Tummy Tuck Surgery for a Toned, Tight Midsection

by BodySculpt NYC Body Sculpt - Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States, with over 129,753 tummy tucks procedures performed in the year 2017. The procedure involves the removal of stubborn, excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen and tightening of the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. The procedure helps men and women achieve a trimmer, tighter and aesthetically pleasing abdominal contour. Tummy tuck in Manhattan, NYC, NY is performed using minimally-invasive, advanced body contouring techniques such as BodyTite, Smartlipo Triplex and VASERlipo.

Tummy Tuck Techniques

Abdominoplasty can effectively address a pot belly, stretched abdominal regions and droopy skin as a result of single or multiple deliveries in women and flaccidity caused by loss of a significant amount of weight. Based on patient considerations, NYC plastic surgeons use different types of tummy tuck techniques to help them achieve their body contouring goals. 

  • Complete or Full Abdominoplasty – This is an ideal option for those who need a comprehensive solution.  A surgical incision is made from hip to hip just above the pubic area and another one to free the navel from the surrounding skin. The skin is removed from the abdominal wall to expose the muscle and connective tissue and the muscle fascia wall is tightened. Liposuction is often used to refine and improve the results.

  • Partial Abdominoplasty or Mini Tummy Tuck – This procedure is designed for those who have a lesser degree of skin laxity and mild lower abdominal skin excess.  It involves only a small incision above the pubic region to remove excess fat and skin. The abdominal muscles. 

  • Liposuction-only Abdominoplasty – Younger patients with good skin elasticity and moderate fatty deposits can opt for this procedure. 

  • Brazilian Tummy Tuck – In the Brazilian Tummy Tuck, the incision is placed very low, so that the surgical scar will not be visible even when a low-cut bikini is worn. The treatment pulls the waist in and gets rid of excess skin, resulting in a smaller looking waist. It also pulls up the pubic area that tends to drop with age and pregnancy, and addresses the bouts of incontinence that occur after pregnancy. It is used where there is more excess fat than skin. 

On the basis of individual goals and a careful evaluation of patient’s anatomy, a NYC plastic surgeon will determine the procedure that can provide optimal results. 

Tummy tuck surgery will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with the rest of your body. However, previous abdominal surgery may limit the potential results of a tummy tuck.

Candidate for Tummy Tuck

The ideal candidate for tummy tuck surgery is a person who

  • Has flab, stretch marks or excess skin in the abdomen that does not improve with healthy diet or rigorous exercise
  • Has extra skin on the abdomen, abdominal muscle weakness or both due to aging, heredity, prior surgery, weight fluctuations or pregnancy
  • Has a stable weight
  • Is in good health and has a positive attitude 
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcome

Preparing for Tummy Tuck 

Patients should consider the following before the surgery:

  • Get the necessary lab tests
  • Stop smoking 
  • Avoid taking certain medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements
  • Maintain a stable weight for at least 12 months before the treatment
  • Begin taking an anticoagulant shortly before the procedure
  • Arrange someone to drive them home and stay for at least the first 24 hours after the procedure

Choose an Experienced Plastic Surgeon

Do your research well and choose a surgeon who has extensive experience and skill in performing this procedure utilizing the latest body contouring technologies. A reliable surgeon will help you visualize your results using 3D technology and inform you about the risks and benefits associated with procedure, which will help you to make an informed decision. At an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices, you can expect personalized treatment and dedicated follow-up.

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