Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck in Connecticut

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and diet. However, these methods do not always help us to achieve our goals, especially after factoring in age, significant weight fluctuations, or pregnancy. Tummy tucks can help restore your abdominal contour and tone, enhance your appearance, and encourage self-confidence.

You deserve natural-looking results that enhance and rejuvenate your beauty from a provider who listens to and understands your concerns and anticipated outcomes. With over 30 years of unmatched experience and a desire to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals, Dr. Wilfred Brown consistently delivers high-quality results, making him your choice as one of the best tummy tuck surgeons in Connecticut.

Want to revitalize your figure with help from one of the best tummy tuck surgeons in Connecticut? Contact Brown Plastic Surgery at (203) 758-2564 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! We are located in Middlebury and serve aesthetic plastic surgery patients throughout Connecticut.

What Can a Tummy Tuck Accomplish?

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to flatten the abdomen by removing loose, excess fat and skin, and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. It can also remove stretch marks in the lower abdomen. Tummy tucks are popular procedures following pregnancy, massive weight loss, or whenever weak muscles create a sagging abdomen that impairs body contours

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of these are pregnancy, aging, significant fluctuations in weight, heredity, and prior surgery.

During your tummy tuck, Dr. Brown will remove loose abdominal skin, tighten abdominal muscles, and reposition the belly button to a more youthful position. Liposuction of the abdomen and flanks is often performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck to provide optimal results.

There are different types of tummy tuck surgery:

Tummy tucks help to improve the appearance of the abdomen by addressing:

While a tummy tuck is not a suitable substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program, it can complement your healthy lifestyle choices. Weight fluctuations may diminish the positive outcome of your tummy tuck, so individuals planning substantial weight loss or future pregnancies should postpone plans for a tummy tuck.

Wilford Brown, MD

Reputation. Experience. Integrity.

Dr. Wilfred Brown is dual-Board certified plastic surgeon with over thirty years of experience in general and plastic surgery. Dr. Brown combines his rigorous surgical training with his artistic capability to create beautifully natural results for his patients.

What Are the Benefits of Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks can help you achieve your ideal figure, allowing you to look and feel your best. For patients who are at or near their ideal body weight, a tummy tuck can slim down the abdomen, enhancing overall body contours. After you have achieved your goal weight, tummy tucks can address and improve:

  • Exercise-resistant flab, stretch marks, or excess skin 
  • Abdominal shape affected by pregnancy or weight loss
  • A disproportioned body contour
  • Appearance in clothing and swimwear

Am I A Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Typically, tummy tuck candidates are patients in reasonably good mental and physical health and looking to enhance the appearance of their truncal region.

Dr. Brown recommends Connecticut tummy tuck candidates should:

  • Be close to their ideal weight
  • Be finished with childbearing 
  • Not smoke or be willing to quit prior to surgery
  • Have realistic expectations 
  • Be prepared to follow instructions closely

Choosing Dr. Brown as Your Tummy Tuck Surgeon

Dual board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wilfred Brown believes in the ability to change his patients’ lives by enhancing their personal aesthetic. With over 30 years of experience in general and plastic surgery, Dr. Brown specializes in surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Brown chose plastic surgery as it allows him to use his surgical skills and incorporate his instinctive artistic abilities to create beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients. 

For Dr. Brown, aesthetic plastic surgery truly is about helping patients regain confidence and feel better about themselves, emotionally and physically. To Dr. Brown, patient education is essential and allows him to establish a rapport with his patients that helps him to understand their concerns now and for future procedures. Through this style of open communication, Dr. Brown provides a patient experience that consistently exceeds expectations, making him one of the best tummy tuck surgeons in Connecticut.

How Soon Will I See My Tummy Tuck Results?

before and after tummy tuck front view of female patient

Recovery time from your tummy tuck is approximately 4-6 weeks. You may need assistance with routine tasks or taking care of small children in the early post-operative phase.

