Articles

Tummy Tuck Surgery – Get Rid of Unwanted Abdominal Fat Easily

by BodySculpt NYC Body Sculpt - Plastic Surgery
A tummy tuck slims down the abdomen by removing excess fat and loose skin and tightening the muscles. A customized procedure, tummy tuck in Manhattan, NYC, NY, helps men and women achieve a firmer, trimmer abdomen. Abdominoplasty, as tummy tuck surgery is also called, is the ideal option to get rid of unwanted abdominal fat when diet and exercise fail to work.
 
Many women opt to have the procedure after multiple pregnancies to tighten abdominal muscles that have become lax and reduce skin. It is also a good option for men and women who want to address excess fat or loose skin around the tummy. However, women who are planning to get pregnant should postpone abdominoplasty until they are done with having children. 

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed? 

In AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices in NYC, tummy tuck surgery is performed using surgical as well as minimally-invasive, advanced technologies such as laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex, radiofrequency-assisted BodyTite, or ultrasound-assisted VASERlipo. With these techniques, the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia.  On the other hand, traditional surgery would require general anesthesia. 

  • Complete or Full Abdominoplasty – This procedure is a perfect option for those who need maximum correction. The surgeon will make a surgical incision from hip to hip just above the pubic area and also make another incision to free the navel from the surrounding skin. The surgeon will remove the skin from the abdominal wall to expose the muscle as well as connective tissue, and tighten the muscle fascia wall using sutures. 
  • Partial Abdominoplasty or Mini Tummy Tuck – This procedure is an ideal option for those patients who are concerned about a lesser degree of skin laxity and mild lower abdominal skin excess. It involves a small incision above the pubic region to remove excess fat as well as skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. 
  • Liposuction-only Abdominoplasty –Younger patients with good skin elasticity and moderate fatty deposits can opt for this procedure. The procedure reshapes the abdomen and improves contour and proportion. 
  • Brazilian Tummy Tuck – In this procedure, the incision is placed very low on the pubic area, so that the surgical scar will not be visible even in a bikini. Brazilian tummy tuck can provide a smaller looking waist and also reduce the number of incontinent episodes that occur after pregnancy. People who have more excess fat than skin can opt for this procedure. 

The final result of the treatment is a firmer, flatter, abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.

Recovery 

During your tummy tuck recovery, you will have to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your abdomen.  Your surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to manage the recovery phase at home. This includes

  • How to care for the surgical site and drains
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
  • Physical activity that should be avoided which may adversely affects your incision line for six weeks
  • How long to wear the abdominal pressure garment
  • What you can eat
  • How much to rest
  • When to follow up with your plastic surgeon

Find an Experienced Plastic Surgeon in NYC 

If you are planning to get a tummy tuck in NYC, choose a surgeon who has extensive experience in performing this body contouring procedure. A reliable plastic surgeon in NYC will allow you to visualize your results using 3D imaging technology, inform you about risks and benefits associated with the procedure, and guide you in taking an informed decision.

Sponsor Ads


About BodySculpt NYC Committed   Body Sculpt - Plastic Surgery

472 connections, 6 recommendations, 1,514 honor points.
Joined APSense since, March 23rd, 2013, From New York City, United States.

Created on Aug 27th 2019 01:21. Viewed 158 times.

Comments

No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.