Love to look in the mirror again
It is not uncommon to feel self-conscious about extra skin and fat deposits on your face, neck, arms, abdomen, or legs. Try as you might with exercise or weight loss programs, nothing seems to tighten and firm the area the way you want. Today, you can achieve the look you desire through cosmetic surgery techniques such as abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck) and liposculpting. Each offers distinct benefits for your specific patient group.
Get rid of the extra skin once and for all
If you have loose abdominal skin from pregnancy or significant weight loss, you may be a candidate for an abdominoplasty, or a “tummy tuck.” During the procedure, an incision is made above the pubic area. Skin is stretched down across the stomach, and the excess is removed. The underlying muscle is then tightened, or recontoured. The resulting scar is covered by all but the briefest swimwear.
A formal abdominoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia. In this procedure, an incision is also made around the “belly button” to allow it to be re-positioned once the excess skin has been removed. Afterwards, an elastic binder is worn for several weeks. Although it is possible to go back to work after 7 to 10 days, complete recovery generally requires 2 to 4 weeks.
This is a shorter procedure that may or may not require repositioning of the “belly button.” This procedure is reserved for patients with less skin excess, and involves a shorter recovery time.
If you have relatively normal weight with weak muscles and excess or wrinkled skin you are a good candidate for this procedure.
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Dr. Martin and his team made me feel very comfortable and relaxed on my first visit. I was 62 years old at the time of my surgery which included a face lift, Botox and Restylane. People who know me now tell me how great I look, but have no idea I had surgery. That's how natural Dr. Martin's work is!-Kris, Norwich
Dr. Martin is kind and professional, but most importantly he is a great surgeon. He is meticulous in his work and was honest and realistic about my expectations. I highly recommend him, and would certainly go back to him for any future procedures.-M.N, Niantic
Dr. Martin and his staff gave me excellent care. I had liposuction of ‘problem’ areas that I had never been able to sculpt on my own. The surgery made me feel much better about my appearance, and I would refer my friends and family to him.-Mary, New London
After having my second child and a c-section, I was left with a roll of loose skin and stretch marks. Dr. Martin reviewed with both me and my husband (who was more nervous than me) exactly what to expect from the tummy tuck and recovery. I found my recovery to be relatively easy, and the result fantastic.-L.C., Plainfield