Close to 300,000 women in the U.S. have had the tummy tuck procedure in the past three years, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Tummy Tucks remain one of the most requested procedures that Dr. Schulman performs. Women interested in the tummy tuck usually desire a flatter, tighter stomach and abdominal muscles. A Tummy Tuck can successfully:
- Restore muscles for a tightened abdominal wall
- Remove excess skin
- Improve skin elasticity
- Remove stretch marks
- Remove unsightly scars from previous surgery such as c-sections
- Contour the abdomen and flanks through liposuction
Dr. Schulman performs tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, for women who have not been able to tone their abdominal muscles and are bothered by excess hanging skin. Dr. Schulman recognizes that skin can become loose after weight loss or pregnancy, and no amount of exercise or diet can reduce this extra skin. Dr. Schulman uses advanced expertise in general and plastic surgery to significantly enhance the appearance of the upper and lower abdomen.
During consultation with New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Schulman, you will learn about why it has been impossible to tone the abdominal muscles following pregnancy or weight loss. You will learn about the variety of techniques that Dr. Schulman may use to fully enhance the appearance of your abdomen, including the mini-tummy tuck. You will also discuss state of the art facility, anesthesia options and recovery aids to allow for a safe, rapid recovery.
During tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Schulman will use his skills to tighten the abdominal muscles, particularly the abdominis rectus or the two muscles strips that run up and down in the center of the abdomen. He may perform liposuction simultaneously to remove excess fat of the flanks. Dr. Schulman will then remove the excess skin, creating improved contour. He also will carefully restore a youthful belly button. The incision is keenly hidden beneath a bathing suit and underwear. Following surgery, Dr. Schulman’s highly experienced staff will provide privacy, safety, and high quality care throughout the entire recovery period.
You will return home the same day as surgery and full recovery from the tummy tuck may require up to ten days off work. You will be provided with aids to ease your recovery. There may be post operative restrictions that limit exercise and lifting for up to 6 weeks. Yet, the benefits will be well worth the investment of time.
Dr. Schulman’s patients often feel renewed with a better defined waistline and tight abdomen. Women usually feel more comfortable in clothing and in the participation of social and physical activities. The results often last a lifetime, but may change with weight gain or future pregnancies.
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