With CORE Abdominoplasty℠, Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi has crafted a revolutionary way to tighten stomach muscles that have lost their tone and elasticity. CORE Abdominoplasty℠ differs from traditional abdominoplasty because during the procedure, Dr. Asaadi raises the back of the operating table to a 45° position. This allows Dr. Asaadi to perform the “Table Tilt Test” to detect any additional abdominal bulging. Ultimately, CORE Abdominoplasty℠ allows for more precise repair of the abdominal muscles, giving patients the smoother, firmer abdominal profile they are looking for. This innovative tummy tuck technique can be used alongside other body sculpting methods, including liposuction, to further enhance results.
Plastic surgeons typically perform traditional abdominoplasty while the patient is lying completely flat. What many people fail to realize is that the stomach muscles are completely stretched out in this position, making it nearly impossible to detect any bulging that may present itself once the patient is upright or semi-upright. For this reason, many patients recover from traditional abdominoplasty surgery to less than satisfactory results. Dr. Asaadi has been able to offer his patients optimal post-abdominoplasty results through developing and using what he calls the “Table Tilt Test.”
Dr. Asaadi begins CORE Abdominoplasty℠ as he would a typical tummy tuck. After the muscles are tightened while the patient is lying flat, Dr. Asaadi carefully repositions the patient into a semi-sitting position. Because the patient is still under general anesthesia, the abdominal muscles are still fully relaxed and are able to fall naturally. Once the patient is in this position, Dr. Asaadi can observe any additional bulging of the abdominal muscles. If any bulging is detected during the “Table Tilt Test,” Dr. Asaadi will continue to tighten muscle layers in order to flatten the tummy as much as possible.
|The Benefits Of CORE Abdominoplasty℠|
|Can detect additional bulging or looseness of the midsection using the “Table Tilt Test”|
|Patients are positioned at a 45° angle during surgery to further tighten muscle layers|
|More comprehensive procedure than a traditional tummy tuck|
|Can achieve a slimmer, firmer-looking midsection|
|Ideal for women who have given birth, as well as patients with weakened stomach muscles|
|Results are long-lasting and can be further enhanced with proper diet and exercise|
Prior to your CORE Abdominoplasty℠ procedure, you will receive a complete health evaluation and consultation. During your initial visits, Dr. Asaadi will evaluate your overall health, determine the amount of fat that will be removed using CORE Abdominoplasty℠, and help you develop realistic expectations for your body following surgery. It is important that you inform Dr. Asaadi of any medications, vitamins, or other drugs you are currently taking. During the consultation, Dr. Asaadi will also discuss the anesthesia to be used, the facility where the surgery will be performed, and the costs of the procedure.
Dr. Asaadi will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for CORE Abdominoplasty℠ prior to your surgery date. These instructions will include guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and any adjustments to the medications you are currently taking. You will be asked to avoid taking aspirin and certain other anti-inflammatory drugs because they can increase bleeding during surgery. If you smoke cigarettes, plan to quit at least one to two weeks before your surgery and not to resume for at least two weeks after your surgery.
The best candidates for CORE Abdominoplasty℠ are women whose stomach muscles have become weakened and stretched after giving birth. Using CORE Abdominoplasty℠, Dr. Asaadi is able to offer these women what no amount of diet or exercise can–the body they had before pregnancy. Though CORE Abdominoplasty℠ is most often performed on women, it can also be an effective treatment for men with excess fat inside the abdomen that leads to a separation of the muscle from the abdominal wall. CORE Abdominoplasty℠ is meant for women and men who are in good overall health. This procedure is not intended for patients who have large amounts of excess fat in the abdomen. Performing CORE Abdominoplasty℠ on significantly overweight individuals can cause the diaphragm to be pushed up, leading to breathing complications.
CORE Abdominoplasty℠ is a major surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia and an overnight hospital stay. Patients should realize that recovery from this procedure will take time. Following surgery, patients can expect to experience some discomfort. For the first three days following your CORE Abdominoplasty, you will be given a pain pump that administers medication to help manage post-operative discomfort. The sutures on the surface of the skin will be removed after five to seven days. Deep sutures with ends that protrude through the surface of the skin typically come out in two to three weeks.
As with any surgical procedure, individual results and recovery times will vary. While patients typically begin to feel like themselves again after two or three weeks following CORE Abdominoplasty℠, it may take several months to completely return to normal. Light exercise in the weeks and months following surgery can help control swelling, reduce the chance of developing blood clots, and tone the abdominal muscles. You should expect your scars to take between nine months and one year to begin to fade and flatten out. Though the scars from this procedure are permanent, they will not show under most clothing.
With CORE Abdominoplasty℠, Dr. Asaadi is able to offer patients with weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin in the tummy area a smoother, flatter stomach. What’s more, the results of CORE Abdominoplasty℠ can last a lifetime if paired with a sensible diet and regular exercise. All incisions are carefully placed to ensure that scarring is virtually unnoticeable after surgery.
It is important that you choose a skilled plastic surgeon who understands your individual anatomy, as every patient’s body is different. When the right plastic surgeon performs body sculpting, there is usually no need for a revision. Dr. Asaadi stresses the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon when considering body contouring. Dr. Asaadi pioneered the CORE Abdominoplasty℠ technique and can explain this innovative procedure in more detail during your consultation.
Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi and our staff will be happy to discuss CORE Abdominoplasty℠ with you. Please contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000 or our New York office at 212.938.0158 to schedule a private consultation. You may also request an appointment online to meet with our CORE Abdominoplasty℠ surgeon.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have always had bags under my eyes, but as I became older, they seemed to get worse. Every time I looked in the mirror, all I saw were those bags. At least once a day at work, someone would ask me if I was tired. So, when my daughter announced her engagement, I thought it was time to do something. I made an appointment with Dr. Asaadi to see what my options were. My surgery was scheduled for August of 2012.
