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.
I have two other friends that went to Dr. Newman and they had exactly the same issues I had. Both of them had body transformations that were nothing short of incredible. When I first made an appointment to meet with Dr. Newman he called me personally before I even met him. Who does that? From that moment on I had a good feeling about him. My initial consultation took about an hour and, honestly, there wasn't one question I had when I was done. My surgery was scheduled for about two months later and my recovery was not fun- but it was exactly what Dr. Newman prepared me for. There wasn't one thing I experienced during the first few days that Dr. Newman hadn't discussed with me beforehand. I work at a law-firm so I am at a computer all day long and I was back at work on the tenth day after my surgery. I am now about 5 months since my surgery and I am completely thrilled. Doing my breast and belly surgery together was definitely the right choice. I am wearing a bathing suit I never thought I'd ever look good in again and it's an incredible feeling. I would recommend this surgery and this surgeon to anyone. Thanks Dr. Newman!dianaf2
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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