PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A tummy tuck can dramatically improve a person's body contours, flattening and firming the belly, tightening muscles, and eliminating sagging skin, but for those of us who are not plastic surgeons, what goes into creating great tummy tuck results has largely remained a mystery—until now. In a new interview series, New Jersey board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul M. Parker shares some lesser-known details about tummy tuck surgery and recovery, which he encourages anyone considering the procedure to read before making a decision about surgery.
"Having a tummy tuck is a big step for most patients. It's normal to feel anxious about the 'unknowns': what happens during surgery, what recovery feels like. They may even feel unsure whether the procedure will work for them," states Dr. Parker, who counts abdominoplasty among his specialties at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery. "I want patients to understand how a tummy tuck really works so they feel confident in their decisions about surgery."
By educating patients about advanced surgical techniques, which Dr. Parker says enhance results and lead to a faster, more comfortable recovery, he hopes to ease concerns about the safety of tummy tuck surgery while emphasizing the importance of choosing a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon to ensure an optimal outcome.
In part one of the interview, Nitty-Gritty Details That Will Ease Your Worries About Tummy Tuck Surgery, Recovery, and Scars, readers can learn about:
- New medical technology Dr. Parker uses to enhance comfort and accelerate recovery
- Advanced suturing techniques that reduce scar tension, promote healing, and minimize postoperative swelling
- How Dr. Parker creates a natural belly button shape during a tummy tuck
Part two of the interview, Figuring Out a Treatment Plan for Top-Notch Results, focuses on the patient consultation process as well as how combining procedures strategically can enhance results:
- What skin, muscle, and fat qualities make a patient a good candidate for a tummy tuck
- How his signature Parker Tummy Tuck combines hip liposuction with abdominoplasty to sculpt an improved shape to the entire torso
Dr. Parker notes that the points covered in the interview series, published on the Parker Center website, reflect what he discusses with a patient during a consultation. Patients considering the procedure should expect this type of thorough education from any surgeon they are considering.
"I find tummy tuck surgery to be one of the most satisfying procedures to perform," says Dr. Parker, who has been performing abdominoplasty for more than 25 years. "Not only do I have the opportunity to make dramatic improvements to a patient's body contours, but it is also extremely rewarding to see how life-enhancing the procedure can be for patients."
He emphasizes that when performed by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, a tummy tuck is a safe, long-lasting option to treat problems such as stretched abdominal muscles and sagging skin.
About the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery: Board certified plastic surgeon Paul M. Parker, MD, FACS, specializes in breast, body and facial cosmetic surgery for men and women as well as reconstructive skin cancer treatment as medical director of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, which he founded in 1985. The Parker Center also houses the Parker Center Medi-Spa, a full-service medical spa, and is located at 122 East Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, NJ, 07652. 201-967-1212. For more information, visit www.parkercenter.net or read Dr. Parker's reviews.
Media Contact: Dr. Paul M. Parker, Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, 201-967-1212.
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SOURCE Parker Center for Plastic Surgery