Tummy Tuck in DuBois, PA

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What Is A Tummy Tuck?

Loose skin and excess fat along the abdomen can be frustrating despite efforts to lose it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the most popular reasons why someone may not be able to attain a tighter and slimmer abdomen. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic enhancement that redefines the stomach area, helping patients achieve amazing results. Dr. Algie LaBrasca performs tummy tuck surgery that is based on the condition of the abdomen. This cosmetic treatment at LaBrasca Plastic Surgery allows individuals the chance to have a new, youthful shape and more confidence. Learn more about how a tummy tuck can remove excess fat and skin while also tightening the abdominal muscles by scheduling a consultation at either our Brookville or DuBois, PA location today.

How Is the Tummy Tuck Performed?

The tummy tuck is typically performed using general anesthesia. There are various techniques that come into consideration when the surgery is performed by Dr. LaBrasca, depending on your specific goals. The incision shape is determined based on the amount of excess skin. If you have extensive sagging and loose skin, you might benefit best from a full tummy tuck, which places the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just above the pubic line. However, if you are concerned with minimal skin wrinkling, you may be a better candidate for a mini tummy tuck. This way, you still benefit from a tummy tuck but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all tummy tuck procedures at LaBrasca Plastic Surgery involve the removal of sagging skin and fat removal. Dr. LaBrasca will work with you to make sure your treatment plan will help you achieve the look you desire.

What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a great surgical procedure for patients who want to get rid of abdominal fat, reach a more sculpted shape, and match their shape to their fitness levels. This surgery, when performed at LaBrasca Plastic Surgery, comes with a few of the following benefits:

  • Can improve hernia results and urinary incontinence
  • Improves posture, stability, and flexibility
  • Strengthens the entire core
  • Helps individuals to reach a healthy weight
  • May relieve back discomfort
  • Strengthens the muscles in the abdomen
  • Provides a trimmer look
  • Removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen

Am I A Candidate for A Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty can be offered to both women and men. If you have loose or wrinkly skin in addition to excess fat in the stomach, this surgical treatment can help create a tighter and slimmer silhouette. Dr. LaBrasca advises you to be at a normal weight prior to surgery. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure — it addresses loose skin. Liposuction is usually implemented during the procedure to reduce fat. If your tummy section has healthy skin tautness, but you are still unhappy with how your tummy looks and feels even though you have worked to lose weight, you could consider liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past childbearing to ensure the surgical outcomes are not affected.

What Should I Expect After A Tummy Tuck?

When abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to assist with swelling. Walking upright will be difficult for a while, so you should rest for a couple of days. Standing and moving becomes easier once the muscles relax and the incision heals. You can generally resume a regular routine for around two weeks. Exercise can resume around the two-month mark or when Dr. LaBrasca clears you. The midsection will feel sore and tight, but you will look and feel normal again after recovering.

Dr. LaBrasca and his staff are phenomenal. I had a tummy tuck, liposuction & a breast lift and couldn't be happier. I traveled over 4 hrs just to have Dr. LaBrasca do my surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.

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It was the best decision I ever made for myself - I had a tummy tuck with lipo and lipo to the flanks 8 weeks ago with Dr. Labrasca. It was the best decision I ever made for myself! Dr. Labrasca and his staff were phenomenal from the consultation through post op appointments. The 3.5 hour drive was worth it!Updated on 4 Aug 2022:Posting a morning of/before surgery and 8 weeks post op. photos as requested. My scar is doing great, I am using scar strips and Biotin oil. I started exercising and get a little swollen after, but all normal. The numbness is starting to subside in areas and some pulling sensation. My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner!Updated on 14 Aug 2022:Posting pictures of my scar & belly button upon request. I am 9 weeks post op. from tummy tuck & lipo. I am very happy with how my scar & belly button look on my belly! Dr. Labrasca is known for his belly buttons..lol.Updated on 17 Aug 2022:Wanted to post pics of my journey at 10 weeks post op. I could not be happier with my progress. I do feel some pulling still when stretching and yoga. My incision/scars are continuing to heal with alternating scar strips & Biotin oil. I have even been wearing a 2 piece swimsuit for the first time in over 30 years! Life is good! Thank you Dr Labrasca!Updated on 28 Aug 2022:I've noticed a bit of swelling after working out and moving more lately. It does go away. I still apply Arnica gel on it and drink Arnica tea occasionally to help. I contine with alternating scar strips and Biotin oil. Still amazed and happy with how my belly looks! I'll compile a list of items that helped me during the recovery and post it soon.Updated on 5 Sep 2022:I am 12 weeks post op. now. I feel great! The swelling is off and on, mainly after working out or moving a lot throughout the day. It does subside though. It's been surreal wearing a two piece bathing suit this summer. At more importantly feeling confident doing so. I wanted to post some items that were really helpful during my recovery, especially in the first few weeks. 1. An extra binder; washing the first one.2. Antibacterial cloths, for washing since a shower and bath are not an option in the beginning. 3. Nightgowns that open in the front, this makes it much easier for the drains and loose for comfort. 4. A recliner. I slept in this for about a month. 5. Arnica gel & Arnica tea, good for bruising and swelling.7. Biotin oil & scar strips, after 6 weeks and when my surgeon approved. These were the most useful items for me.Updated on 7 Sep 2022:Just a couple of pics at 13 weeks post op. Getting back some feeling, numbness is wearing off in some areas. I am pleased with my healing process. Hope I can help someone. I know before my surgery this site was useful!

