Tummy Tuck in Westchester
Get the tummy you desire most!
Do you want to reduce sagging skin and fat around your stomach area? Would you love to have tight, flat and toned abs? A flat tummy is something many women and men desire but few of us can achieve. A Westchester Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) may be the solution you’ve been searching for.
Because of pregnancy, aging, fluctuations in weight or stubborn areas of fat on the body, diet and exercise alone are often not enough to lose the excess weight and skin around the midsection. A tummy tuck at our Westchester plastic surgery center can create an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer to help restore or create the body of your dreams.
Those seeking a Westchester tummy tuck may have developed a loose or sagging abdomen due to:
- Significant fluctuations in weight
At Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center in Bedford Hills, near Mount Kisco, Katonah, Chappaqua and Armonk, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chang Soo Kim, MD, a Yale University School of Medicine trained plastic surgeon, is an expert in the tummy tuck procedure, having performed them 100s of times during his career.
The tummy tuck surgery flattens the abdomen by reducing extra fat and skin, and also by tightening muscles in your abdominal wall. Although the procedure will likely leave a permanent scar between the hips, it will be low enough for even a bikini to conceal it.
The Tummy Tuck at Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center in Westchester:
- Performed by acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon
- Reduce excess fat
- Tightens both muscle and skin
- General anesthesia
- Comfortable, luxury medical setting
With a balanced diet and regular exercise, results are long lasting. Dr. Kim is an expert on body fat who provides each tummy tuck patient with a special routine to help them maintain their weight and fitness level after the procedure.
A tummy tuck is a highly customized procedure. Dr. Kim would be happy to sit down to design and customize the right treatment for you. In some cases, a mini-tummy tuck may be a more appropriate alternative, depending on how much skin tightening and fat removal needs to be done. Go here to read more about the Mini Tummy Tuck.
Tummy Tuck FAQs
Q. Who is a good tummy tuck candidate?
A man or woman in good health who is unhappy about sagging, excess skin around their stomach (which can be caused by pregnancy, weight loss or gain, aging).
Q. What are the different types of tummy tuck procedures?
There is the traditional tummy tuck/abdominoplasty procedure as well as the mini tummy tuck (Read about the mini tummy tuck here). The type of abdominoplasty that is appropriate for a patient depends on the amount of sagging skin that is removed, the degree of tightening that is required for the stomach muscles, etc. A mini tummy tuck is best for patients who require a minimal amount of abdominal muscle tightening and loose skin removal below the belly button.
Q. How is a tummy tuck performed?
Generally, a horizontal incision is placed just within or above the pubic area. The length of the incision, which extends laterally toward the pelvic bones, depends largely on the amount of skin to be removed. The contour of this incision will vary somewhat according to the structure of your abdomen and the style of bathing suit or undergarments that you prefer. Sometimes liposuction may be used alone, or in conjunction with abdominoplasty, to reduce abdominal fat. Dr. Kim will discuss with you the particular method that he recommends for achieving the best result in your particular case.
Q. How long does a tummy tuck procedure take?
While the time varies depending on each individual patient, a tummy tuck procedure can take anywhere from 2-5 hours.
Q. What type of anesthesia is used?
A tummy tuck requires general anesthesia.
Q. What is recovery like after a tummy tuck?
Light activities may be resumed a few days after the operation. You should take it easy for at least 2 weeks after surgery. You will be able to wear a compression garment for several weeks after surgery while you heal.
Q. When can I return to work after a tummy tuck?
You can return to work within 2 weeks after a tummy tuck. However, you should avoid strenuous activities for 4-6 weeks to allow for proper healing.
Q. Does a tummy tuck leave scars?
The resulting scar from a tummy tuck runs from hip to hip. The incision is made low on the stomach and is easily covered by bikini bottoms or undergarments.
Q. Are tummy tuck results permanent?
Results may be long lasting, provided the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy diet and exercise regime.