Tummy Tuck

ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY-TUCK)

A full Tummy Tuck is generally done to treat loose abdominal skin that requires removal for best results. In addition, the abdominal wall underneath is tightened with sutures to create a flatter and tighter abdomen. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. It takes a few hours and patients are often kept in the hospital overnight for comfort and nursing care.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?

  • 1 night hospital stay usually
  • Return to work within 7-10 days
  • Liquid diet starting evening of surgery, which is advanced regular diet next morning.

BENEFITS

  • All the excess skin is removed and the abdominal wall is sutured tight, creating a flatter
  • Tighter Abdomen
  • 5-15lbs weight loss depending on amount of tissue removed

DRAINS

2 Drains are left under the skin, which drain fluid over the next week. These drains are removed in the office 1-2 weeks later once they are no longer needed.

FIBRIN GLUE

Fibrin Glue is a product used in surgery to help adhere tissues together. I prefer using it in Tummy Tucks to help seal the dissected space between the fat and the muscles. This glue helps decrease the amount of fluid that can build up in the surgical area over the following week. It can allow me to remove the drains earlier, thereby increasing patient comfort and decreasing chance of infection.

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Testimonials

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    Laura S.
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  • I chose Dr. Mehta because he came highly recommended by my gastrointestinal doctor. Before surgery my maximum weight was 338 lbs. My current weight, one year post-op is 205 lbs. I had no trouble getting an appointment with Dr. Mehta’s office and I found the staff to be kind and very informative and supportive. Dr. Mehta answered all of my questions thoroughly and was very attentive when I developed post op complications. I have not taken advantage of the support staff in place, but I know they’re available should I need them. I would highly recommend Dr. Mehta and the Mehta Bariatric Center to anyone considering bariatric surgery. It has made a tremendous impact on my life.*

    Darlene G. Hillsborough, NJ
  • Dr. Mehta and his staff (especially Lulu) are great!! Dr. Mehta has a great bedside manner and takes the time to talk to you and answer any and all questions that you may have. My situation was different than most. I had an old gastric banding placed in back in 1985. My surgery was performed by a surgeon who no longer practices. The banding had gone bad and eroded through my stomach causing a lot of pain. I had gone to many doctors and finally met Dr. Mehta who decided to help me by performing corrective surgery to remove the band and perform the new gastric bypass. I was back up to 225 lbs and I am now down to 140 lbs. My husband met with Dr. Mehta while he was in the hospital and liked his manners and asked me to call him. I had no problem getting an appointment and he explained everything I needed to know. I had the surgery and I am now feeling great and no longer in pain. I love Dr. Mehta and his staff. I felt I made a great choice and I am glad he took my case on and helped me out.*

    Colleen V. Flemington, NJ
  • I heard about Dr. Mehta through my mother. I felt very comfortable around him. At our first meeting, Dr. Mehta explained the procedure and all risks with me. The staff that Dr. Mehta has is very friendly and helpful with all your questions. I felt like Lulu was a personal friend of mine. Before my surgery, I weighed 237 lbs now I am weighing 145 lbs. I feel great!! I have not been able to utilize the Mehta Bariatric Center’s after care program because of where I live, in Delaware. If I lived closer, I wouldn’t hesitate to utilize it. I highly recommend Dr. Mehta and the Mehta Bariatric Center.*

    Deana C. Newark, NJ