After you’ve given birth or lost a lot of weight, you have a lot to be proud of. If a protruding or sagging stomach is getting in the way of your happiness, comfort, or self-esteem, the surgical team at Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics in Midtown West, Manhattan, and New Hyde Park in Long Island can help you decide if a tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is an option for you. To book your consultation, call your nearest New York City clinic or use the convenient online scheduling tool today.
A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that reduces the size of your abdomen by tightening your muscles and removing fat, skin, or both. Your belly may be protruding or saggy due to a recent pregnancy, genetics, weight fluctuations, or general aging.
In any case, a tummy tuck can give you a chance at comfort and confidence in your body when a healthy lifestyle alone won’t suffice.
Abdominoplasty surgeries involve more than just the removal of some fat. Your surgeon makes a horizontal incision below your belly button and removes skin and fat from the area.
Then, they reposition and tighten your muscles and connective tissue before suturing the incision and adjusting the skin around your belly button so it looks natural.
Unlike some other surgeries, the scar from your abdominoplasty should lay in the natural crease on your waistline. The results of your surgery are permanent as long as you keep your weight stable.
A tummy tuck gives you a flatter, less voluminous, and tighter abdomen. However, you shouldn’t get a tummy tuck with the intention of losing a significant amount of weight. Your surgeon may advise you to lose weight through diet and exercise before pursuing abdominoplasty surgery.
A tummy tuck can also diminish some stretch marks in the area below your belly button. If you have a C-section scar, a tummy tuck scar can be incorporated with it so you don’t have two scars on your abdomen.
There are several steps you can take to prepare yourself for a successful abdominoplasty surgery. Your surgeon may advise you to:
If you want to improve your appearance with a tummy tuck but you’re afraid that it’s unaffordable, the Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics team can help you arrange an affordable payment plan through Prosper®.
If the fat or skin on your tummy makes you unhappy or physically uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to book a consultation for a tummy tuck at Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics today, by phone or online.