Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) — Boston South Shore
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as the “tummy tuck,” is most helpful for:
- people who have lost a lot of weight
- women who have had several children
- anyone who has loose fat and skin of the abdomen.
This is a surgical procedure to remove the excess fat and skin (that lower abdominal bulge, that we all hate) giving you a youthful, shapely abdomen.
“The recovery was much easier than I had anticipated. Your attention to keeping me pain free was great. I was able to recuperate comfortably. I want to thank you and your staff for a wonderful experience. I would recommend you to anyone!”SA
Drainless tummy tuck surgery
Dr. Hamori and Dr. DiEdwardo perform a “drainless” and near painless tummy tuck. This advanced surgery technique offers patients a tighter abdomen with less pain due to NO DRAINS and a long-lasting local anesthetic. In a drainless tummy tuck, your surgeon uses small quilting sutures placed between the abdominal skin and the fascial layer. The sutures are placed with progressive tension allowing more skin to be removed without the need for drainage tubes.
Dr. Hamori describes the drainless tummy tuck for The Plastic Surgery Channel.
Better healing, less scarring
Dr. Hamori and Dr. DiEdwardo stay up-to-date on surgical and non-surgical techniques and technologies in order to bring their patients the best experience, care, and outcomes. In their surgical practice they now offer the Brijjit tissue bridge — a breakthrough clip used to close surgical wounds instead of sutures. The Brijjit tissue bridge closes and supports the tummy tuck wound and eliminates the tension that leads to scarring. Ask your abdominoplasty surgeon about the enhanced healing advantage available with Brijjit. Learn more here.
Non-narcotic pain control
When used in combination with the long-lasting (3 days) numbing solution Exparel, there is very little, if any, need for narcotic pain medication postoperatively. Drainless tummy tuck patients can return to work sooner and will experience a smoother and more shapely abdomen than those undergoing the more traditional abdominal surgery that uses drains.
See also: Mommy Makeover
Understanding tummy tuck surgery
If you are considering abdominoplasty, please explore the information below prior to scheduling your surgical consultation with Dr. Hamori or Dr. DiEdwardo. This will provide you with a basic understanding of the surgery and the terminology. Feel free to take notes and bring in any questions you may have.
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- Before And After
Patient 1 - Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) with liposuction to the waist
Patient 2- Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Patient 3 - Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Patient 4 - Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Patient 5 - Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
View more Abdominoplasty photos in our Before + After Gallery.
- Testimonials / Reviews
“Thank you Dr. Hamori, You're really a special person. Once again I appreciate all of your great work and care of me. I will heal and save up time for my thighs! You are my angel—I trust you 150%. The journey continues.Warm regards, C.”
“Our thanks to all of you for your professionalism, kindness, and GREAT care during my recent surgery. All of you were fantastic in making it a worthwhile experience.Thanks! Mr. and Mrs. S.”
Thank you!! I was sitting at my desk and looked down thinking that my tummy would be sticking out again and I would need to adjust my suit jacket to cover it up. I looked down to find a flat stomach under my tucked in top!!
I had so much extra skin and a stomach that I could not lose no matter how much I exercised and dieted. I have so much more confidence due to my tummy tuck and the liposuction on my hips. I went down a size and fit into all of my clothes that were previously very snug on me. I have been trying on clothes that I would never have thought of trying on and end up walking out with a purchase of those clothes.
Working out is so much easier now as I am not carrying all of the weight in my mid-section. I am running an hour a day with ease. My back pain is almost gone and I finally don't have to sleep with a pillow under my legs to alleviate the pain in my lower back.
I can’t tell you how happy I am that I moved forward with this procedure. You and your staff were wonderful. I was there in the morning for the surgery and was in the Operating room within 30 minutes of getting there. I loved the one on one attention before the surgery and in the recovery room. The focus was on keeping me comfortable as the staff was not also caring for 5 other patients.
The recovery was much easier than I had anticipated. Your attention to keeping me pain free was great. I was able to recuperate comfortably. I want to thank you and your staff for a wonderful experience. I would recommend you to anyone!Sincerely, SA”
- Tummy Tuck Resources
For more information on abdominoplasty, please visit:
The website is a project of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and answer many common questions. Review of this site will also allow you to ask informed questions when you meet with Dr. Hamori for your surgical consultation.
- Surgical Animations
Tummy tuck surgery explained.
Are you considering a tummy tuck?
“Abdominoplasty is a big decision and we understand you have many questions. Why not get the conversation started?”Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS Christine A. DiEdwardo, MD, FACS