Tummy Tuck in Northborough
Do you exercise vigorously and diet but still struggle with a flabby abdomen? If so, you may be an appropriate candidate for tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). A popular body contouring procedure, tummy tuck trims loose skin and fatty deposits to create a flatter and more sculpted midsection. Following tummy tuck, the abdomen is more toned and the skin tightly hugs the abdominal wall for more flattering body contours.
Meet Northborough’s Award-Winning Plastic Surgeon Dr. Cynthia Poulos
Dr. Cynthia Poulos is a respected tummy tuck surgeon with over 20 years of experience and excellent surgical training and skill. Named “Best Plastic Surgeon” by Worcester Magazine, Dr. Poulos has a reputation for delivering superior tummy tuck results in a way that look completely natural. While many patients have similar requests and goals in mind, Dr. Poulos tailors treatment to each individual patient’s unique anatomy, concerns and desired outcome.
Dr. Poulos is dedicated to the comfort, satisfaction, and overall wellbeing of her patients. Her state-of-the-art facility has earned accreditation through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), a reputable national organization that requires office-based surgery facilities to adhere to the highest safety standards. Thousands of men and women have chosen Dr. Poulos for their tummy tuck procedure thanks to the doctor’s commitment to patient safety and care.
What Tummy Tuck Achieves
There are many factors that contribute to the appearance of a flabby abdomen. Changes in weight, pregnancy, genetics and the natural aging process can cause the abdominal skin to stretch and lose its firm and elastic quality. This leads to drooping of the abdominal skin that hangs off the body in folds. Loose skin paired with stubborn fat often creates a “muffin top” appearance that plagues many men and women, even those who follow a strict diet and exercise regimen.
Tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that eliminates loose excess skin on the abdomen, and when paired with liposuction, destroys fatty deposits. It also repairs weakened or damaged muscles. The result is a flatter and smoother abdominal contour.
The details of tummy tuck vary from patient to patient. Dr. Poulos will meet with you one-on-one to get a better idea of your specific body contouring needs. She will use this information to determine whether you are a good candidate for tummy tuck. Depending on your unique case, she may recommend combining tummy tuck with another body contouring procedure.
Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck
Traditional tummy tuck is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Poulos creates a horizontal incision from hip to hip, between the pubic hairline and the navel. Dr. Poulos may create a second incision around the navel if it is necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen. Through the incisions, Dr. Poulos will make the agreed-upon modifications, including removing skin and fat, and suturing the abdominal muscles. Once Dr. Poulos is finished, she will close the incisions with sutures.
If your area of concern is limited to the lower abdomen, you may be an appropriate candidate for mini tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck only requires one incision placed low on the abdomen that is typically shorter than the incision used for a traditional tummy tuck. With a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Poulos trims excess skin on the lower abdomen and tightens the underlying muscles for a flatter contour.
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