Perhaps your resolution for 2016 was to lose a certain amount of weight and fit into a particular clothing size by summer. You stuck to your diet and exercise program and the numbers on the scale started to drop. Despite your success in your weight loss efforts, you are not finding those smaller clothing sizes are fitting as well as you hoped. The problem may not lie in the number on the scale, but in stubborn pockets of fat and loose skin that are not responding to your weight loss efforts. If this sounds like you, Dr. Newman at Advanced Plastic Surgery and Laser Center has the help you need to finish off your weight loss goals.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, tissue and fat from the midsection to create a more streamlined body contour. This procedure also works underneath the outer layers of abdominal skin to tighten muscles and create a more toned appearance to the midsection. A tummy tuck may be the procedure you need to put the finishing touches on your weight loss results and create the body profile you were hoping for. Tummy tucks are major surgical procedures that make take a number of hours to perform and require an extended recovery period afterward. However, these procedures offer dramatic, long- lasting results that cannot usually be achieved through diet, exercise and other means. Even if you have undergone bariatric surgery and lost a significant amount of weight, you may still require a tummy tuck to remove skin that did not have time to conform to your new body contour and create smoothness and tone around your midsection.
Candidates for a Tummy Tuck
The best candidates for a tummy tuck will have the following:
- Good physical and mental health
- Non-smokers (nicotine can impact the way your incision heals and increase risks associated with anesthesia)
- A healthy weight, with areas of fat and loose skin that need to be removed
- A healthy lifestyle that will help them to maintain their positive results
- Patients that have realistic expectations about the outcome of their procedures
At your initial consultation, Dr. Newman will take a full medical history and talk to you about your aesthetic goals. At that time, he will help you determine whether a tummy tuck is the right procedure for you or if another option like liposuction might meet your needs and goals better. Dr. Newman also offers 3D imaging to help you “see” your results before you undergo any procedure, helping to ensure the procedure you select will be the right one for you.
The Personalized Approach
The tummy tuck is a personalized procedure that should be customized to your specific needs and desired outcome. Dr. Newman understands the importance of the personal approach, which is why he will spend ample time with you at your initial consultation to determine precisely what those needs and goals might be. From that meeting, Dr. Newman can create a customized plan for your surgery that will provide you with the results you are hoping for.
Are You Ready for a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure that can involve a recovery time of a few weeks to a few months. You will also be expected to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program during your recovery and long after to maintain your positive results. If you believe a tummy tuck is the right surgical procedure for you, contact Dr. Newman’s office today to schedule your personal consultation: Manhattan: (212) 472-6100, Westchester: (914) 423-9000, Greenwich: (203) 263-9000 or Long Island: (516) 882-1020.