A tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. It is frequently done in men and women who have experienced weight fluctuations and are left with extra tissue that won't go away on its own.
The tummy tuck is extremely common in women who have had one or more children, and it is sometimes referred to as part of a "mommy makeover." The tummy tuck can also be performed as a "body contouring" procedure in someone who has lost a significant amount of weight through diet, exercise, gastric bypass, gastric banding, or some combination of techniques for massive weight loss.
Scars from a tummy tuck are hidden entirely under your bathing suit or underwear line, allowing you to feel confident showing your body after the procedure. The tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction in some people, and this is sometimes referred to as "lipoabdominoplasty."
The tummy tuck is one of the most gratifying operations I perform, as it truly transforms people's lives. I have had a number of patients tell me that their abdominoplasty has allowed them to swim, go to the beach, shop in their favorite stores, date, rekindle their romantic relationships, and exercise-- activities that can be prohibitive when excess skin and fat gets in your way.
If you are thinking about a tummy tuck, liposuction, or lipoabdominoplasty, the first step is scheduling an in-person consultation. To do so, please call (212) 452-2400.