Even if you are a die-hard workout fanatic and eat as healthy as possible, you might still struggle to tone up your midsection. Weight fluctuations, aging, and pregnancy often result in sagging or weak abdominal muscles, excess fat, and loose skin. No matter the cause of your belly pouch, no amount of kale salads and hours at the gym will get you the results you desire. If the look of your midsection bothers you, find out on the blog today the surprising benefits of a tummy tuck in Manhattan.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck could provide you with the results you’ve been looking for – tighter abdominal muscles, a taut midsection, and in some cases, fewer stretch marks or reduced scaring (from a previous C-section). This surgical procedure also eliminates excess fat and loose skin, although it is not a solution for dramatic weight loss. Candidates for a tummy tuck should be close to their goal weight.
Should you get lipo or a tummy tuck?
The answer to this question will depend on your beauty goals and your availability to commit to downtime. Lipo aims to remove excess fat deposits but doesn’t do much to tighten skin or muscles, only reduce fat cells. You might be the right candidate for lipo if you have good skin elasticity and only aim to eliminate fat. Tummy tucks reduce fat and tighten skin and abdominal muscles. In some instances, both procedures are combined to achieve the best results. If you aren’t sure which procedure is best for you, schedule a consultation with one of Manhattan’s celebrity plastic surgeons, Dr. B. Aviva Preminger.
Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
Patients who are within range of their goal weight and presently not experiencing weight fluctuations are good candidates for a tummy tuck. Also, tummy tucks in Manhattan are ideal for women wanting to obtain their pre-baby body or for those struggling to achieve toned abs.
FAQs About Tummy Tucks
If you’re interested in getting a tummy tuck, here are a few facts you should know about this surgical option.
The procedure is about 2-4 hours in length and is conducted under general anesthesia. This means that you will be put to sleep for the surgery, although it is usually an outpatient procedure. Risks include bleeding, swelling, infection, and asymmetry. However, choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in NYC reduces these risks. After your surgery, you may experience temporary swelling, bruising, tightness, and pain. Dr. Preminger will discuss pain management techniques with you before your surgery so that you can adequately prepare. You should be able to return to work and resume light exercise within about two weeks following surgery. Strenuous activity should be postponed for at least six weeks. Results can be permanent so long as you continue with an exercise regimen and a nutritious diet.
Tummy Tucks in Manhattan, NYC
If you are interested in learning more about what it’s like to get a tummy tuck or want to schedule a consultation for this surgical procedure, contact Preminger Plastic Surgery at (212) 706-1900 or visit our website to schedule a telemedicine consultation. Dr. Preminger is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Manhattan and New York City. Please visit our before and after photo gallery to browse photos of our tummy tuck patients.