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Dr LaBrasca Makes Me 10 Years Younger! - Turning 41 after my third baby, I knew my face had changed a bit. My eyes seemed down turned and puffy. I looked tired all the time. I have two different Friends that had their “eyes done” by Dr LaBrasca. They all look really good and refreshed and definitely younger than their years. This winter I received unbelievably AMAZING results from a tummy tuck and breast reduction from Dr LaBrasca (please search for my review! The pictures are unreal) I decided to finally go for the upper eye lift and I am so happy I did! It seems most women wait till their in theirs late 50’s -60’s to get this procedure but I would HIGHLY recommend having this procedure in your 40’s. It really turns back time. I wake up and look rested. No longer puffy and squinting in pictures. It is a real game changer and confidence booster. Please have a look at my before and after pictures to see what I’m talking about. I have three young children, I no longer get all dolled up every day to go to drop off and the park :) I now feel great just wearing a pony tail and some moisturizer before I leave the house. The procedure was done in his office with out anesthesia. The bruising was less than a week with some dark under eye circles. Not bad at all! Two weeks later I was completely recovered. Dr LaBrasca is SO KIND! His whole staff is so very gracious and warm. They are simply great people. I flew in for my procedure from Boston and stayed overnight. A week later my whole Family drove back so I could have my stitches out and take a little family vacation there because we simply love DuBois Pa! Please message me for any more information or pictures!

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My name is Maria I am from Odessa Texas I traveled over 1,600 miles to get my Tummy tuck done by Dr. Labrasca I got liposuction on arms, inner thighs , chin and other areas.Dr. Labrasca and his staff are absolutely wonderful! Excellent service, clean environment very professional staff. I highly recommended him! He did an exceptional job! I’m super happy with my new body my stomach and my incision look so good. I have a new beautiful belly button! “I would always joke with my friends please pray for me so I can come out looking like Barbie and Not like Barney hahaha!!!”THANK YOU DR. LABRASCA I feel like a Barbie!

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Tighten and Tone with A Tummy Tuck

Many life factors can result in a stretched-out abdominal area that creates hanging and wrinkled skin — pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging. We understand it can be annoying and frustrating to live in a body you're not fully comfortable with. A tummy tuck is usually the primary way to overcome this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, regardless of the severity, cosmetic surgery by Dr. LaBrasca can help you get the look you want. Please contact LaBrasca Plastic Surgery in Brookville or DuBois, PA for more information.

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How much does a tummy tuck cost?

During your consultation, Dr. LaBrasca will create your unique surgical plan to reach your specific concerns and goals before discussing costs. He will be better able to estimate your costs as soon as the type of abdominoplasty is decided, which technique will be used, what anesthesia you will need, and other factors. To ensure you get beautiful results, LaBrasca Plastic Surgery helps to make your tummy tuck easy to afford by accepting many payment methods and giving you information on low-interest medical financing.

What type of tummy tuck should I get?

You will probably get one of the three main types of abdominoplasty: full, mini, and extended. During your consultation, Dr. LaBrasca will listen to your needs and goals before examining your stomach. Then, he can better decide which tummy tuck will produce your best results. A full tummy tuck is better if you would like to correct issues in both the lower and upper abdomen, while a mini tummy tuck is better if you only have concerns below your belly button, such as a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck can improve the stomach, upper thighs, and hips.

What will my scars look like?

Incisions for your abdominoplasty will vary based on which technique is being used. For all tummy tucks, Dr. LaBrasca makes the smallest, thinnest incisions possible to minimize scarring. He also makes incisions in less visible areas (through the belly button or in the public region) so they may be hidden by a swimsuit or underwear. After your surgery, it is essential to adhere to your scar management instructions so your incisions heal flat and blend into your natural skin.

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?

Although you can still get pregnant following a tummy tuck, it will likely alter your results. Dr. LaBrasca recommends that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before considering a tummy tuck. If you do become pregnant after your tummy tuck, another surgery may be done to refresh your stomach.

Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?

Many patients add another surgery with an abdominoplasty to see more dramatic results. At your initial consultation with Dr. LaBrasca, talk to him about your desires so a unique treatment plan may be developed that matches your goals. You may combine abdominoplasty with a thighplasty for a lower body lift or several areas for body contouring. If you are trying to rejuvenate your whole body after having children or losing a lot of weight, you may be a candidate for a mommy makeover or after weight loss surgery.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.