About Tummy Tuck Surgery
For adults, sagging skin and unwanted fat surrounding the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to reduce it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the main reasons why someone may not be able to regain a tighter and slimmer tummy. An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the stomach area, producing youthful-looking results for patients. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio performs abdominoplasty that is tailored to the amount of excess skin and fat present. This popular surgery at Uptown Body Contouring in New York, NY allows individuals the chance to have a slimmer, tighter tummy and restored confidence. Learn more about how a tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat while also tightening the ab muscles by contacting us for a private consultation.
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn't decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn’t decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Google / Oct 09, 2019
"I had a bbl procedure with Dr. D in 2017 and I have to say that I absolutely love my results! He really outdid himself and I could not be happier with my results. In addition to giving me outstanding results, Dr. D gave me back my confidence back. I am able wear sexy and complimentary clothes and I feel great. I love his work so much that I will be going back for a second round! Hands down one of the best in the business!!!"- S.F. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"I was browsing forever for a good BBL surgeon, I decided to go with DelVecchio and I would choose him over and over again. He is very straightforward and will not give you false expectations. I love that he works with most body shapes. I have had successfully multiple rounds with him with no problems. Any concerns I had he was quick to answer via email or text and follow up appointments. You won’t regret his work. I get compliments EVERYDAY AND I LOVE IT!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
"I’ve had such an amazing experience with Dr. Delvecchio and his staff. They are all very welcoming and knowledgeable. During my consultation, i knew right away that i 100% wanted to get my surgery with Dr. DelVechhio. He’s attentive, caring, SAFE, and really knows what he’s talking about. No wonder he is well-known internationally, because his work is amazing!!! I’m currently 3 weeks post-op, and i’m feeling great. I’ve had a speedy recovery and best of all, i love my results and i’m not even fully recovered yet! I’ve had a really low self-esteem these past few years, and Dr. DelVechhio has brought my self-esteem back up. I 100% recommend Dr. DelVecchio! His work is out of this world! Thank you Dr. DelVechhio and staff for taking great care of me and helping me feel great again!"- Y.R. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
Abdominoplasty can be successful for both women and men. If you are frustrated with sagging skin, as well as unwanted fat in the lower abdomen, this cosmetic surgery can help reclaim a tighter and slimmer silhouette. Dr. Del Vecchio suggests that you be at a stable weight prior to surgery. Abdominoplasty is not a procedure to help you lose weight — it removes loose skin. Liposuction is usually implemented during surgery to eliminate fat. If your lower stomach has healthy skin tautness, but you are still unhappy with the appearance of your midsection even though you have worked to lose weight, we may recommend liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy to ensure the surgical outcomes are not affected.
Body contouring of the abdomen is performed with general anesthesia. There are various techniques to consider when the surgery is performed by Dr. Del Vecchio, which is unique to the patient's specific goals. For starters, the incision size is chosen based on the amount of excess skin. Some patients with extensive lax skin may require a full tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck places the incision from hip bone to hip bone, just above the pubic region. Other patients with minimal skin looseness may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck. These individuals still benefit from skin tightening but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of the type, all tummy tuck procedures at Uptown Body Contouring involve the removal of sagging skin and unwanted pockets of fat.
What to Expect
Following this procedure, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to reduce swelling. Walking upright will be a bit painful at first so you should rest for a few days. Moving about becomes easier once the tightness subsides and the incision begins to heal. Most patients can resume everyday functions in about two weeks. Exercise can resume later, closer to six weeks or when you are cleared by Dr. Del Vecchio. The abdominal area will feel tight and uncomfortable, but you will look and feel normal again after recovering.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will develop your unique abdominoplasty plan based on your specific needs and goals before discussing costs. He will be better able to estimate your costs when the type of tummy tuck has been selected, what technique will be used, what anesthesia is needed, and more. To make sure you get great results from a skilled plastic surgeon, Uptown Body Contouring helps to make your tummy tuck easier to afford by accepting many payment methods and helping you find low-interest financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
There are three main types of tummy tucks: full, mini, and extended. In your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will ask about your needs and goals before examining your stomach. Then, he can better decide which tummy tuck will give you the best results. A full tummy tuck is good if you want to correct issues in the upper and lower abdomen while a mini tummy tuck is good if you only have issues below your belly button, like a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck is designed to improve the abdomen, as well as the hips and upper thighs.
What will my scars look like?
Surgical incisions for your tummy tuck will depend on which type you are getting. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Del Vecchio makes the smallest incisions possible to limit scars. He also makes incisions in less visible areas (in the pubic region or belly button) so they can be concealed by a swimsuit or underwear. After your surgery, it's important to follow your scar care instructions so your stitches heal flat and blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you can get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it will alter your results. Dr. Del Vecchio recommends that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you consider a tummy tuck. If you do get pregnant after a tummy tuck, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
A lot of patients add another cosmetic surgery with a tummy tuck to give them more dramatic improvements. During your consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio, talk to him about your concerns so a unique treatment plan can be developed that matches your goals. You may combine a tummy tuck with a thigh lift for a lower body lift or several areas for custom body contouring.
Plan Your Procedure
Attain a Tighter Tummy
Many factors can lead to a stretched-out abdominal area that creates hanging folds of skin. We know it can be a troubling problem to have — abdominoplasty is generally the primary way to overcome this. If you are embarrassed by the hanging skin in your abdomen, no matter how minimal or severe, abdominoplasty by skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio in New York, NY can help you attain the look you desire. Please contact Uptown Body Contouring to learn more.