Tummy Tuck Surgery (Full, Mini, or Extended Abdominoplasty) – New York, NY

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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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Surgical Technique

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. 

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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.

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