A tummy tuck is the ideal procedure for patients in Jackson Heights and Queens who are struggling to improve the appearance of their abdomen. Loose skin, pockets of excess fat, and stretched-out abdominal muscles can make it impossible to attain a flat and toned stomach. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edwin Moreno can provide you with the personalized surgical care and natural-looking results you need.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is an operation that is designed to reshape an abdomen that has stretched beyond its ability to return to normal. This stretching can occur through pregnancies or weight gain and loss. The abdominoplasty procedure removes excess skin (usually creating a new belly button) and fat while the underlying muscles are tightened.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Good Candidates for a tummy tuck should be in good overall health and should have realistic goals and expectations. Patients with loose or sagging abdominal skin, stretched and separated muscles along the abdominal wall due to weight changes or pregnancies, and pockets of fat across the stomach can benefit from a tummy tuck.
The Mini Tummy Tuck
For patients where the sagging skin is mainly in the lower part of the abdomen, the mini-abdominoplasty is an additional option. This procedure is not as extensive due to a smaller incision that is easily hidden under a two piece bathing suit. The abdominoplasty procedure is done as an outpatient procedure. The procedure is combined with liposuction of the waist to provide a shape with improved curves.
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How a Tummy Tuck is Performed
The procedure is performed at an accredited outpatient facility. Anesthetic options include local anesthesia with conscious sedation or general anesthesia. The actual placement of incisions and design of the abdominal incisions vary depending on the looseness of the skin, the amount of fat to be removed and the condition of the overlying skin and prior scars. Standard abdominoplasty tightens all of the abdominal wall skin leaving a standard scar in the lower abdomen
Mini-abdominoplasty can usually be performed under conscious sedation on an outpatient basis. Mini-abdominoplasty tightens the lower abdominal wall skin only leaving a shorter scar. One small suction drain is inserted in full abdominoplasty procedures.
Recovering After Your Tummy Tuck
- Discomfort is usually controlled with oral medications.
- Recovery will be at home with a responsible adult caregiver.
- Drains are removed in 2-3 days.
- Sutures resorb spontaneously.
- A compression garment with dressings over the incision sites is used.
- Light activity may be resumed in 7-21 days. Sports will probably not be comfortable for about 6 weeks.
- An abdominal binder (compression garment) is usually worn for 4-6 weeks.
What Results Can Be Expected?
A smoother flatter abdomen and a smaller waisline.
* Individual results may vary.
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Tummy Tuck Cost
Each procedure is personalized to address the unique issues of the patient. Price can vary based on the techniques used and the amount of work required to attain the patient’s ideal goals. Financing options are available.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Moreno Plastic Surgery today to schedule an appointment or call us at (718) 478-2852. We offer abdominoplasty for men and women in Jackson Heights and Queens. Our team can provide you with outstanding results from your tummy tuck.