Tummy Tuck
 
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a "tummy tuck," is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. Dr. Prasad Sureddi of Waterbury Connecticut has found this procedure can dramatically improve the appearance of a protruding abdomen. 

The best candidates for a tummy tuck?

The best candidates for a tummy tuck are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won't respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.

If you feel that you desire to have a flatter abdomen and desire to look more attractive in your slacks and form-fitting clothes then a Tummy Tuck may be the procedure for you.

Dr. Sureddi will meet with you in a personalized private consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.  Please contact our Waterbury office to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Sureddi.

The Surgery

Complete tummy tuck surgery usually take two to five hours, depending on the extent of work required. Partial tummy tucks may take an hour or two.

Most commonly, Dr. Sureddi will make a long incision from hipbone to hipbone, just above the pubic area. A second incision is made to free the navel from surrounding tissue. With a mini tummy tuck, the incision is shorter and the navel is not moved, however, excess skin above the navel is not tightened.

The skin flap is then stretched down and the extra skin is removed. A new hole is cut for navel, which is then stitched in place. Finally, the incisions will be stitched, dressing will be applied, and a temporary tube may be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical site.

It does produce a permanent scar which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip.

The Recovery

For the first few days, your abdomen will probably be swollen and you're likely to feel some pain and discomfort, which can be controlled by medication. Depending on the extent of the surgery, you may be released within a few hours or you may have to remain hospitalized for two to three days.

Dr. Sureddi will give you instructions for showering and changing your dressing. And though you may not be able to stand straight at first, you should start walking as soon as possible.

Surface stitches will be removed in five to seven days, and deeper sutures, with ends that protrude through the skin, will come out in two to three weeks. A support garment may replace the dressing on your incision.

It may take you weeks or months to feel like your old self again. If your start out in top physical condition, with strong abdominal muscles, recovery from a tummy tuck will be much faster. Some people return to work after two weeks, while others take three or four weeks to rest and recuperate.

Exercise will help your heal better. Even people who have never exercised before should begin an exercise program to reduce swelling, lower the chance of blood clots, and tone muscles. Vigorous exercise, however, should be avoided until you can do it comfortably.

Your new look

Tummy tucks, whether partial or complete, produce excellent results for patients with weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin. And in most cases, the results are long lasting, if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

If you feel this procedure could enhance your look, please call our office at (203)757-2772 to schedule your personalized consultation.  Let Dr. Sureddi help you look your best starting now!

Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery, and medical spa office located in Waterbury and Southbury, Connecticut (CT) conveniently near from Hartford, CT and the New York Area.

 
BACK TO TOP
 

Contact Us Today! - (203) 757-2772

Prasad Sureddi, M.D.
An Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center, LLC

10 Main Street, South
Southbury, CT 06488
Phone: (203) 264-6334
FAX: (203) 267-7654

714 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Phone: (203)757-2772

Home  |  About Dr. Sureddi  |  About Our Facility  |  Consultation  | Our Staff  | Privacy Policy  | Testimonials  | Procedures    
Medical Spa   |  Map  |  Contact Us  |  Site Map
 
FACIAL ENHANCEMENTS
BOTOX Cosmetic |  Eyelid Surgery  |  Face Lift / Neck Lift  |  Forehead Lift / Eyebrow Lift  |  Nose Reshaping
Ear Surgery | Facial Filler : Radiesse / Restylane / Juvederm
  |  Obagi Skin Care System
 
BODY CONTOURING
Breast Augmentation / Breast Enlargement  |  Breast Reduction  |  Breast Lift  |  Male Breast Reduction  |  Liposuction  |  Tummy Tuck
Arm Lift
 
LASER TREATMENTS
Laser Hair Removal  |  Facial & Leg Veins  |  Facial Skin Rejuvenation
 
MEDISPA SERVICES
Microdermabrasion  |  Chemical Peels  |  Anti-Aging European Facial  |  ECHO2 Facial Treatments 
La Stone & Aromatherapy Facial Treatments  |  Waxing

 

Dr. Sureddi specializes in facial, body enhancements through cosmetic and plastic surgery and his practices are located in Waterbury and Southbury, Connecticut. Patients from the following cities and areas:  Harford, CT, New York, Alabany, NY, Providence, RI and Boston, MA can conveniently schedule appointments in our Waterbury and Southbury Connecticut offices.

This website does not contain medical advice and the use of this website does not
create a physician/patient relationship between you and Dr. Sureddi.

    Site powered by PUMC with copyrights reserved to Dr. Sureddi . Registered to beautify.com

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sureddi specializes in facial, body enhancements through cosmetic and plastic surgery and his practice is located in Waterbury, Connecticut. Patients from the following cities and areas:  Hartford, CT, New York, Alabany, NY, Providence, RI and Boston, MA can conveniently schedule appointments in our Waterbury, Connecticut office.