Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
If you’ve been having trouble eliminating extra skin folds in the abdominal region, our experienced doctors at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group can help you attain a tighter, athletic-looking stomach. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, at our Long Island, New York practice is the gold standard procedure for getting rid of stubborn, excess skin in the midsection. This commonly performed procedure can give you a more toned, fit appearance to the stomach and help you get rid of extra fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. A tummy tuck can also be very beneficial for new mothers who are having trouble getting back to their pre-pregnancy figures. Plastic surgeons at LIPSG are some of the most skilled and respected in the region, and many have been trained and educated at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. Our doctors are highly adept with abdominoplasty procedures and offer safe, effective treatment that can provide you with natural-looking results.
Please contact the experienced plastic surgeons at LIPSG for more information on tummy tuck surgery at our Long Island, New York practice.
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
- Tummy Tuck Procedure
- Tummy Tuck Recovery
- Tummy Tuck Risks
- Before and After Photos
Click here to access our Patient Portal.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
A tummy tuck, medically referred to as abdominoplasty, is designed to remove extra fat and skin from the abdominal region and redrape the area for a firmer midsection. Excess skin folds and fat can appear in this region to a number of factors, including:
- Significant weight loss
Excess fat and skin in the abdomen can often be extraordinarily difficult to eliminate, even with a strict diet and a rigorous exercise routine. As you can see in some of these before-and-after tummy tuck photos, this procedure can do wonders for tightening the abdominal muscles and getting rid of the excess skin.
Contact the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group to schedule a consultation with one of our tummy tuck surgeons. We will discuss all aspects of the procedure with you and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
A tummy tuck typically begins with an incision made above the pubic area, stretching from hip to hip. Another incision is made to free the navel from surrounding tissue. The skin is then lifted, and the underlying abdominal muscles tightened and pulled taut. Excess skin is removed, and the remainder is redraped and tightened for a firmer, flatter appearance. The navel is then stitched back into place and the incisions closed.
Tummy tuck surgery can be performed at one of our state-of-the-art, fully equipped new operating rooms located at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group’s Garden City facility. These new rooms have been certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), an organization which recognizes operating environments that adhere to the highest standards of care.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Patients should expect a recovery process of several weeks before feeling completely back to normal; however, you can typically expect to be back to your normal daily routine after about one to two weeks. Some swelling and bruising is to be expected while the area heals, and any discomfort can be managed with medication. Strenuous exercise and strain to the abdominal region should be avoided for at least six weeks after a tummy tuck procedure. Short walks should be taken soon after surgery to avoid blood clots. There will be some degree of scarring after the procedure; however, scarring from tummy tuck surgery will likely diminish to a certain extent over time, and the scar can typically be hidden under clothing, and even swimwear.
Tummy Tuck Risks
LIPSG doctors are extremely skilled and experienced with tummy tuck procedures and will make every effort to minimize risks. Risks can be further minimized by patients strictly adhering to the surgeon’s instructions both before and after the procedure. All aspects of tummy tuck surgery, including risk of complications, will be discussed in detail at your initial consultation.
Ready for Your Consultation?
You can tighten the abs and achieve a flatter appearance to the stomach with tummy tuck surgery from our Long Island and Manhattan-area practice. Please contact LIPSG to schedule a consultation. Our plastic surgeons can help you eliminate stubborn, excess fat from the midsection and revitalize your body contours.