Tummy Tuck in Lowell, MA
An abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal region while also restoring weakened or separated muscles of the area in order to create a more smooth and firm appearance.
If you’re considering a tummy tuck, be sure to consult with a specialist. For patients in the Lowell area, plastic surgeon Loreen Ali, MD is here to help. Dr. Ali is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and utilizes the latest technology and techniques to perform safe and effective liposuction. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Ali, contact the New England Plastic Surgery Center today. Give us a call at (978) 942-4835 or request an appointment through our secure online form.
Reasons for Abdominoplasty
Typically, individuals will elect for a tummy tuck surgery in order to improve their physical appearance. This appearance can warrant an improvement for a variety of reasons including:
- Prior surgery
- Dramatic weight loss
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
A patient may undergo this procedure for any number of personal reasons. However, we often find that the ideal candidates for a tummy tuck surgery find themselves in one of the following situations:
- You have lost significant weight from proper diet and exercise but are still unable to lose your protruding abdomen
- Pregnancy has left your muscles and skin stretched out and saggy
- Following a significant weight loss you now have large amounts of excess skin that loosely hangs around your abdomen
- Despite being in excellent health you still possess a belly that “sticks out”
Abdominoplasties are often performed as an outpatient procedure, which means that you will likely return home just a few hours after your surgery.
You can expect to feel sore for the first full week after surgery. It is ideal to rest for a majority of your recovery time, although light activity such as walking around the house is often encouraged to maintain good blood flow throughout the body.
It is best to wait roughly 2-4 weeks until returning to work. This timeframe depends slightly on your particular job, as those without much required activity may be more suitable after two weeks.
Since many new mothers undergo a tummy tuck after pregnancy, it should also be stressed that you should not lift your child too soon after surgery in order to avoid stretching of the incision site or possible bleeding and swelling near the site.
Schedule a Tummy Tuck Consultation
If you’re considering a tummy tuck in the Lowell area, contact New England Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation in with board-certified plastic surgeon Loreen Ali, MD. Give us a call at (978) 942-4835 or request an appointment through our secure online form. We see patients from throughout the Boston area including Lowell, Billerica, Westford, Chelmsford, Dracut, and throughout the Merrimack Valley.