Tummy Tuck

Reduce fat & excess skin for a toned abdomen

Tummy Tuck

Reduce fat & excess skin for a toned abdomen


A “tummy tuck”, or Abdominoplasty, is a popular surgical procedure that reshapes and tightens the abdominal region, transforming your physique with a firmer, flatter stomach and a slimmer midsection. During an Abdominoplasty, the excess abdominal skin is removed, along with underlying fat, and the muscle wall is strengthened.¹ In addition, a tummy tuck often includes liposuction of the flanks and lower back. This reduces stubborn bulges, such as love handles or bra bulges, and results in a tighter waistline and a more sculpted back.

Tummy tucks are ideal for healthy men or women who feel insecure about a protruding midsection or loose/sagging abdominal skin resulting from significant weight fluctuation, pregnancy, surgery, genetics, or aging. The best way to determine if Abdominoplasty is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark X. Lowney, the premier cosmetic surgeon for tummy tucks in Massachusetts. Learn more by contacting Advanced Body Sculpting of New England online or by calling (877) 577-5476.


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    Before and Afters

    Tummy tuck before and after pictures demonstrate the dramatically slimmer, flatter abdominal profile that is possible with an Abdominoplasty performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. As with any cosmetic procedure, results may vary. However, the people depicted in these abdominoplasties before and after images are real patients of Dr. Lowney and demonstrate real results following their surgery.*

    *results may vary

    What Is Vaser Etching?

    Looking for new ways to achieve the coveted “six-pack” look after your tummy tuck? Vaser Etching is one of the safest and most effective ways to carve out ab definition. It involves lasers to remove fat cells from a patient’s body. It is an excellent choice for people who want to achieve remarkable results without getting traditional liposuction.

    How Does Vaser Etching Work?

    This innovative cosmetic treatment uses laser technology to help you get the toned, sculpted abdomen you have always wanted. Treatment consists of three sessions, each lasting about 45 minutes. In some cases, patients may use liposuction with Vaser Etching to further sculpt their bodies and improve their contours.

    Why Should I Etch My Abs?

    There are many benefits to etching the abs with Vaser:

    When you undergo Vaser Etching with us, we will ensure that you are receiving the best care possible. Your results will last as long as you continue to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

    Does Vaser Etching Hurt?

    Before beginning Vaser Etching, your specialist will administer anesthesia to ensure you do not feel pain during the procedure. Depending on your circumstances, they may also prescribe pain medications for post-operative discomfort and swelling.

    Some patients experience some post-treatment bruising and discomfort after the anesthesia wears off. But rest assured, these effects are temporary and go away in a few days.

    Are Abdominal Etching Results Permanent?

    Vaser Etching delivers long-lasting results. It is an outpatient procedure that requires only local anesthesia to numb the area. You can expect to see improvement after about an hour. Patients have reported enjoying attractive midsections for five years or longer.

    Try this procedure if you have tried extreme dieting and daily exercise without making progress in toning up the abdominal region. This technique stands out from traditional liposuction in that it fine-tunes certain areas of the body in greater detail. Patients can finally achieve sexy washboard abs with the help of this revolutionary solution.

    Am I a Suitable Candidate for Vaser Etching?

    If you already have some ab definition but want to take it up a notch or two, Vaser may help you achieve that ripped, chiseled appearance. Abdominal etching is safe for adult patients of all ages and body types as long as you are healthy enough for it. You should be in decent shape and have a BMI of around 18.

    Not sure whether you are a suitable candidate? Book a no-obligation consultation with us to find out!

    How Do I Ensure the Best Abdominal Etching Results?

    Provider skill goes a long way to ensure the best results when it comes to abdominal etching. When searching for the right provider, review before and after images and keep an eye out for plenty of happy client testimonials. Dr. Mark X. Lowney has years of experience working with Vaser to give women dramatic abdominal definition after their tummy tucks.

    For your Abdominoplasty, Dr. Lowney will customize the procedure to provide you with the best results possible. The surgery begins with an incision made in the bikini line. The abdominal skin is pulled down and inward. Underlying fatty tissue is removed and excess skin is trimmed away.  In addition, Dr. Lowney may perform tumescent liposuction of the flanks and lower back using a minimally invasive approach. The weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and tightened. If necessary, another incision around the navel is made to reposition the belly button and remove excess skin of the upper abdomen.  To finish the surgery, Dr. Lowney skillfully re-drapes the skin and closes the incision with several layers of absorbable suture.

    Dr. Lowney also offers a unique procedure called the “Mini Tummy Tuck,” also known as a lipoabdominoplasty or Avelar Tummy Tuck. This procedure is ideal for patients with a low “pooch” of loose skin below the belly button. During a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Lowney uses a small amount of liposuction to remove excess fat under the “pooch,” and then removes the excess skin that makes up the “pooch.” With this procedure, there is no need to suture the muscle wall or re-create the belly button.

    During your consultation, Dr. Lowney will explain the differences between a traditional tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck and determine which procedure is most appropriate for your individual situation and personal aesthetic goals.

    Dr. Lowney’s ultimate objective is your safety and satisfaction, which includes an improved, natural appearance without any obvious signs of surgery. Whether you want to wear a bikini in confidence or show off your new belly button, Dr. Lowney is dedicated to helping you along that journey.

    Prior to a patient’s surgery from Advanced Body Sculpting of New England, Dr. Lowney performs a careful history and physical exam to ensure that the patient is an appropriate candidate. A comprehensive lab panel is also reviewed.

    On the day of the pre-operative visit, the informed consent, pre-operative and post-operative instructions are meticulously reviewed and the patient is fitted with a compression garment.

    Immediately prior to the procedure, Dr. Lowney carefully marks the amount of skin that is to be removed and the areas of fat to receive liposuction. The surgery is performed in an outpatient setting at Advanced Body Sculpting of New England, an AAAHC-accredited office-based surgery center in Fall River, Massachusetts. The surgery usually takes approximately 3 to 5 hours, depending on the amount of excess skin and fat to be removed and the laxity of the abdominal muscles. A drain is usually placed under the skin during the surgery and is removed in 2 to 7 days.

    All tummy tucks are performed under intravenous conscious sedation and tumescent local anesthesia, which is administered by a Board Certified Nurse Anesthetist. This advanced technique provides the patient with a painless procedure while avoiding the need of general anesthesia wherein the patient is put to sleep during the surgery.

    Recovery time is usually 7 to 10 days based on the specific procedure performed. The patient must also wear a compression garment for 6 to 8 weeks following the surgery. The compression garment helps prevent fluid buildup and supports the abdomen during the healing process. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 6 weeks following the procedure. While most patients see results immediately, it can take several months for the swelling to reside before you will see the full effect of your tummy tuck.*

    Tummy tucks are not for everyone. During your consultation, Dr. Lowney will help you determine if this procedure is right for you. Characteristics of the ideal candidate include

    • Healthy Women and Men with BMI <32
    • Ages 25 to 65
    • Non-smokers
    • Generally in good health
    • Desire a flatter stomach, stronger abdominal muscles and sculpted waistline

    The average cost of a tummy tuck at Advanced Body Sculpting of New England is about $9000. A Mini tummy tuck begins at $7500. Your specific quote will depend on a variety of factors, including the extent of liposuction and skin removal required.

    When comparing prices of different cosmetic surgery centers or cosmetic surgeons in Massachusetts, it is important to know that the total cost of your surgery from Advanced Body Sculpting of New England includes the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia costs and the facility fee for the operating room. Some surgery centers bundle the price of the procedure into one total fee and others may only quote you their surgeon’s fee so their Abdominoplasty prices seem less.

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