For years, our abdominoplasty NY patients have sought to find ways to maintain their youthful physique. In many cases, diet and exercise simply don't allow them to reach their optimal goal. When you are at this point, where do you turn?
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team are experts in tummy tuck surgery. Their many years of experience allow every patient to feel completely comfortable with their decision to improve the look of their tummy through this figure-enhancing procedure.
Candidates for Surgery by Our Abdominoplasty NY Experts
Abdominoplasty, long known as the tummy tuck, is a popular procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the mid-section while tightening loose flabby muscles that have been weakened or separated. It isn't unusual for individuals of otherwise normal body weight to develop a loose and sagging abdomen.
There are several factors that can lead to a protruding belly, including:
- Abdominal surgery
- Significant fluctuations in weight
If you have reached your ideal weight and are in good physical health, our tummy tuck Manhattan & Long Island surgeons can help you reach your personal goals and restore a more youthful physique. Although tummy tucks do not guarantee the removal of stretch marks, these may be significantly reduced if located in the areas where skin will be removed.
How It’s Done
A tummy tuck is performed under anesthesia. During your comprehensive consultation for this procedure, you can discuss with the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team which type of anesthesia is most suitable to your case. Common choices include IV sedation and general anesthesia.
Once you are comfortably sedated, a horizontally-oriented incision is made just above the pubic hairline so that it can be discreetly hidden underneath the panty or bikini line. The shape and length of the incision is based upon how much correction will be done during the procedure.
Sometimes, a second incision is made around the navel to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen. Through the incision, our abdominoplasty NY surgeon will repair and suture weakened abdominal muscles and then remove excess fat, tissue and skin. Skin incisions are then closed using skin adhesives, sutures, or tapes or clips; depending upon the specific case.
After a Tummy Tuck
After surgery, patients initially experience some swelling that will subside over time. Once internal healing has occurred and the patient can stand upright, they will see a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is right in line with their specific body type and proportions.
It's never too early to start planning for your summer body! Beginning the planning process early allows you time to ensure you achieve the results you want. Contact us in our tummy tuck Manhattan (NYC) or Long Island offices to schedule your free consultation!