DARIEN, CT--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2013) - Dr. Fredric Newman, a plastic surgeon in Connecticut, performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures at his practice, but one of the most common surgeries he offers is the tummy tuck. Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck procedures make up 10% of Dr. Newman's practice. The treatment continues to grow in popularity, with the American Society of Plastic Surgery noting an increase of 70% within 12 years. Dr. Newman says he sees firsthand the greater demand for tummy tuck surgery at his Aesthetic Surgery Center.

According to Dr. Newman, two of the most common reasons patients at his practice request the procedure are:

  • Removing excess skin and fat after weight loss
  • Tightening abdominal muscles following a pregnancy

While weight loss is a common factor for patients who have the surgery, Dr. Newman highlights childbirth as the number one reason for undergoing a tummy tuck. As discussed in his blog post entitled "Restoring Your Pre-Baby Body with the Tummy Tuck," many women develop the condition diastasis recti during their pregnancy. Dr. Newman explains that, when this occurs, the abdominal muscles separate, causing a bulge to appear in the midsection. He says, even with proper diet and exercise, the stomach area may not revert to its pre-baby shape. As a result, Dr. Newman often recommends a tummy tuck to effectively restore a more toned abdomen.

In addition, Dr. Newman says procedures combined with abdominoplasty can often be very beneficial. Liposuction is the most common procedure done in conjunction with the tummy tuck at his Darien plastic surgery practice. He says it's most commonly performed on the flanks (love handles), though it can be performed on many other areas as well, such as the legs. Dr. Newman notes that the combination of tummy tuck surgery and liposuction can often help patients achieve more dramatic body contouring results.

For those interested in the tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Newman suggests thorough research to find a qualified surgeon. While the surgery can produce beautiful results, he finds it important to also stress risks of the procedure, so patients can make an informed decision and know exactly what to expect. Dr. Newman encourages anyone considering surgical enhancement to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon and explore their options.

About Fredric Newman, MD, FACS

Dr. Fredric Newman is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Darien, CT. He earned his medical degree summa cum laude from S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center and served as Plastic Surgery Chief Resident at NYU Medical Center's Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Dr. Newman is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeon, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. In addition, he has been published in numerous professional journals, including The Journal of Aesthetic Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, where he has acted as an Editorial Board Member. Dr. Newman is available for interview upon request.

The practice can be reached online at fredricnewmanmd.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Fredric-Newman-MD-Aesthetic-Surgery-Center/119873104696021

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