I was scared and apprehensive, but it was the right decision. I feel like a new person. No one asks me anymore if I am tired and I don’t shy away from having my picture taken. Dr. Asaadi and his staff have been terrific, so caring and professional. I only took one week off from work, and the bruising was minimal.
I probably would still have the bags if my daughter didn’t get married.
But, I am so thankful I had the surgery. And I was the proud mother of the bride. - M.W.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have known Dr. Asaadi for fifteen years. I first met him in my fifties. I look tired and worn out and looking for a more youthful appearance. In meeting Dr. Asaadi he presented a picture of a very sincere and up standing person.
He took the time to go over my goals and together we outlined what was needed. I had rhinoplasty and eye corrective surgery. Down time was minimal and the results perfect.
Several years later I had a face lift and again was completely satisfied.
Presently I am 69 years old looking way better than when I first met with him. Let me add that since my surgery Dr. Asaadi has maintained my youthful appearance by using injectable fillers. He is a true genius and a very honest person whom I highly recommend.
Also his staff is the best - A.E.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Just a short note to tell you how happy I am and to thank you for your wonderful work. As soon as I walked out the door from our first consultation, I had this “feeling” and I knew you were the one I could put 100% trust in. Thank you for your attention to detail, the care you’ve shown me, and your warm personality. I count myself luck to know you.
Thanks and all the best to you!
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“I am so very grateful for the tummy tuck that Dr. Asaadi performed on me. Dr. Asaadi has proven to me to be a meticulous artist of the body. I felt that the office and staff compares to no other. It has been 5 years since my surgery, I am 42 years old and I am feeling and looking just as good if not better since surgery. I am more confident putting on my clothing, especially bathing suits. Dr. Asaadi gave me my belly back from 20 years ago (pre-babies)."
I not only feel better in the way in which my body looks, but most important it changed the way I view myself inside and out.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
My name is Paula and about a month ago you gave me some botox injections. I had recently finished nine months of very tough treatment for a stage III breast cancer and I was neither feeling nor looking my best. My hair had just begun to grow but I still was showing way too much forehead for my comfort zone so I thought perhaps a little botox would give me a "lift".
Well, I cannot say enough about my results. I feel fantastic about the way my skin looks. In fact, the other evening I bumped into some friends at a restaurant. The first thing they said to me was "your skin looks fabulous! Even better than before your diagnosis." Now that's amazing. Since seeing you, I have received numerous compliments about how alive I look. Well, I do have a great attitude but I have to say that your skillful work has really made me feel confident.
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. I wish all women who have been through treatment could feel as good as I feel. Thank you Dr. Asaadi.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“After 10 years of hearing comments about how tired I appeared, I decided that the time had come for me to take action which required more than just getting extra sleep!!!
I did my research and decided that Dr. Asaadi was the best choice upon seeing the results of past patients and the unique technique that he uses.
Now, close to two years later, I couldn't be happier! Not only do I look 10 years younger, but I now feel refreshed and vibrant. No more comments about how tired I appear.
This surgery not only restored my youth, but it greatly improved my confidence level. As a salesperson and a single girl, this is incredibly Important!!! Whereas prior to the surgery, I couldn't even think about walking out the door without makeup, now I am completely comfortable with it. No more trying to conceal or detract attention from the severe bags under my eyes!!! Friends and relatives, and even sometimes I, cannot believe the difference this surgery has made! One of the best parts is that it looks incredibly natural. No one would ever know I had anything done unless I had told them. A yearlong spa getaway would not have produced such results!"
It was hands down the best money I ever spent!!!!! I feel like I'm a walking billboard for Blepharoplasty.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“Once I decided to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, I knew my appearance would change for the better. What I did not anticipate is what a profound effect the results would have on my overall way of life. Along with giving me the body I wanted, the transformation gave me a great sense of confidence, reassurance, and security with myself. I now walk upright and confident, as opposed to slouched and submissive. I enjoy shopping for clothes and wearing two piece bathing suits on the beach.
If anyone is contemplating having this procedure done, I strongly encourage them to do so."
Thanks to Dr. Asaadi I have the perfect body and a better life. - CT
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you - the phrase is simple and the words are few, but behind them lies a world of appreciation. Special people like you make the world a brighter place.
Thank you for helping me get better. Also to improve day by day my special future. I pray God bless your hands to help the life of others.
On May 12, 2010 Dr. Asaadi performed a bilateral reduction mammoplasty, CORE AbdominoplastySM, repair of diastasis recti, VASER® LipoSelection of the back, flanks, upper inner thighs, pubic area, lateral chest walls, and a small area of the upper arms. I was very sore for the first week, but after that I could see improvement every couple of days. The more I walked the better and stronger I felt.
In exactly six weeks after the surgery I went with my daughter, son-in-law, and their 13 month old son to a destination wedding feeling great. My daughter was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to take care of the baby like I needed to ( her and her husband were in the wedding), but I had so much more energy and strength than I did in years. I felt so wonderful in my new clothes, and I can’t begin to express how many compliments I received.....especially in my “Tankini”!!!
I now look forward to getting up in the morning and picking out a nice fitting outfit for the day, and not some loose fitting shirt and baggy pants. Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you for all your professionalism and time spent going over the procedure. I am pleased thus far; I can only imagine my gratitude in the months ahead, as I see my nose transforming. I put my face in the hands of a true sculptor and have nothing but praise and recommendation. Your staff are a wonderful representation of your reputation on being a true caring practice. Many Thanks.