Tummy Tuck in Manhattan, NYC & Long Island
Like you, many men and women in Manhattan, New York City, Long Island and neighboring communities work hard to tone and tighten their midsections. Unfortunately, your efforts may not pay off as you wish. Several factors affect how well you can tone your abdomen, and many of these factors are outside your control. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD, recommends tummy tuck surgery to overcome the problems.
What is a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
Loose skin, stubborn fat and lax muscles all lend to a flabby abdomen. The issues may stem from genetics, pregnancy and aging. Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes the fat and skin to give your tummy a tight, toned and sexy appearance. Dr. Baldenhofer specializes in tummy tuck techniques that maintain the appropriate contours for your gender.
What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery gives you a more attractive abdomen, but not all tummy tuck procedures are the same. Men and women have distinct contours that enhance femininity or masculinity. For women, Dr. Baldenhofer ensures that your abdomen has smooth, soft contours. For men, he creates a more muscular appearance. Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck to carefully sculpt the remaining fat.
Who is a Good Candidate for Abdominoplasty?
To be considered for abdominoplasty, you should be in good shape and have excess fat below and/or above the bellybutton. You may also have loose skin caused by pregnancy or weight loss. Dr. Baldenhofer can also tighten stomach muscles with sutures. This is typically needed for women after pregnancy and people who have lost a large amount of weight.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Not all patients need a full tummy tuck, so Dr. Baldenhofer offers a mini tummy tuck procedure. The surgery is recommended for men and women who only have excess fat below the bellybutton. The surgery does not help with lax abdominal muscles.
What Should I Expect from a Tummy Tuck?
Dr. Baldenhofer performs abdominoplasty procedures in our certified in-house surgical suite. The incision is similar for full and mini tummy tucks. It extends from one hip bone to the other following a line along the pelvic region. After he makes the incision, Dr. Baldenhofer may pull the muscles tight and hold them in place with sutures. This only applies to full tummy tucks. The skin and fat is pulled taut over the abdomen, and the excess is trimmed.
Recovery from a tummy tuck can take up to six weeks. You can return to a low stress job (like a desk job) within two weeks and can expect to be fully healed in six weeks. You will need to follow post-surgery instructions carefully to promote proper healing and minimize the risks of complications.
How Much Does Abdominoplasty Cost in Manhattan?
After your consultation, we explain the cost of your abdominoplasty procedure. Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Are you unhappy with the results of exercising to tone your midsection? You may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty by board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD. He serves patients in Manhattan, New York City, Long Island and other nearby cities from his two office locations. Contact us today to schedule your free personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.