Tummy Tuck in New York City—Tone Your Midsection
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as tummy tuck, can help patients of our New York City plastic surgery practice restore flatter, tighter abdominal contours. One of the most common body contouring procedures performed by Dr. Matthew Schulman, tummy tuck surgery 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
Am I a Good Candidate for Abdominoplasty?
Dr. Schulman performs abdominoplasty for women who are bothered by separated or weakened abdominal muscles and loose skin. It is particularly helpful to women who have lost the contour of their abdomens after weight loss or pregnancy. For women seeking to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies, Dr. Schulman may perform tummy tuck surgery as part of a comprehensive mommy makeover.
During your consultation with Dr. Schulman at our New York City office, he will determine your candidacy for tummy tuck surgery. You will learn about the variety of techniques that may be used to enhance the appearance of your abdomen, including the mini tummy tuck. He will discuss your options and help you decide on a treatment plan that will meet your goals.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
During tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Schulman tightens the abdominal muscles, particularly the abdominis rectus (the two strips of muscles that run up and down in the center of the abdomen). He may perform liposuction to remove excess fat of the flanks. Dr. Schulman then removes the excess skin, creating an improved contour. He also restores a youthful belly button. Throughout the procedure, Dr. Schulman takes great care to place the incisions discretely, where they can be concealed beneath a bathing suit and underwear.
Tummy Tuck Recovery Process
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. Full recovery may require up to ten days off work. We will provide you with aids to ease your recovery. There may be post-operative restrictions that limit exercise and lifting for up to six weeks. Yet, the benefits will be well worth the investment of time.
After abdominoplasty, Dr. Schulman’s patients often feel renewed with a better-defined waistline and tight abdomen. Women usually feel more comfortable in clothing and when participating in social and physical activities. The results of a tummy tuck often last a lifetime but may change with weight gain or future pregnancies.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery at our New York City plastic surgery practice, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schulman.