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A person who wishes to enhance the contour of their midsection and eliminate excess fat and loose skin in the abdominal area may wish to consider an abdominoplasty. This procedure is a major cosmetic plastic surgery technique that can greatly enhance the appearance of a patient's stomach area permanently.

Ideal candidate for New Jersey abdominoplasty procedure

An abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is most appropriate for patients in good emotional and physical shape but who are dissatisfied with stubborn pockets of fat and excess skin in the abdominal area.

Full abdominoplasty procedure

Patients that are about twenty percent above their ideal body weight, have excess tissues in the upper and lower abdominal areas, and require significant tightening of their abdominal muscles might benefit most from a full abdominoplasty. During this procedure, the surgeon will make one incision from hip to hip and another around the navel for repositioning. Liposuction is often used during abdominoplasty to excise extra fat from the area.

Mini abdominoplasty procedure

Patients within ten percent of their ideal body weight who have trouble spots in the lower abdominal area may benefit most from a mini abdominoplasty. This procedure is less involved and does not require as extensive of an incision nor is the navel repositioned. A surgeon may also choose to perform a liposuction technique when performing a mini abdominoplasty.

New Jersey abdominoplasty risks

As with all surgeries, there are complications that can occur as a result of anabdominoplasty. Most complications are rare but can include: bleeding, hematoma, seroma, fat necrosis, infection, scarring, numbness, and other more serious problems. Again, these complications are rare and a good surgeon will take every measure to reduce these abdominoplasty risks.

The abdominoplasty procedure itself can take between one and three hours to complete depending on the complexity of the procedure. Abdominoplasty is done on an outpatient basis under a general anesthetic so that the patient sleeps through the procedure. After a abdominoplasty, patients will typically experience some degree of tenderness, discomfort, swelling, and bruising for the first days to weeks following surgery. These symptoms can be treated with pain medication if necessary.

New Jersey abdominoplasty costs

The average cost of an abdominoplasty is approximately five thousand dollars. This estimated fee does not include related costs such as the fees for the surgeon, facility, anesthesia, and medications. Because a New Jersey abdominoplasty is an elective procedure, a patient's health insurance will not typically cover these costs. Good surgeons offer patients a few payment options in order to make abdominoplasty affordable for you.

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