Does a tummy tuck leave scars?
Yes, the tummy tuck scar is very low in the bikini area which typically heals really well.
7. Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Yes, it does not affect the baby at all. However, there is a chance that a second tummy tuck would be necessary after childbirth.
8. Are tummy tuck results long lasting?
Yes, typically a tummy tuck is a procedure you have once in a lifetime unless there is another pregnancy or massive weight fluctuation afterwards.
9. Can a Tummy Tuck remove stretch marks?
Yes, typically old stretch marks below the belly button are removed.
10. Can Tummy Tuck fix loose belly button?
Yes, typically a new belly button opening is created and the inside of the belly button will remain.
11. Is it possible to have a natural looking belly button after tummy tuck?
Absolutely, this has to do with the technique of the surgeon performing the procedure. Dr. Tehrani has perfected his signature umbilioplasty without any virtual telltale signs and with very natural results.
12. Can I tighten loose abdominal skin without surgery?
There are nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures to obtain moderate skin tightening like Ultherapy, Thermi and BBL.
13. How Will Weight Gain After Tummy Tuck Affect Results?
Weight gain after abdominoplasty is rare. Often patients lose weight after a tummy tuck. In general however, weight gain will relatively affect other areas of the body.
14. Can I exercise after tummy tuck surgery?
Cardiovascular exercises may be commenced after one month, abdominal exercises two months after surgery.
15. What is the best scar treatment after full Tummy Tuck?
Depending on the skin type and healing properties of the individual, we have a comprehensive skin treatment protocol to include topical prescription grade treatments (TNS, TRIPAC) as well as silicone sheeting.
16. How to reduce swelling after a tummy tuck?
Compression garments in addition to lymphatic massage and endermology after surgery will decrease swelling and improve the cosmetic outcome.
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New York plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani is renowned for his mastery in aesthetic surgery. As he considers plastic surgery to be the ultimate expression of art in surgery, Dr. Tehrani relentlessly strives for exceptional care and results for his patients. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Tehrani is the founder and director of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery with offices in Manhattan (see Manhattan Plastic Surgery) and Long Island (see Long Island Plastic Surgery). He is Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and is a member of multiple local and national societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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At Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics, we believe that plastic surgery offers the ultimate expression of art in surgery. Located in Manhattan, New York City, and Great Neck, Long Island areas of New York, Aristocrat Plastic Surgery and New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Tehrani, offers plastic and reconstructive surgery and non-surgical treatments such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, facelift, rhinoplasty, liposuction, injectables and more.