Both men and women who have excess fat in the midsection may struggle with controlling it using diet and exercise alone. This area is often stubborn when it comes to contouring it in a more natural manner. New York City area patients interested in targeting this area with plastic surgery may want to visit a doctor for tummy tuck surgery. The tummy tuck is an incredibly popular body contouring procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the midsection for a tighter, toned abdominal area.
How does the tummy tuck work?
The tummy tuck combines both liposuction and skin removal. Liposuction is performed to remove excess fat in the area after which excess skin often remains. This skin can be removed by cutting it away and suturing the abdominal skin left. In doing so, patients can achieve a flatter tummy and an improved contour with a single surgical procedure.
Can the tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?
Patients who are interested in tummy tuck surgery may also ask about procedures that can be performed at the same time. These may include fat grafting, breast augmentation, breast lifts, and liposuction elsewhere on the body, such as the flanks, buttocks, or thighs. Combining several procedures into one is a great way to save recovery time and money.
In fact, the tummy tuck is often one of the many surgeries performed during a “mommy makeover,” commonly performed on women after they are done having children and want to improve their body shape and size with plastic surgery. This is the best way to restore a youthful body and combat excess fat and skin that may have developed with time during past pregnancies.
Call Dr. Edmund Kwan today!
If you are looking for a “plastic surgeon near me” in the community of New York City and beyond, we invite you to call the practice of Dr. Edmund Kwan and his team today at (212) 734-4488. Patients can book a virtual consultation to find out if the tummy tuck is appropriate for their needs or book an in-person assessment. Three conveniently located offices are available in Manhattan, Flushing, and New Jersey.