Even though many men and women desire a flatter stomach, a tummy tuck procedure may not be right for everyone. Our Long Island tummy tuck will remove excess skin and can be paired with liposuction to get rid of stubborn fat.
The good news is that a tummy tuck is highly customizable, and most patients who desire a more svelte midsection will find that there is a technique that is right for them.
What can a tummy tuck improve?
A tummy tuck can help with:
- Excess skin
- Sagging or wrinkled skin
- Unwanted fat
- Stretch marks
An extended tummy tuck can also address excess skin on the hips or lower back for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight.
Certain life events like pregnancy or weight fluctuations can leave your skin stretched out. Everyone has a different degree of skin elasticity, and some are able to recover with minimal loose skin. For others, stretch marks, loose skin, and weakened abdominal muscles can lead to an unwanted “pooch.”
You can feel more comfortable in form-fitting clothing or bathing suits after a tummy tuck. The procedure can improve the appearance of the lower abdomen and, in some cases, the flanks and lower back as well.
Ideal Long Island Tummy Tuck Candidates
You may be a candidate for a tummy tuck if you are unhappy with loose skin, stubborn fat, or other imperfections on your lower stomach. Typically, patients are men or women who have lost a significant amount of weight, or women who have had children.
The best candidates have realistic expectations for their tummy tuck and understand the recovery time involved with the procedure. You should also have a significant amount of excess skin and fat around your midsection.
Deciding to have a tummy tuck is not an easy one. It can be intimidating to undergo surgery, even though the vast majority of patients are very happy with their results. Dr. Small understands your concerns and will address all questions during your initial consultation.
Our Long Island cosmetic surgeon will help you determine if you are a candidate for the procedure after reviewing your medical history and discussing your cosmetic goals. If you’re unhappy with your stomach, you may see a significant improvement to your appearance and your self-esteem after a tummy tuck in Long Island.