Skip to main content

Call Today (732) 410-4789

Tummy Tuck

in Colts Neck, New Jersey

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Pregnancy, weight loss, and the natural effects of aging can dramatically affect how your abdomen looks and feels. Fortunately, tummy tuck surgery can rejuvenate your figure by tightening weakened muscles and loose skin while eliminating stubborn fat. Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is designed to tighten your core and restore youthful body contours to help you look and feel your best with a slimmer and smoother silhouette.

“I want you to know that you guys are the best. Your professionalism and compassion made may surgery a lot easier. Dr. T, your hands are magic gifts and I’m so thankful.”


What Do You Desire?

Tighter Midsection

Some of the most rewarding life events can take a toll on the body. After pregnancy or massive weight loss, your abdominal skin can become noticeably looser. Efforts to correct skin laxity using traditional at-home methods are often fruitless, which can be discouraging for new mothers and those who strove to lose weight. Patients who choose to undergo tummy tuck surgery enjoy tighter skin, a more slender figure, and restored self-confidence.

Stronger Core

When the rectus muscles experience excessive pressure, whether due to pregnancy or sizable weight gain, a condition called diastasis recti can develop. Diastasis recti is a separation or weakening of the abdominal muscles, and it can only be corrected with surgery. Exercise may help strengthen the abdomen to an extent, but the damage done cannot be repaired with at-home methods. A full tummy tuck repairs these muscles to create a stronger core and improve the appearance of a bulging belly.

Slimmer Contours

Hormonal changes and weight fluctuations can cause the body to accumulate fat deposits in and around the midsection. Stubborn fat that resists even the most dedicated diet and exercise regimens can be frustrating. A tummy tuck removes troublesome fatty tissue via excision and liposuction, sculpting and contouring the area and revealing the more youthful, svelte figure underneath.

What Is Discussed During Your Tummy Tuck Consultation?

Everyone’s body is different, so every tummy tuck surgery is tailored to the patient’s unique shape and cosmetic goals. During your initial tummy tuck consultation, Dr. Thompson will review your health history and expectations of the procedure. After determining which tummy tuck option is the most appropriate for your case, he will devise a customized tummy tuck plan to address your concerns and give you the gorgeous silhouette you desire.

Schedule A Consultation

What Are My Tummy Tuck Options in Colts Neck?

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck corrects abdominal skin laxity and damage to the rectus muscles. An incision is created just above the pubic area and extends out to the hips. To address skin laxity above the belly button, your surgeon may create an incision around it. Skin and fatty tissue are separated from the abdominal wall, and the weakened muscles are tightened. Excess skin is excised, and the remaining tissues are repositioned.


Liposuction is a fat removal procedure that can be used to treat hard-to-reach areas that have collected pockets of stubborn fat. Dr. Thompson combines circumferential liposuction with tummy tuck surgery to improve the contour of the entire trunk area, including the back, and produce optimal results for the entire silhouette.


Tummy tuck surgery can be performed in conjunction with other surgical techniques to achieve the best body contouring results. Some of the procedures you may choose to combine with a tummy tuck include:

A non-invasive or minimally invasive body contouring procedure can be added after a tummy tuck to further improve the contours of the abdomen or body.

Natural Results Aimed at Transforming Your Body

Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tuck Surgery

Am I a candidate for tummy tuck surgery?

Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery must maintain a stable weight, have realistic expectations of the procedure, and not use tobacco products. The results of tummy tuck surgery can be compromised by drastic weight fluctuations as well as subsequent pregnancies, so patients who are planning to become pregnant or lose a significant amount of weight may want to postpone their procedure.

How painful is a tummy tuck?

Patients should experience no pain during the operation itself due to the use of general anesthesia. Patients should expect mild to moderate pain and discomfort during the first two to four days of recovery due to swelling and inflammation. These symptoms may be alleviated through the use of prescription or over-the-counter pain medication.

What can I expect during recovery after my tummy tuck surgery?

Every patient will experience a different recovery based on the extent of correction required and surgical techniques used for their procedure. It is recommended that tummy tuck patients wear a compression garment during recovery (as well as before surgery) to minimize swelling and help the body become accustomed to its new shape. Drainage tubes will be inserted temporarily to collect excess fluid near the treatment site, and these are typically removed in one week. Patients are advised to take short, leisurely walks as soon as possible after surgery to promote circulation and prevent blood clots. Most tummy tuck patients return to work after about two weeks, but full recovery takes four to six weeks.

What procedures combine well with a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck will often include a liposuction treatment of the surrounding areas. A body lift may also be combined with a tummy tuck to address broader abdominal concerns.

A tummy tuck may be part of a Mommy Makeover, a personalized procedure that usually focuses on the abdomen and breasts. This technique usually involves a breast augmentation with or without a breast lift.

Tummy tuck surgery can also be followed by non-invasive contouring treatments, such as cellulite reduction, CoolSculpting® body contouring, and CoolTone®. Surgical and non-surgical procedures cannot be performed simultaneously, and you will need to return for your additional once you have healed from your tummy tuck.

Will I have scarring following my tummy tuck procedure?

All surgery comes with a risk of scarring, but Dr. Thompson is careful to place all tummy tuck incisions in discreet locations that are easily concealed with clothing and undergarments. Scars tend to fade with time as well so that they blend into the surrounding skin. Using scar treatment creams like bioCorneum® can also help improve the appearance of scars.

What are the risks of a tummy tuck?

As with all surgical procedures, there is some level of unavoidable risk associated with a tummy tuck. These risks may include some of the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Excessive scarring
  • Poor body contouring
  • Allergic reactions to anesthesia
  • Skin discoloration
  • Nerve damage and persistent pain

Will tummy tuck surgery help me lose weight?

A tummy tuck is not meant to be a weight loss solution, but it can remove pockets of stubborn fat to produce a fitter appearance. By providing comprehensive correction to the entire midsection, tummy tuck surgery creates a slimmer, more attractive physique.

We Want to Hear From You!

Our aesthetic professionals are eager to answer any questions you may have and help you schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Thompson. We strive to make your body enhancement journey as relaxed and comfortable as possible.

Schedule A Consultation

“As always Dr. Thompson and the staff are awesome. They have answers to all your questions and make you feel at home, lets not forget the fact that no matter what you get done you will be happy with the results.”

Lillian L. (Patient since 2019)

Contact Us For A Consultation

Don’t wait any longer to look and feel your best.

Dr. Thompson will work with you to design your personalized aesthetic goals. Call 732-410-4789 today to schedule your consultation or fill out the form below.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Thompson Center for Plastic Surgery

5 Professional Circle, Suite 107
Colts Neck, New Jersey 07722

Tel: (732) 410-4789

Get Directions