Photos are before surgery and 6 weeks after surgery. The healing process continues 6 – 12 months after surgery and the scars continue to fade.
TUMMY TUCK – PATIENT – TESTIMONIALS:
“Dr. Gaudet & staff have been great from the start! Everyone has been very patient + encouraging during my recovery. Dr. Gaudet is very caring, gentle + thorough. I’d recommend Dr. Gaudet & staff to anyone looking for a reference.”
~ Hampton, NH
“Medical care was excellent – Dr and office nurses/support staff all really excellent – supportive and so expert. I do wish there had been an overnight place as the first night was really challenging for us. Thanks so much,”
~ Portsmouth, NH
“The staff have been wonderful!
Everyone is very pleasant & welcoming. I appreciate the time Dr. Gaudet has taken with me to address my questions and concerns.”
~ Eliot, ME
“I can not say enough about how wonderful my results are and how fantastic Dr. Gaudet and his whole staff are!
I would highly recommend Dr Gaudet to everyone!”
~ Dover, NH
“A remarkable “team” that works incredibly well as a whole. Genuine, compassionate, understanding, each and every one. Dr Gaudet explains all procedures easily and carefully. I never felt rushed. When choosing a surgeon, I knew just what I wanted:
1 – To be able to speak with them when I called.
2 – Someone who didn’t mind repeating things if necessary
3 – A good sense of knowledge.
I got all of this and so much more. My heart and mind were at ease. I could not ask for more. Dr Gaudet did amazing work. It’s so nice to “feel good” about me again. He gave an amazing amount of confidence back to me. Truly a gifted surgeon.”
~ Manchester, NH
“Wonderful service – short wait time to be seen – caring staff – always willing to answer questions – easy to reach on the phone. Good outcome.”
“Extremely pleased with Dr. Gaudet and his staff in every aspect of my visits, surgery, interactions, etc. Everyone has been super! Very, very happy with my results!!”
~ Oakland, ME
“Entire office is outstanding, caring & professional.
Could not give a better recommendation.”
~ Nottingham, NH
“I love EV-ER-Y-THING about Piscataqua Plastic Surgery. I feel like we’ve all become Family. I love my facelift results. I love my tummy tuck results. I have ME back. Time to conquer the world. – And smile at Everyone.”
~ So. Berwick, ME
“Greatly appreciate the level of care and expertise for the procedure. Will recommend Dr. Gaudet for any cosmetic needs. Thank you for a job well done.”
~ Madbury, NH
“Couldn’t of ask for better care, professionalism & caring.
Would def. recommend Dr. Gaudet & his staff.
Thank you for everything 🙂 ”
~ Epping, NH
Sometimes simply dieting and exercising are not enough to take care of waistline problems. In such cases, a patient may wish to consider a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty). A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, along with the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation. This bodily enhancement procedure is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter stomach. It is also helpful in remedying the vertical separation of abdomen muscles known as diastasis, which can occur following pregnancy.
Reasons for Considering an Abdominoplasty:
- Inability of dieting and exercise to improve the abdomen area.
- Excessive accumulation of skin following weight loss.
- Loss of skin elasticity or diastases (loose abdomen muscles) due to pregnancy.
- The removal of unsightly skin and fat deposits as well as the proper alignment of the abdomen muscles to produce a more flattering look.
Abdominoplasty surgery lasts anywhere from one to five hours, depending on the desired look and the patient’s unique physiology. To begin the procedure, an incision is made just above the pubic bone area. This incision goes horizontally across the lower abdomen and sometimes around to the back. The skin is then stretched away from the muscle tissue, and excess skin is removed. The abdomen muscle tissue is tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline. Finally, the incision is closed; and the skin is stitched back into place. Sometimes the procedure requires an additional incision around the navel in order to provide the best results.
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort. Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure. The stitches will be removed shortly after the surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved. Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks. It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration. With proper diet and exercise the striking results of the surgery will be long lasting.