Pregnancy, weight gain and loss, and aging can all cause an abdomen to stretch and sag. Recovering your trim waist is one of the best things you can do to create an aesthetically fit appearance. You don’t have to resign yourself to hiding under clothing that covers up your shape. Today’s tummy tuck procedures are safe, reliable, and offer quick recovery times – and outstanding results. At NYBG Plastic Surgery, we possess the experience and advanced techniques vital to helping you achieve the shape and look you desire for yourself.
Whether you are a man or a woman, a tummy tuck procedure that tightens the abdominal area and reshapes the mid-section can result in a significantly improved clothing fit and appearance. And so long as you maintain a stable weight afterwards, results are often permanent!
What is Involved in a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, removes the skin that has expanded when the abdomen grew and also the underlying fat that developed with it. The surgeon will also tighten the abdominal wall that has relaxed after pregnancy or from too large a stomach. When the stomach muscle is pulled tight, stomach bulge is often minimized and the shape of the waist becomes more natural. For many patients who are candidates for abdominoplasty, as much as 50% of the abdominal skin can be removed. In doing so, some of the existing stretch marks may disappear.
Depending on your needs, other procedures may be performed at the same time. Your doctor may recommend liposuction of the upper thighs or "love handles." The popular so-called "mommy makeover" involves not only a tummy tuck but also a breast lift and tightening.
Recovering from a Tummy Tuck
The road to an expedient and successful recovery from a tummy tuck procedure begins with an excellent surgeon. An artful tummy tuck requires specialized training and years of experience, not only to get the desired result, but also to minimize your recovery time.
Most tummy tucks are performed as an outpatient procedure, with you returning home later the same day. In some cases, your doctor may request an overnight stay if the procedure was extensive. Your first few days after surgery will require you to rest and recuperate at home. There may be some soreness for the first week, but it is recommended to get up and walk around from time to time to keep your circulation up and helping you to heal.
Returning to work depends on how physical your job is. A desk job could take as little as two weeks where a more physically demanding job might require a month before returning. No matter what the healing time, you will get there with a much improved body – one that reflects your confidence and the aesthetic vision you have for your outward physical appearance.
The NYBG Plastic Surgery Difference
If you are ready to return to a more youthful and trim look, we can provide you with many options that are tailored to your needs. As all bodies are unique, our friendly team can work with you to create a customized plan to achieve your aesthetic goals. We not only have the experience-based surgical skills and leading technology, we understand your needs and treat you with patience, compassion and understanding. We are pleased to provide outstanding care to those in the New York City and its boroughs, Port Jefferson, Roslyn Heights and all of Westchester county. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.