You notice an immediate improvement to the appearance of your figure; however, your true results may also be temporarily obscured by swelling. In the weeks following your tummy tuck, swelling will decrease, and your new contours will become more visible. 

Following your tummy tuck, you will experience long-lasting results by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight. 

Schedule Your Connecticut Tummy Tuck Consultation Today!

Get ready to love your new contours with one of the best tummy tucks in Connecticut! At Brown Plastic Surgery, you’ll enjoy the confidence boost that comes from restoring the YOU you remember or discovering the YOU you imagine.

Partner with one of Connecticut’s best tummy tuck surgeons. Contact Brown Plastic Surgery at (203) 758-2564 or complete our online form to schedule your tummy tuck consultation today.

Connecticut Tummy Tuck FAQs

Tummy tuck costs in Connecticut are determined by your individual needs. Following your consultation, you will be provided with an estimate of surgical fees for tummy tuck surgery.

Complete tummy tuck recovery time is approximately 4-6 weeks. Typically, most patients are feeling better within 2 weeks and may return to light duty work at that time. For more physically-demanding jobs, patients must avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks. 

Following a tummy tuck, patients are required to wear a binder or compression garment full time for at least 4-6 weeks. These garments help to minimize swelling and help the body readjust to its new contours.

Light aerobic exercise is encouraged after surgery and can be progressed to more active exercise as tolerated. Heavy lifting or straining of the abdominal muscles must be avoided for 6 weeks.

Typically, a tummy tuck takes approximately 3 hours. However, the length of your tummy tuck will be determined by your procedural plan and specific needs. During your consultation, Dr. Brown will estimate the anticipated duration of your surgery.

Tummy tucks are not weight-loss procedures and will not result in dramatic weight loss. Instead, tummy tucks are body contouring procedures that sculpt the abdominal area, which can enhance the overall appearance of your figure.

Yes, you can have a tummy tuck as part of your mommy makeover. Other common procedures include liposuction, breast lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction, and a breast lift with augmentation.

You may feel improvements to your figure right after your tummy tuck, but side effects, such as swelling and bruising, may keep the full extent of your results from being visible. These side effects significantly subside 4 to 6 weeks after your surgery, after which you may see your newly toned abdominal profile.

Depending upon the nature of your work, you may need to take 1 to 2 weeks off work. Most patients can resume light activities a week after their tummy tuck; however, others may need a few more days. During your follow-up visits, Dr. Brown will advise you on how soon you can return to work.

Tummy tuck is performed with the use of anesthesia, so you should not feel any discomfort during the procedure itself. Once your anesthesia wears off, you might feel mild to moderate soreness around the treatment site. In addition to prescribing pain-relieving medications, Dr. Brown and our team also provide you with post-operative instructions to alleviate potential discomfort. Similar to other post-surgical side effects, soreness also subsides a couple of weeks after your surgery.

Typically, you may shower 48 hours after your tummy tuck. This waiting period allows your surgical wounds to begin to heal, which prevents risks of complications when you are exposed to water. 

While you can stand under running water typically 2 days after your tummy tuck, submerging yourself in water soon after your surgery may increase your risks for complications. It takes typically 6 to 8 weeks of recovery before you can swim. After consulting with Dr. Brown, you may learn how soon you can swim after your surgery. 

Since your body needs some time to heal after giving birth, it is recommended that you wait at least 6 months after childbirth before moving forward with a tummy tuck. However, as each body is different, healing and waiting periods vary among new mothers. After a personalized consultation, Dr. Brown can help you determine whether you can immediately get a tummy tuck or if you need to wait a while to restore your pre-pregnancy figure.

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that requires incisions, which may leave scars on your lower abdomen. These post-surgical scars are easily hidden by your underwear or bathing suit. However, getting your tummy tuck performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon minimizes the significance of post-surgical scarring. In addition to using his expertise during your tummy tuck, Dr. Brown also provides you with aftercare instructions to help you reduce the appearance of scars following your surgery.