(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.