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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    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


    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 for 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 a sculpted waistline


    Dr. Lowney also offers a unique procedure called the “Mini Tummy Tuck,” also known as a lipo abdominoplasty 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 a 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 confidently or show off your new belly button, Dr. Lowney is dedicated to helping you along that journey.


    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.

    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.


    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.


    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. As always, results will vary.*


    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!


    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. As with all cosmetic treatments, results may vary per person.*


    If you want to experience a tummy tuck or Vaser etching, Dr. Mark Lowney is your surgeon. Dr. Lowney is known for his success in achieving safe, dramatic tummy tucks and abdominal etching with Vaser in the Fall River, MA, area. Call us now at (877) 577-5476 or contact us online to schedule your appointment and discover how we can help transform your midsection.

    Tummy tuck surgery can cause pain for up to a week afterward. The amount of pain depends on the exact type of tummy tuck procedure you have. The mini tummy tuck presents the least pain, while an extended tummy tuck is the most painful. Tummy tuck pain is manageable with pain medication.

    BMIs less than 30 are ideal for tummy tuck procedures. However, you can still have the surgery if you are larger than a BMI of 30 and still have good results.

    Most patients lose between 2 to 3 pants sizes after a tummy tuck procedure. There are people who can lose more. If you had lots of excess skin beforehand, you could possibly lose 4 more pants sizes. As always, results will vary per person.*

    Most people feel comfortable wearing jeans about 3 to 4 weeks after the surgery. This gives time for the drains to be removed (if they were used), the incisions to heal, and the swelling to subside. Leggings, loose dresses, or long-flowing tunics are good options until you are healed up to wear jeans.

    Obviously, a tummy tuck surgery does not affect the size of your breasts. However, your breasts may appear larger since you have a much smaller midsection.

    There is no known medical reason for increasing your difficulty in losing weight after your tummy tuck surgery. Once you heal up and resume regular diet and exercise, there should be no reason you cannot lose weight normally.

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      *Results may vary. We are reputable for complete customer satisfaction for completed treatments. Before and after images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. No treatment is promised to provide permanent results. A guarantee is neither provided nor implied. Statements estimating treatment duration and the number of treatments required are based on the typical experience of our patients, however, individual experiences may vary.

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