Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Philadelphia, PA
Nearly everyone desires a “six-pack”, yet this is something few people can accomplish. In fact, just achieving a flatter, firmer, stomach is something many people find difficult. If your abdominals are not as toned as you would like them to be, perhaps it is time to consider a tummy tuck performed by Dr. Raymond D. Jean of Main Line Plastic Surgery, serving patients in Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Bala Cynwyd, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a procedure in which excess fat, muscle, skin, and other tissues are *trimmed, tightened, and “tucked” in neatly to provide a flatter midsection. A full tummy tuck targets both your upper and lower abdominals, and may require the repositioning of your belly button.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Many of our tummy tuck patients are discouraged because their loose abdominals detract from their otherwise fit body. A number of things can make it difficult to tone the abs, as they may stretch during pregnancy or the muscles may become separated due to a hernia. If you have tried to firm your stomach, but have seen little if any results, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck.
Planning your Tummy Tuck Surgery
Although you will see some results from your tummy tuck right away, it can take a few weeks for the swelling to go down and your scars to begin fading. As such, we recommend having surgery at least two to three months before swimsuit season whenever possible. Of course, you may still have a tummy tuck during summer. You will still notice a dramatic difference right after surgery, even if the full results are not yet visible.
How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
Each tummy tuck is a customized procedure, as no two people accumulate fat in the same way. All procedures will involve some trimming and tightening of tissues, but some will also include repairing the rectus muscle or liposuction to remove excess fat.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Philadelphia?
Plastic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck are highly customized, meaning that a number of variables are used to calculate the price. In addition to payment through cash, personal check, and major credit/debit cards, we also accept CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® works like a credit card, offering low-interest rates and easily affordable payments to help you afford a tummy tuck on your terms.
What to Expect* after a Tummy Tuck
Right away, you will notice a *firmer, flatter midsection with less sagging skin than before. You may even find that your clothing no longer fits because you have *reduced your waist by at least one dress or pants size.
Recovering from a Tummy Tuck
You will be somewhat sore following a tummy tuck, and might even find it uncomfortable to wear tight clothing. *Wear loose-fitting garments and use an over-the-counter medication containing acetaminophen or ibuprofen to reduce discomfort and ease swelling.
Main Line Plastic Surgery, serving patients in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania, proudly offers tummy tucks to those who desire a firmer, flatter abdomen. Schedule a consultation today to find out more about the abdominoplasty procedure. Contact us now!
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