Tummy Tuck Syracuse

“Tucking is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and underlying fat from the middle and lower abdomen. It can also improve the appearance of a protruding abdomen.”

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

During a traditional tummy tuck in Syracuse, stretched muscles are tightened with sutures, and excess skin is removed. Using the combination of pUAL and simple skin removal, traditional tummy tuck surgery is much less common, even if you have lost a significant amount of weight.

For most patients, treatment will normally be accomplished in an outpatient surgery center.

While liposuction and full tummy-tuck procedures can be combined, the risks of surgery may be greater than if either surgery is performed alone. Abdominoplasty does produce a permanent scar, which can extend from hip to hip.

Some patients with a protruding abdomen do not require abdominoplasty. If your abdomen protrudes, but you do not have significant excess skin, you may benefit from liposuction only. Be sure you understand the relative advantages and disadvantages of both procedures as you make your decision.

Tummy Tuck – Options

There are three basic versions of tummy tuck surgery:

  • Traditional Tuck
  • Limited Tuck
  • Tuck w/Lipo

Treatment recommendations are based on your examination & personal preferences.

Traditional & Limited Tummy Tuck

The incision for either surgery will vary according to your specific needs. The most common incision reaches from hip to hip at the level of your pubic bone. Not all clothing will conceal this incision. A second incision is made around your navel. Your skin and fat layer are lifted from the muscle layer of your tummy wall.

In traditional tummy tuck surgery, the surgery extends up to your rib cage, while in a limited tuck, the surgery extends just above your navel. This is the difference between traditional and limited tummy tuck surgery.

To flatten your stomach, your tummy wall muscles are “tightened” with stitches. The excess skin is then removed.


Except for the full tummy tuck, surgery is most often performed as an outpatient procedure, usually under general anesthesia. Full abdominoplasty usually requires at least an overnight stay.

If you live more than 20-30 minutes from Syracuse, you should consider spending the night of surgery at a local hotel. Should you experience a possible surgical complication, I do not want distance to prevent you from being evaluated. Following anesthesia, some patients may become nauseated. Traveling longer distances may increase your risk of becoming carsick.


“I suppose the best compliment you can give a surgeon is referrals and returning for more. I had a few procedures eight years ago and will visit again this year. I travel from the South to see Dr. Branson. He is always learning new technology and techniques and I believe is a leader in esthetic surgical renewal (ahead of his time) My colleagues in Los Angeles (botoxed stiff) could only say how well rested I looked and that my skin was radiant. They had no clue of all that was done. And that’s just what I wanted. Can’t say enough great things about Dr. Branson‘s work.”

Limiting Risk

Due to the large area that must heal, you need to limit your physical activity. You can think of healing as allowing the glue to set: It takes time. While we try to aid nature, there is nothing we can do to speed up the healing process.


For comfort and support, you will be given an elastic abdominal binder. While you can wear your binder 24 hours daily, you should wear the binder whenever you are up. After the first several days, the binder is no longer required, but most patients continue wearing the binder as a matter of comfort.

Before and After Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Before and After


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The Cost of a Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty surgery varies in price based on the details of the surgery for each patient. The techniques used, the total surgery time and the amount of tissue removed all impact tummy tuck costs.

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With the help of Dr. Denis F. Branson, you can achieve a tighter tummy with a tummy tuck in Syracuse. Request Your Consultation Today!

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