Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Pregnancy can cause bulging of the belly, loose skin, stretch marks, and excess fat. Significant weight loss or aging can also result in a similar conditions. Whatever the cause, these problems may be impossible to correct with diet and exercise. A “Tummy Tuck” or abdominoplasty will solve these problems. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. It also involves tightening of the abdominal muscles to flatten the belly.
Dr. Sternschein uses a procedure called a “progressive tension” tummy tuck. With this technique post operative drains are not necessary and recuperation is easier and quicker. From the moment you get out of bed in the recovery room you can walk completely upright- there is no need to walk bent over. With this technique the scars tend heal better and are less visible. Most "Tummy Tucks" are now outpatient procedures.
If you are concerned about abdominal fat deposits or loose skin that does not respond to diet and exercise, this procedure can potentially reduce or even eliminate excessive abdominal skin and fat, and flatten your abdomen.
Liposuction (Lipoplasty / Suction Lipectomy)
Now among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from areas around the thighs, knees, buttocks, waist, hips, abdomen, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), power assisted liposuction (PAL), tumescent technique and the super-wet technique, and laser liposuction are among the various techniques used to provide precise results. Dr Sternschein will recommend the best technique for you.
Liposuction is a simple outpatient procedure with minimal discomfort during recuperation. Often, a compression garment is worn for a short time after surgery. This helps to speed healing and insure smooth contours. Most patients can return to work in 5-7 days.
Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, but can eliminate those areas of fat accumulation that do not respond to diet and exercise. After years of frustration, patients are thrilled with the results of this procedure.
To make an appointment with Dr. Sternschein, please call 201-444-1188 or contact us here.