Tummy Tuck

Loose stomach skin can occur for a variety of reasons. If you've found yourself dissatisfied with your abdomen due to sagging or excess skin, a tummy tuck can help restore your midsection to a more fit and toned appearance.

What concerns can a tummy tuck correct?

When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino, a tummy tuck will:
  • Correct any sagging stomach skin
  • Sculpt excess stomach fat
  • Remove hanging or stretched stomach skin
  • Define your midsection after substantial weight loss, pregnancy, or aging

An overview of a tummy tuck

At your initial consultation, Dr. Pellegrino will discuss your expectations, perform a thorough evaluation of your abdominal area, and give you a comprehensive explanation of what to expect from the tummy tuck procedure. He will carefully evaluate your unique concerns and desired outcome, and make recommendations to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the result of your tummy tuck. Dr. Pellegrino's assessment will determine whether you would best qualify for a full tummy tuck or a "mini" tummy tuck.

What to expect during recovery

A tummy tuck is a significant procedure, so allowing yourself the correct amount of time to recover is extremely important. As you recover, normal side effects consist of swelling, bruising, and pain in the area. Throughout the healing process, Dr. Pellegrino will advise you to avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity for several weeks after your procedure to promote optimal healing. On average, most individuals will be able to resume their normal daily activities within a determined amount of time, as long as those activities do not involve strenuous exercise. Dr. Pellegrino and his staff will offer a custom treatment plan and guidance for your individual recovery period throughout your post-operative follow-up appointments.

Is a tummy tuck right for you?

If you are considering a tummy tuck, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pellegrino for an expert's opinion on whether this is the best procedure for you. Generally, most men and women are candidates for a tummy tuck if sagging stomach skin or loss of skin elasticity in the abdomen is causing your stomach to appear disproportionately large or soft. Additionally, candidates for this procedure should be healthy overall. It is important to have a realistic expectation of what a tummy tuck can accomplish. When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino, a tummy tuck can make a considerable difference in the appearance of your abdomen and body overall, however, individual results may vary based on a variety of factors.

Meet Dr. Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery allows him to create individualized custom treatment plans for each client, leading to beautiful, natural results.

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