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Tummy Tuck in Fairfield County, CT

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Age, weight fluctuation, and pregnancy can result in separated abdominal muscles, stretched skin, and unresponsive fat deposits. A tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) can help restore the appearance of your stomach area by tightening muscles, removing excess stuborn fat and loose skin, creating a more toned and tight midsection. If you're looking for a tummy tuck Fairfield County plastic surgeon, Dr. David Passaretti is ready to help you achieve the results you are looking for.

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.

Improve Self-Confidence

Overcoming insecurities about your breasts can improve your body image and overall self-confidence. After surgery, many of our Fairfield County tummy tuck patients are able to enjoy the freedom of wearing the clothes they want without hesitation.

Better Quality of Life

Newly found self-confidence can also improve your overall quality of life. Many patients find that they feel empowered to pursue new opportunities and relationships.

Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can be performed at our Fairfield County practice for women after pregnancy to eliminate the excess, loose skin that can follow after delivery. By removing this skin, our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Passaretti, can narrow the patient's shape into the hourglass figure she had before pregnancy.

Before a Tummy Tuck

Things to consider before an abdominoplasty

Good Health

You must be in good overall health before undergoing plastic surgery. Some health conditions may preclude you from this treatment.

Expectations

Realistic expectations are essential. A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, and it will result in some scarring.

Your Family

You should be finished having children. The effects of carrying and delivering a child can reverse the results of surgery.

Traditional Tummy Tuck Procedure

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

  1. Dr. Passaretti will first ensure that the 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.

tummy tuck patient model crossing arms over chest and smiling

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, or to improve other areas of the body.

A Closer Look at Tummy Tuck

A 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 in our Fairfield County practice may be for you.

topless tummy tuck patient model reclining on bed with arm over breasts

Tummy Tuck 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 Fairfield County 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 plastic surgery 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.

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 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 an abdominoplasty after C-section during an exam at his practice serving patients looking for a tummy tuck in Fairfield County.

Benefits of Waiting Until

YOU HAVE HEALED FROM YOUR C-SECTION

Overall Health

Women who have a C-section typically have a four to six-inch scar that takes at minimum, six weeks to heal properly. The body also generally requires at least eight weeks to adjust to physical changes. Giving your body time to heal lowers the chance of surgical complications.

Bond with Your Baby

The first few weeks after birth are critical for mother-child bonding. You will not be able to bond with your baby when you are recovery from a tummy tuck. You will need at least two weeks of almost complete downtime, during which you may need help caring for your child.

Weight Loss

Waiting also gives you a chance to address pregnancy weight gain with diet and exercise. If you are closer to your ideal weight when you undergo a tummy tuck, more excess skin can be removed. In such cases, the surgeon is sometimes able to move the cesarean scar below the bikini line.

How Long Should You Wait to Get a Tummy Tuck?

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 a safe procedure for our tummy tuck patients, that can produce 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.

Additional Tummy Tuck Options

OFFERED AT OUR FAIRFIELD COUNTY 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 Tummy Tuck

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.

Drainless Tummy Tuck

ENJOY A MORE COMFORTABLE RECOVERY

One of the greatest benefits of a drainless tummy tuck over traditional abdominoplasty is the simple recovery. Most of our Fairfield County tummy tuck patients 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.

Reasons to Choose a Drainless Tummy Tuck

TOP REASONS FOR DRAINLESS

Improved Contours

With liposuction, Dr. Passaretti can isolate and remove fat deposits, giving you more sculpted and toned contours.

Better Control of Skin

By performing both a tummy tuck and liposuction at our Fairfield County practice, Dr. Passaretti can address excess fat and loose skin, allowing him to more precisely contour your abdomen.

Less Complicated Recovery

Without surgical drains to worry about, you can focus on resting after your procedure.

Genuinely Invested

IN YOUR WELLBEING

"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.

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More Reasons for a Drainless Tummy Tuck

MORE REASONS FOR GOING DRAINLESS

Shorter Recovery

Since this tummy tuck procedure requires less extensive tissue modification, you can get back to work, school, and other activities more quickly.

Minimal Scarring

This procedure results in much subtler scarring, allowing you to more comfortably wear midriff-bearing clothing or swimsuits.

Ideal Mini Tummy Tuck Candidates:

You must meet certain criteria to qualify for this procedure. During your initial consultation at our Fairfield County 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.

Your Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure

WHAT TO EXPECT

  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.

mini tummy tuck patient model bare torso with yellow bikini bottoms

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

Factors to Consider Before a Tummy Tuck:

Type of Tummy Tuck

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

If you're looking for a flatter, tighter stomach to help boost your confidence with a tummy tuck Fairfield County plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti, wants to help you acheive those results. Many patients find that their abdominoplasty procedure vastly improved their quality of life and was well worth the cost. The results 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 who want to address their midsection and gain more confidence in doing so.

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

If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien, CT, or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with top plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti.

722 Post Rd, Ste 201, Darien, CT 06820