About Tummy Tuck Surgery
For women and men alike, hanging skin and excess fat throughout the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to lose it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the most popular reasons why someone may not be able to attain a tighter and slimmer abdomen. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that successfully transforms the stomach area, creating great results for patients. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio performs abdominoplasty that varies on the results desired. This popular surgery at Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA allows patients the chance to have a gorgeous new figure and renewed confidence. Learn more about how a tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat while also tightening the abdominal muscles before contacting us for your consultation.
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn't decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn’t decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Google / Oct 09, 2019
"I had a bbl procedure with Dr. D in 2017 and I have to say that I absolutely love my results! He really outdid himself and I could not be happier with my results. In addition to giving me outstanding results, Dr. D gave me back my confidence back. I am able wear sexy and complimentary clothes and I feel great. I love his work so much that I will be going back for a second round! Hands down one of the best in the business!!!"- S.F. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"Dr. Daniel A. Delvecchio is the best of the best. I have had many many cosmetic surgeries with many many surgeons all around the world and so I have the experience to say he is the best. I have been to 2 of his offices, the one in NYC & Boston. They’re gorgeous & clean. To have a great doctor he must not only be experienced but intelligent & confident. Dr. D is so confident in his work & I love that. There is nothing more reassuring than knowing when you wake up you’re going to get the results you want. I read somewhere that he humiliates women? His entire office staff is women. I personally have sent SIX of my own friends and family to him as well & they have ALL been elated with their results. Anyone who speaks negatively on his name or practice is not only ignorant but they’re giving inaccurate information. If they don’t have good results it’s how their own personal body is reacting and not how his technique. I know for a fact that Dr. D travels all around the world to learn new things & is beyond informed with the latest & greatest techniques. When I did my surgery with him, he gave me his cell # & was available to me 24/7 with anything I needed. Other doctors I’ve used have passed me onto their assistants but he helped me himself. I can only speak for myself but the other 6 people that I have sent to him have their own judge of character and opinions-they have been nothing less than thrilled. You also don’t get an office on Newbury St. in Boston Mass if you are not top notch."- M.C. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"I was browsing forever for a good BBL surgeon, I decided to go with DelVecchio and I would choose him over and over again. He is very straightforward and will not give you false expectations. I love that he works with most body shapes. I have had successfully multiple rounds with him with no problems. Any concerns I had he was quick to answer via email or text and follow up appointments. You won’t regret his work. I get compliments EVERYDAY AND I LOVE IT!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
Abdominoplasty can be performed on both women and men. If you find yourself upset over loose skin, as well as excess fat in the tummy section, this surgical treatment can help produce a tighter and slimmer appearance. Dr. Del Vecchio recommends you to be at a healthy weight prior to surgery. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure — it treats loose skin. Liposuction is often implemented during surgery to remove fat. If your stomach area has healthy skin tightness, but you are still unhappy with your appearance even on a healthy diet, another option can be liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy so that the surgical outcomes are not impacted.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed using general anesthesia. There are several methods to consider when the surgery is performed by Dr. Del Vecchio, which is geared to the patient's needs. For starters, the incision shape is selected based on the amount of excess skin. Some patients with severe sagging and loose skin may require a full tummy tuck. This method places the incision from hip to hip, just above the pubic area. Other patients who have minimal skin laxity may be better suited for a smaller incision. These patients still benefit from tummy tuck surgery but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of the nature of the surgery, all tummy tuck procedures at Back Bay Plastic Surgery involve the removal of loose skin and fat removal.
What to Expect
After your tummy tuck surgery, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to minimize swelling. Walking and standing will be slow-going at first so you should rest for a couple of days. Standing and moving becomes easier once the muscles relax and the incision begins to heal. Most patients should be able to resume normal activities near two weeks. Exercise can resume later, closer to the two-month mark or when you are cleared by Dr. Del Vecchio. The tummy area will feel sore and tight, but you will feel normal after recovering.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
During your consult, Dr. Del Vecchio will create your unique surgical plan based on your specific needs and goals before discussing costs. He will be better able to estimate your costs once the type of tummy tuck has been selected, what technique will be used, what anesthesia is needed, and more. To make sure you get high-quality results from a skilled plastic surgeon, Back Bay Plastic Surgery helps to make your tummy tuck easier to afford by accepting many payment methods and helping you find low-interest medical financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
There are three main types of tummy tucks: full, mini, and extended. In your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will ask about your needs and goals before examining your stomach. Then, he can better decide which tummy tuck will give you the best results. A full tummy tuck is good if you want to address issues in the upper and lower abdomen while a mini tummy tuck is good if you only have problems below your belly button, like a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck is designed to improve the abdomen, as well as the hips and upper thighs.
What will my scars look like?
The incisions needed for your tummy tuck will depend on which type you are getting. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Del Vecchio makes the smallest, thinnest incisions possible to limit scars. He also makes incisions in less visible areas (in the pubic region or belly button) so they can be easily concealed by a swimsuit or underwear. After your surgery, it's important to follow your scar care instructions so your incisions heal flat and blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you can still get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it will alter your results. Dr. Del Vecchio recommends that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you consider a tummy tuck. If you do get pregnant after a tummy tuck, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
Many patients combine another surgery with a tummy tuck to get more dramatic improvements. During your consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio, talk to him about all of your concerns so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed that matches your goals. You may combine a tummy tuck with a thigh lift for a lower body lift or several areas for body contouring.
Attain a Tighter Tummy
Many factors can lead to a stretched-out lower abdomen that creates hanging skin. We know it can be frustrating and challenging — surgery is generally the only way to overcome this. If you are tired of having loose skin in your abdomen, regardless of the severity, surgical body contouring by skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio in Boston, MA can help you get the look you want. Please contact Back Bay Plastic Surgery to learn more.