Restore Your Core With a Tummy Tuck in NJ

If there is one universal truth, it’s that people would like to have a flat stomach. Unfortunately, once the muscles and skin in the abdomen have been stretched to a certain degree, they can’t return to their previous degree of tautness. No matter how many crunches you do or how much kale you eat, you can’t get the abdomen to tighten back up. But don’t lose hope—a tummy tuck in New Jersey with Dr. Aydin can do it! 

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What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a transformative procedure designed to sculpt the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening muscles that may have become separated due to substantial weight changes, the aging process, or pregnancy. This surgical approach is particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, which often leaves them with loose, sagging skin that no longer responds to diet or exercise. Dr. Aydin's technique not only removes this unwanted skin but also restores the abdominal muscles to their more natural, tighter alignment, enhancing the overall contour and firmness of the stomach area. The result is a smoother, flatter abdomen. Dr. Aydin's extensive experience and precise attention to detail ensure that his patients' aesthetic goals are met with the highest standards of safety and care.

Are You a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck can be a great option for people who have gained and then lost a good deal of weight. However, a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. For this reason, Dr. Aydin prefers his patients considering a tummy tuck to be within 10% of their ideal weight. You may be the perfect candidate if you meet these criteria, are in good health, and are a non-smoker. A consultation can help determine if abdominoplasty in NJ with Dr. Aydin is the best procedure for your goals.

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Why Choose Dr. Aydin?

Dr. N. Bill Aydin is a distinguished, double-board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon accredited by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. With nearly two decades of expertise, Dr. Aydin specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face and body, including minimally invasive techniques. Renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and artistry, he ensures results that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also naturally subtle. Dr. Aydin's patient care philosophy redefines luxury and personalized attention. He oversees every aspect of the patient experience, from a thoughtfully designed office environment to providing a dedicated care coordinator and medical assistant for each patient.

His commitment extends beyond surgery, as he personally handles most post-operative care and is readily available to his patients via cell phone and direct house calls whenever necessary. Recognized as a top-rated and award-winning surgeon, Dr. Aydin has earned accolades such as Castle Connolly's Top Doctor, signifying his excellence in clinical care and patient relations.

At the Aydin Center for Plastic Surgery, Skincare, & Lasers, patients can expect state-of-the-art technology and the highest standards in surgical care, making Dr. Aydin a trusted choice for those seeking transformative cosmetic results.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck involves two incisions. The first is made from hipbone to hipbone, usually under the bikini line. The second incision is at the navel. These incisions provide access to the underlying abdominal muscles, which have become weak and separated. These muscles are pulled together and stitched into place to create a firmer abdomen and narrower waist. The skin is then stretched downward over the newly tightened muscles, excess skin is trimmed, and the navel is reattached. Candidates should be in relatively good health and must have quit smoking for at least four weeks before surgery.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck could be an option for patients who still have good muscle tone. In a mini tuck, only a single incision is made down around the pubic area. Muscles are not usually addressed in a mini tuck—just loose skin, which is pulled down and the excess trimmed off. A mini tummy tuck can also be a good option for older patients whose abdominal skin has simply become looser due to aging.

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What Is a Fleur-de-Lis Abdominoplasty?

A fleur-de-lis pattern refers to a popular, highly specialized abdominoplasty technique performed mainly on patients following substantial weight loss and gastric bypass surgery. Commonly, these patients have lost over 100 pounds or more and present with massive skin excess in the tummy region. The main goal of the fleur-de-lis technique is to significantly remove both horizontal and vertical excess skin, narrowing the waistline to provide the absolute best result and appearance for the patient. This technique removes skin both horizontally and vertically, creating two separate scars: one horizontal scar across the lower abdomen and one vertical scar along the midline, resulting in the final scar being in an upside-down “T” shape.

Traditional vs. Fleur-de-Lis What’s the Difference?

The fleur-de-lis technique provides several advantages compared to a traditional tummy tuck, including its use on patients with pre-existing midline abdominal scars from previous surgery. These patients may experience an interruption of the blood supply to the adjacent skin, so the fleur-de-lis technique will safely remove excess skin that could otherwise be subject to skin ischemia or necrosis if traditional tummy tuck techniques are used. 

Additionally, it’s common for post-bariatric patients to present with additional skin and soft tissue redundancy to the flanks, back, and buttocks. In such cases, the fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty technique (either with or without liposuction) is designed to extend the scar around the body, removing a complete block of tissue in a 360-degree manner.

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Dr. Aydin and the staff are great. I was so nervous to get the surgery, but as soon as I spoke to him, I felt very comfortable. I love the way my body looks. I recommend everyone go see him. He is very detailed. You can ask him as many questions as you want, and he will explain everything. I just love him; he is the best.

—Christina M.

What Is a Panniculectomy?

While a tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess fat, skin, and tissue, a panniculectomy, on the other hand, removes a "pannus," which is a large flap of skin distended over the abdomen, genitals, and thighs following significant weight loss or complications from childbirth. A panniculectomy solely addresses the issues of loose, sagging skin and excess fat of the pannus. It also addresses the mobility issues experienced by those who live with this condition and experience uncomfortable rubbing and chafing, which can sometimes lead to infection. 

Tummy Tuck or Panniculectomy? Choosing the Best Procedure for Your Goals

A tummy tuck ("abdominoplasty") goes one step further than a panniculectomy by repairing layers of abdominal muscle that may be loose, stretched, or split. Tummy tucks allow further contouring of the body to achieve a more sleek and slender figure. Therefore, a tummy tuck is a more extensive procedure than a panniculectomy since it also addresses the muscles to create a slimmer and more toned appearance to contour the abdomen.

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Abdominoplasty Recovery in NJ

Since a tummy tuck procedure involves the underlying muscles, recovery isn’t easy. You will wear compression garments to keep the swelling down and to help your body conform to its new contours. Still, there will be pain and swelling for the first few days, followed by residual soreness for weeks, possibly months. Recovery time ranges from a few weeks to a few months. Lifting objects and any strenuous activity will have to wait at least six weeks, and you’ll need to take up to one month off of work. 

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Tummy Tuck FAQ

How long is the tummy tuck procedure?

A tummy tuck can last from 3-4 hours under general anesthesia.

What is the recovery time?

Recovery from abdominoplasty in NJ usually takes around 4-6 weeks.

What is the price of a tummy tuck in New Jersey?

Tummy tucks with Dr. Aydin start at $11,500. We also offer payment plans and financing options to make paying for your procedure as easy as possible.

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Delivering Quality Results Why You’ll Love the Aydin Center

  • Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Your Aesthetic Goals Are Our Goals
  • State-of-the-Art Technology

Ready to Embrace a New Silhouette?

Your path to a flatter, more toned abdomen starts by completing our 100% HIPAA-compliant e-consultation today. Once submitted, our surgical coordinator will contact you to answer any questions and provide a detailed price quote. Don't delay achieving the body you desire—fill out the e-consultation now and take the first step towards a slimmer abdomen with Dr. Aydin.

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