We think that if we eat right and exercise that we can control the size of our belly. Some people are born lucky and have very little trouble keeping their figure. However, most people will see their stomachs expand as they age, no matter what they do. This is because the stomach is a place where fat is easily formed and is highly resistant to weight loss through diet and exercise.
When you gain weight, either through lifestyle choices, or pregnancy, the muscles and skin of your abdomen are stretched past their ability to “snap” back. In cases such as this, the Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) procedure can restore the tight skin and muscles you had prior to pregnancy.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
The tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and tightens the abdominal muscles to create a leaner figure. Excess skin will also be removed, so that you will not have sagging skin after the fat is removed.
Dr. Newman performs the tummy tuck while you are under general anesthesia. An incision is made at the hip bone and drawn across the pubic area to the other hip bone. An additional incision is made at the navel.
After separating the skin from the wall of the abdomen, the loose muscles are sutured and tightened. Next, Dr. Newman removes fat and excess skin. If needed, liposuction can be performed to treat rolls at the hip. The navel is then reconstructed and repositioned to fit your new trim abdomen.
The tummy tuck procedure may take several hours to perform, and recovery may take a few weeks to a few months. Both the procedure and the time to recover depends on the individual patient. It is important for you to remember that you must maintain a healthy diet and exercise to keep a toned appearance.
This site was really helpful for me while I was trying to decide if I wanted to have liposuction, so I wanted to post my experience in hopes that it would help someone else trying to make the decision for themselves.Read More I am about 5’7 and my weight fluctuates between 140-145 pounds. I am very active and work out 4 times a week on average. That being said, I have been “fighting” with my outer thighs my entire life. I have tried a million different diets, and every kind of workout, and nothing has really helped. To put it in perspective, I have a size 2 waist and size 6 thighs. I am a curvy woman, and had no desire to change that, but just wanted my upper and lower body to be more proportionate.nycgirl30
So, for my 30th birthday, I decided to have liposuction on my outer thighs. The doctor I chose, Dr. Scott Newman, suggested that I do my inner and outer thighs, my banana roll, and my inner knee, so I went ahead with all 4 areas. I am writing a separate (great) review of him and his staff on the doctors review page.
I had my surgery yesterday, so this post describes my experience thus far. He made a total of 6 incisions, 1 in my groin, 1 under my butt, and 1 on the back of my knee on each leg. The surgery only took about 90 minutes. I was under general anesthesia, so I went to sleep and woke up when it was over. So far the recovery has been pretty easy, and I have only needed to take tylenol and not the vicodin they prescribed me. I was able to shower today and remove the compression garment I woke up in. I was pleasantly surprised! I am definitely swollen and a little bruised, but it’s not bad at all. I can already tell that it has maade a huge difference. I will be posting as my recovery goes on, but so far so good…very good.
I purchased a bottle of Arnicka from my doctor to help with the swelling and bruising because I tend to bruise pretty easily. It seems tohave worked for me and I would highly recommend it. I am barely bruised and not that swollen. I can’t guarantee that it’s due to the Arnicka, but I can’t say that it’s not, either.
The only negative part of this experience was that they never mentioned that they would be inserting a catheter during the surgery. I would have liked to have been forewarned that a side of effect of that can be the inability to urinate for a few hours after the procedure. It took about 6 hours or so before I was able to go, and it made me really nervous and worried because it was unexpected and I didn’t know why I couldn’t go. Other than that, everything went really well and has been great so far. I can’t wait for the swelling and bruising to go away and to see even better results.
For me, this decision, and the experience thus far has been totally worth it!
After separating the skin from the wall of the abdomen, the loose muscles are sutured and tightened. Next, Dr. Newman removes fat and excess skin. If needed, liposuction can be performed to treat rolls at the hip. The navel is then reconstructed and repositioned to fit your new trim abdomen. The tummy tuck procedure may take several hours to perform, and recovery may take a few weeks to a few months. Both the procedure and the time to recover depends on the individual patient. It is important for you to remember that you must maintain a healthy diet and exercise to keep a toned appearance.
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Tummy Tuck Candidates
Dr. Newman will take a medical history during your one-on-one consultation, as well as evaluate you to make sure you are a candidate for a tummy tuck; good candidates are:
- Emotionally and physically healthy
- Lead a somewhat active lifestyle
- Within 25 pounds of their ideal weight
- Realistic about the outcome of the surgery
If you believe you may be a candidate for the tummy tuck procedure, and are in New York City, including Manhattan and Long Island, please contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center for an initial consultation.
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