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New Jersey Plastic Surgeons Answer Two Frequently Asked Tummy Tuck Questions

John Cozzone, MD and Luis Zapiach, MD of Art Plastic Surgery reveal ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery as well as how to maintain optimal results.

Paramus, NJ – Dr. Luis A. Zapiach and Dr. John T. Cozzone are committed to helping their patients at Art Plastic Surgery bring out their natural beauty while also achieving their cosmetic goals. Since even the healthiest individuals can struggle with excess fat and skin around the midsection, the New Jersey plastic surgeons offer the tummy tuck procedure as a tool for those needing assistance attaining and maintaining the figure they desire. In an effort to help educate prospective patients on this popular body contouring procedure, Drs. Cozzone and Zapiach recently featured a pair of blog posts on their website answering two frequently asked questions:

  1. Am I an ideal candidate for tummy tuck surgery?
  2. How can I optimize my tummy tuck surgery results?

To begin the first blog entry, Drs. Zapiach and Cozzone reveal the concerns this procedure is designed to address. “A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is specifically intended for patients who are already at or near their ideal body weight and need a little extra assistance getting rid of isolated pockets of fat or excess skin in the stomach region.” The board-certified plastic surgeons go on to highlight that many of their tummy tuck patients are women who have been through one or more pregnancies, have been dieting and exercising, and want to eliminate the small amounts fat and extra skin remaining in the abdomen. However, women are not the only patients benefiting from this procedure, as Drs. Cozzone and Zapiach note that many men also turn to this body contouring surgery to attain a flatter, more toned stomach when diet and exercise prove to be insufficient.

Though patients are often pleased with the initial outcome of their tummy tuck surgery, Drs. Zapiach and Cozzone express the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to preserve optimal results over time. As noted in the second blog entry, “A tummy tuck is not meant to replace good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.” The two plastic surgeons also emphasize that a tummy tuck is not a quick fix, and that for patients to enjoy their firmer, more toned figure for years to come, a regime of well-balanced dieting and exercise is essential.

About John T. Cozzone, MD
Dr. Cozzone graduated from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA before earning his medical degree from the University of Rome in Italy. He then completed his general surgery training at Jersey City Medical Center and later went on to complete his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Ohio State University. Dr. Cozzone is board certified and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He is also available for interview upon request.

About Luis A. Zapiach, MD
Dr. Zapiach is a graduate of Rutgers University and earned his medical degree with honors in Microbiology from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in plastic surgery at Emory University and received additional training at Paces Plastic Surgery in the field of oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Zapiach is double-board certified in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.

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