Tummy Tuck

Age, weight fluctuation, and pregnancy can result in separated abdominal muscles, stretched skin, and unresponsive fat deposits.

Dr. David Passaretti can perform a tummy tuck to tighten muscles and remove excess fat and skin, creating a more toned midsection.

Can a tummy tuck performed at our Darien, CT, practice help you achieve your goals?

Look & Feel Your Best

Instant, Dramatic Transformation

As soon as your surgery at our practice is complete, you will be able to immediately see a difference in your figure. However, you will need to wait for swelling to subside to see your final results.

Long-Lasting Results

Excess fat and other tissues are removed during surgery. With a healthy diet and exercise, you can maintain your results for the long term.

Improved Self-Confidence

Addressing your insecurities by improving your figure can have a positive impact on your self-confidence as well as your overall quality of life.

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Dr. Passarretti

Dr. Passarretti can help you achieve the figure you desire with advanced surgical techniques and natural-looking results.

Trust your care to a board-certified plastic surgeon who is by your side throughout the entire process.

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What happens during tummy tuck surgery?

Is abdominoplasty a common body contouring procedure?

A Popular Surgical Solution Trusted by Patients to Transform Their Figure

Abdominoplasty after Pregnancy

Abdominoplasty can be performed at our Darien practice for women after pregnancy to eliminate the excess skin. By removing this skin, Dr. Passaretti can narrow the patient's shape into the hourglass figure she had before pregnancy.

Are you a candidate for a tummy tuck?

Body Contouring Alternatives

Candidates can look forward to a slimmer, flatter midsection after surgery, but should explore other body contouring procedures with Dr. Passaretti if they desire significant reduction of fat.

There are three key steps in a successful abdominoplasty...

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Traditional Tummy Tuck Procedure

  1. Dr. Passaretti will first ensure that the abdominoplasty patient is properly anesthetized.
  2. He makes an incision just under the lower abdomen and separates the skin from the underlying abdominal wall.
  3. He tightens the abdominal muscles, securing them with stitches.
  4. If included in the treatment plan, Dr. Passaretti may elect to use liposuction to remove pockets of fat from the area.
  5. After pulling the skin down and trimming any excess, he sutures the incision together.

Typically, scarring is minimal and should fade over time.

A Closer Look at Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a safe and effective way of flattening the stomach. If you have excess fat that is stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise, a tummy tuck at our Darien office may be for you.

Your Recovery

Dr. Passaretti will use his surgical skill to ensure your tummy tuck recovery involves minimal downtime so you can get back to your life and show the world your new trim, toned abdomen. As with any surgery, you may feel some discomfort after your tummy tuck. We will help you manage your pain with medication. Most patients return to work in about two weeks, although your recovery time will vary based on the extent of your procedure. You will wear a compression garment which can be hidden under clothing for at least one month to ensure you heal properly.

Follow-Up Care

While you recover from your abdominoplasty, you will maintain regular visits with Dr. Passaretti at his Darien office in Fairfield County to ensure that you are healing properly. Dr. Passaretti will provide you with explicit instruction on what to expect after surgery and what activities you should refrain from.

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A Focus on Patient Education

Tummy tuck surgery is safe and effective, but it is an invasive procedure and so is not without risk. At our Darien office, we will educate you on the details of abdominoplasty so that you can make an informed decision regarding treatment.

Tummy Tuck After C-Section

Women often face significant pressure to return to their pre-pregnancy weight quickly after giving birth. Some women even consider undergoing a tummy tuck at the same time as their C-section. However, combining both procedures can have traumatic effects on the body. Waiting until you are fully recovered is vital to ensure you experience the full benefits of abdominoplasty and avoid further health risks. Dr. Passaretti can determine your candidacy for a tummy tuck after C-section during an exam at his practice serving patients in Darien and Fairfield County.

How Long Should You Wait?

Most surgeons advise waiting at least six months to a year after a C-section before scheduling a tummy tuck procedure. While a tummy tuck may sound simple, it is a major surgery involving the alteration of muscle, tissue, and skin. 

Dr. Passaretti is dedicated to providing safe procedures that offer incredible results without impacting your overall health

Putting undue stress on your body during this period can have adverse effects. Studies show that combining Cesarean delivery with abdominoplasty increases the chance of surgical complications by 51 percent and is less likely to deliver the desired aesthetic results.

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Waiting to fully heal after a C-section can improve your results, protect your health, and reduce stress immediately after childbirth. 

Additional Tummy Tuck Options Offered at Our Darien Office

Circumferential Abdominoplasty

Often recommended for post-bariatric surgery patients (as it is a fairly extensive procedure), this tummy tuck is performed through an incision that spans the circumference of the waistline.

Mini Abdominoplasty

Also known as a “scarless” tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck is often suitable for patients who require only a small amount of abdominal fat and skin to be removed.

Endoscopic Abdominoplasty

A minimally invasive procedure that utilizes special, tiny instruments - including a thin tube with a camera on the end - for reduced bleeding, swelling, and scarring. This is typically best for patients with small amounts of excess skin.

Extended Abdominoplasty

This procedure addresses excess skin around the sides of the midsection, including the flanks and hips. This is often recommended for patients with greater excess fat and skin.

