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Women and men who have excessive adipose tissue or loose skin in the abdomen may benefit from an abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” procedure. Tummy tucks can be especially beneficial for patients who have:

• had their abdomen stretched out during pregnancy,

• lost a great deal of weight and have loose skin,

• a protruding abdomen, or

•  weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

Tummy tucks may be performed alone, or in combination with our other body contouring procedures, such as specialized liposuction. Patients in need of umbilical hernia repair can sometimes have this taken care of at the time of their tummy tuck procedure.

Good candidates for a tummy tuck or combined tummy tuck procedure are physically healthy, at a stable weight, have realistic expectations, and do not smoke.

Incisions
The incision for a tummy tuck is horizontal and is typically placed below the swimsuit line (just above the pubic area). The length of the tummy tuck incision will vary, depending on the amount of skin and fat to be removed in the abdominal region. (We make it as short as possible.) The incision line will be visible but typically fades over time, as healing progresses.

Post-operative care
After your tummy tuck, we will continue to monitor you closely to ensure that you have the best plastic surgery outcome possible. The frequency of office visits, and resumption of normal activities, will vary depending on how quickly you are healing.

Seek out an expert
A tummy tuck is an extensive procedure and should be performed by a highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon. The results of your surgery — as well as your safety — depend on the experience and expertise of your surgeon. Make sure he or she has proper credentials, training, and experience to provide you with the best surgical outcome.

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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

We welcome you. Please come - we are open & here for you. If you would like to have a VIRTUAL CONSULTATION or an IN PERSON CONSULTATION or have any questions at all, please give us a call at 401-214-5121 or contact us via the website to set up your virtual consultation today!

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