Procedures

New York Tummy Tuck

A flat, tight stomach. Everyone wants one. But few succeed. Pregnancies, weight gain, and weight loss take a tremendous toll on the muscles of the abdomen and the elasticity of the overlying skin. When the problem is stretched muscles and loose overlying skin, no amount of weight loss or exercise can restore a firm and tight abdomen.

A tummy tuck can. It removes the excess skin and tightens up the underlying musculature giving you a flatter, firmer, stomach and a thinner waist as well.

The most common approach to tummy tuck surgery performed at our Connecticut and New York plastic surgery facilities involves a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen — just below the bikini line and just above the pubic area. The skin is elevated to just above the rib cage, and the bellybutton is separated from its skin attachment. The abdominal muscles are tightened in the midline to make the abdomen firmer and the waist thinner. The skin is then pulled downward and the excess removed. A new opening is made for the bellybutton at the proper position.

Tummy TuckThe incisions are closed with buried sutures that will not require removal. A firm, elastic-support garment is placed at the end of the procedure.

There will be some post-operative discomfort that can be controlled by medication. You will be up and around in a day or tow, but you must avoid strenuous activity for three to four weeks. This procedure is performed in either our New York plastic surgery center or the hospital, depending on your size and build, and is usually done under general anesthesia. Every effort is made to minimize the scar, which though permanent, gradually fades over time.

By removing the sagging, excess skin and accumulated fatty tissue, you'll almost immediately enjoy a flatter, firmer abdomen and thinner waist.

If you think you are a candidate for a tummy tuck in New York, Dr. Erlich at Profiles & Contours invites you to request a consultation or call 212.861.4100 today to schedule an appointment today. You can meet with Dr.Erlich at our Connecticut cosmetic surgery center or in New York City to discuss your surgical expectations and abdominoplasty questions.

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