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 in Long Island 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. Your New York City tummy tuck 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 following your tummy tuck in NYC 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.
A New You: Slimmer, Trimmer, and Looking Fit
You will see a significant difference in your appearance after you have recovered from the procedure. Clothing will fit better, and you won’t be plagued by love handles, sagging abdominal tissue and fat, or muscles that had split and created a double-tummy look. You may find yourself doing a lot of shopping, as clothing styles you couldn’t wear in the past will now fit you beautifully. Are you ready to resculpt your body and get rid of that saggy, droopy, tummy? A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that produces the full effect of surgical body reshaping.
Life After a Tummy Tuck
While a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure and involves post-op care and time to rest and recuperate, once you are healed, you can expect to enjoy an improved quality of life. It is important that you allow yourself enough time to rest and recover following your tummy tuck – the best thing you can do for your body is to ensure you have enough time available without responsibilities. While many people can return to work after a week, plan on two weeks away from work, or even three if you can. Your activities will be restricted for several weeks, and it is important that you follow all aftercare instructions to the letter so that the muscle structure heals properly.
Once healed, our New York patients report they feel a great resurgence in self-confidence and an increase in their overall quality of life. Able to now wear tight clothing and often free from the appearance of stretchmarks, flab, sagging tissue, and other aesthetic concerns, they feel a great sense of restored freedom and vitality.
A Tummy Tuck After Bariatric Surgery
Many people who have undergone bariatric surgery are thrilled to finally get to a healthy weight, but dismayed at the appearance of hanging skin and tissue that won’t shrink back. Even though a new, slimmer body contour is achieved, they are still limited in what they can wear, or for some, what activities they feel comfortable participating in. For our patients who are in this position, a tummy tuck or a full body lift can resolve the excess tissue and skin and finally achieve your original goal – a slimmer, more attractive figure that you can show off with pride.
At NYBG we have the greatest respect for patients who have taken the step to overcome obesity, and have a healthier, happier future by undergoing bariatric surgery, and we are here to help you finally achieve a smoother, trimmer look with a tummy tuck or combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures called “body contouring.”
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.