Plan Your Personalized Tummy Tuck

Your treatment can be personalized to your goals and need, call us today at:

(203) 656-9999

Now Offering Drainless/No-Drain Tummy Tucks

Dr. Passaretti also performs drainless tummy tucks at his Darien practice to make your procedure and recovery more comfortable. This modified version of the tummy tuck is not only combined with liposuction, but employs a special barbed suture with a layered suturing technique. Together, the suture and technique can prevent the accumulation of fluids after surgery. As a result, Dr. Passaretti can eliminate the need for surgical drains. 

Although drainless procedures are typically longer because of the intricate suturing that takes place, they offer several benefits over traditional tummy tucks...

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Enjoy a More Comfortable Recovery with a Drainless Tummy Tuck

One of the greatest benefits of a drainless tummy tuck over traditional abdominoplasty is the simple recovery. Most patients at our Darien plastic surgery practice appreciate that they don't have to worry about caring for and emptying their surgical drains after surgery. Many also experience:

  • A shorter recovery time
  • Less discomfort
  • Smoother scarring after the procedure

The special sutures will dissolve on their own, so post-operative care is also fairly minimal

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Various abdominoplasty techniques can address several areas of concern. 

A Closer Look at Mini Tummy Tuck

mini tummy tuck procedure with Dr. David Passaretti can help you enjoy a more toned midsection with a reduced recovery time. A traditional abdominoplasty can tighten and firm your stomach, but it involves a more intensive procedure and a lengthier recovery time. If you suffer from a minimal amount of excess tissue on your abdomen and want to experience a smoother stomach with a less invasive procedure, Dr. Passaretti may suggest a mini tummy tuck. 

Genuinely Invested in Your Well Being

"Dr. Passerati is a great doctor! He performed a mini tummy tuck on me approximately 9 months ago and I could not be more pleased. He listens, takes time, and genuinely cares about my concerns. He understands that as a man it is difficult to broach cosmetic surgery topics. He made me feel at ease and unhurried." Walter C.

Ideal Mini Tummy Tuck Candidates:

You must meet certain criteria to qualify for this procedure. During your initial consultation at our Darien office, Dr. Passaretti will examine your abdomen, go over your medical records, and discuss your expected outcomes to determine if you are eligible for a mini tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck is typically recommended for patients who:

Need Minor Refinement

You should only have a minimal amount of excess skin and fat in your midsection.

Have Abdominal Muscles Intact

This procedure typically does not address muscular tissue, including bulging or separated abdominal muscles

Are Concerned about Scarring

Mini tummy tucks can reduce your chance of developing noticeable scars.

Do Not Smoke

Smoking can interfere with proper healing. If you do smoke, you will need to quit.

Are in Good Overall Health

You should be in good overall health and be able to safely undergo anesthesia and sedation.

Have Achieved a Stable Weight

Fluctuations in your weight can interfere with your tummy tuck results.

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Women who are only concerned with the lower abdomen may be good candidates for a mini tummy tuck.

What to Expect During Your Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure

  1. Dr. Passaretti will administer the necessary anesthesia and sedation to keep you comfortable.
  2. Next, he will create a small incision somewhere below your navel and above your pubic region, depending on your particular needs.
  3. Dr. Passaretti will then carefully remove surplus fat, skin, and tissue from your abdomen.
  4. He may also use liposuction to sculpt your stomach at this time. In some rare cases, he may also modify your abdominal muscle, although this is not typical.
  5. To complete your mini tummy tuck, Dr. Passaretti will suture your incision closed.

This minimally invasive approach means that Dr. Passaretti does not need to reposition your belly button. It involves a much shorter, smaller incision than traditional, circumferential, or extended abdominoplasties. Unlike an endoscopic tummy tuck, a mini abdominoplasty does not involve the use of special camera-controlled tools.

Helping Patients Achieve Their Goals

"Your artistry and giving heart has transformed my life. Yes I lost the weight but I never would have had the confidence that I have, had it not been for you." Happy Patient

How Much  Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

Before you undergo abdominoplasty at our Darien practice, you will, of course, need to consider its cost. Our team can help you determine the cost you will pay for your tummy tuck and help you consider its costs and benefits to make the best decision for you.

Individualized Factors to Consider:

Type of Abdominoplasty

Each type of tummy tuck varies in complexity,  equipment, suturing, and technology. Typically, the more extensive the procedure, the higher the cost will be.

Liposuction

In some cases, Dr. Passaretti may use liposuction to break down and extract excess fat depending on your desired results.

Anesthesia & Medication

Certain types of anesthesia are more affordable. You may also require additional pain medication prescriptions after treatment.

An Investment in Your Quality of Life

Many patients find that their tummy tuck can vastly improve their quality of life and is well worth the cost. The results of your tummy tuck can have a far-reaching positive impact, from improving your appearance and ability to exercise, to reducing your risk of fungal infections that come with having large folds of excess skin over your stomach. Dr. Passaretti highly recommends abdominoplasty for qualifying patients in Darien and Fairfield County who want to address their midsection.

Our Patient Discusses Her Tummy Tuck

Our abdominoplasty patient discusses how much she appreciated the friendliness and professionalism at the office of Dr. Passaretti. With four kids and cancer, our patient was ready for a change. The procedure she went through helped get her body back where she wanted it and boosted her confidence for years to come.

A Positive Experience

"Dr. Passaretti and his staff were all extremely professional and kind. I had a wonderful experience with my surgery and I am so happy with the results! I would recommend anyone to have their plastic surgery with Dr. Passaretti. He is a highly skilled surgeon with a warm and friendly staff to take care of all of your needs." Satisfied Patient

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