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(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tucks

A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is a type of cosmetic surgery that has significantly increased in popularity over the past decade. This surgery is now one of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons because they can provide dramatic and satisfying results. At Gabay & Gottlieb Cosmetic Surgery, we not only offer liposuction in Philadelphia, PA, and the surrounding areas, but we also offer tummy tucks and many other types of surgery and treatment. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about tummy tucks:

Q. How do I know if I would be a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

A. Tummy tucks can be performed on men and women, young and old. At Gabay & Gottlieb Cosmetic Surgery, we provide an initial complimentary consultation to learn your basic history and perform a physical exam to accurately determine your health. Most people with good health are excellent candidates for this treatment.

Q. Do this procedure help me lose weight?

A. A tummy tuck is not designed to help you lose weight. However, it will help reduce excess fat in the upper and lower abdomen, tighten the skin in your abdominal area, and help smooth and tighten stretch marks. The best candidates are within 10-15 pounds or at their ideal body weight.

Q. How much pain should I expect from this procedure?

A. Tummy tucks may have been considered very painful in the past, but with new technology and new ways of controlling pain, many patients merely describe them as a muscle spasm as opposed to pain. At Gabay & Gottlieb Cosmetic Surgery, we’ve found that the use pain catheters has greatly reduced the number of complaints regarding postoperative pain.

We understand that going through with cosmetic surgery is an important decision, which is why we’d like to make it as easy as possible for you. To learn more about plastic surgeons in Princeton, NJ, and other local areas, and tummy tucks, give us a call at 215-501-7565.

4 Common Questions People Ask About Liposuction

Is liposuction right for me?

That’s the question that you may be asking yourself if you’re thinking about getting liposuction in Philadelphia, PA, and other local areas. If it is your number one question, we don’t blame you here at Gabay & Gottlieb Cosmetic Surgery. This treatment may not be for everyone, but it will work wonders on the people that it’s right for. But to learn the answer to that question, you might want to learn the answer to four other common questions about liposuction first. Here they are:

What is liposuction?

Although many think of it as a weight loss solution, liposuction is actually a procedure that’s used to improve the shape and contour of your body by removing areas of excess fat. The invasive procedure improves body shape by removing fat cells between the skin and underlying muscles.

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction can target particular areas of the body including the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, breasts, buttocks, calves, neck, chin, back, and arms. The procedure is performed under anesthesia as directed by our board certified anesthesiologists. A hollow instrument called a cannula is inserted under the skin to remove excess fat.

How long should I be out of work after the procedure?

Most of our patients usually require less than one week out of work after the liposuction procedure in Philadelphia, PA, as well as the surrounding areas. You may feel tired and worn out for a few days, but you should be ready to get back out there in about a week.

What kind of pain should I expect?

Our patients generally describe the feeling more as soreness than pain after they’ve received liposuction. To limit the soreness, we’ll provide you with spandex garments as the primary therapy in the first few days and possibly weeks following the surgery. We also recommend using ice to limit the swelling and soreness.

Now that you have the answers to these questions, you might be able to determine more easily whether liposuction is right for you. If you’re still wondering, please feel free to contact us at Gabay & Gottlieb Cosmetic Surgery by calling us at 215-501-7565.