Smooth Tuck™ in New York City for a Slim, Toned Tummy
Now you can enjoy a sleeker, smoother abdominal contour with minimal interruption to your busy lifestyle. The Smooth Tuck™, developed by New York City plastic surgeon Matthew Schulman, M.D., combines aggressive liposuction of the abdomen and flanks with removal of loose skin. It is a great option for patients who desire a less invasive procedure and a more rapid recovery.
The Smooth Tuck offers several advantages over the traditional tummy tuck, including:
- Reduced post-operative discomfort
- More rapid return to activities
- No visible belly button incision
- Larger volume fat removal with liposuction
- An option for patients considered “too obese” for a tummy tuck
Reduced Post-Operative Discomfort
A traditional tummy tuck involves internal muscle tightening, which is responsible for most of the pain following the procedure. Because no muscle repair is performed during the Smooth Tuck™, patients report significantly less post-operative discomfort.
More Rapid Return to Activities
After a standard tummy tuck, patients are advised to avoid heavy lifting and must shun the gym for six to eight weeks in order to protect their newly repaired abdominal muscles. Since the Smooth Tuck™ does not alter the abdominal muscles, patients typically return to normal activities within seven days and may exercise after 14 days.
No Belly Button Incision
During the Smooth Tuck™ procedure at our New York City surgical facility, Dr. Schulman repositions the belly button with incisions and sutures carefully placed within the inside of the belly button—so there is no visible external scar and the belly button has improved contour without any skin incision or external stitches—so there is no visible external scar around the belly button.
Larger Volume of Fat Removal
The Smooth Tuck™ involves aggressive liposuction of the entire abdomen and flanks. On average, two to three liters of fat are removed through liposuction. Compare this amount to the half a liter or less removed during a standard tummy tuck.
The ability to remove large quantities of fat safely during a Smooth Tuck™ allows Dr. Schulman to perform the procedure on patients with moderate to severe abdominal fat.
Examples from the before and after gallery:
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Are you interested in finding out more about Smooth Tuck™ body contouring? Schedule a consultation at our New York City practice today.