Lipoabdominoplasty: the Parker Tummy Tuck
The goal of a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is to flatten and surgically rejuvenate \ the abdomen. When liposuction is used significantly in combination with a traditional abdominoplasty, it is called lipoabdominoplasty.
Dr. Parker learned the technique of lipoabdominoplasty from international colleagues of his several years ago. He has used it extensively with his patients since then with wonderful, transforming results. He has made several improvements to this technique, and his unique approach to abdominal rejuvenation has been called the “Parker Tummy Tuck.” It is currently Dr. Parker’s procedure of choice for patients seeking a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.
Advantages of the Parker Tummy Tuck
Advantages of the Parker Tummy Tuck include:
- Improved abdominal shape due to aggressive liposuction.
- Lower rate of postoperative complications such as seroma.
- Less likelihood of permanent postoperative numbness.
- More security for smokers and post weight loss patients.
- A shorter, less noticeable scar in many patients.
- Quicker postoperative recovery with less swelling, bruising and pain.
The Parker Tummy Tuck may be combined with other procedures such as liposuction of hips, back and extremities, body lifts, or as part of a mommy makeover. It should be delayed if future pregnancies are planned. Although pregnancy can proceed normally after surgery, the benefits of the procedure may be lost.
New Jersey Tummy Tuck Surgery & Recovery
The Parker Tummy Tuck is performed under general anesthesia and take 2½ to 3½ hours, depending on the size of the patient. These patients are monitored overnight in our facility by a registered nurse. An abdominal binder is applied shortly after surgery and worn for approximately one week. Patients are up and walking the night of surgery, thanks to our Rapid Recovery Program. We will be sure to discuss this customized protocol of medication, anesthesia techniques, and post-operative massage at your personal consultation.
The Parker Tummy Tuck should be delayed if future pregnancies are planned. Although pregnancy can proceed normally after surgery, the benefits of the procedure may be lost.