Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

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Have you dropped some weight but find yourself with sagging, loose skin? Has childbirth taken a visible toll on your belly? Do you want to eliminate love handles and flatten your stomach? Here at the boutique NYC plastic surgery office of Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, we are often asked by patients if they need a tummy tuck or liposuction. Both …

Is a Reverse Abdominoplasty Right for You?

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You may already be familiar with the term “tummy tuck,” medically referred to as an abdominoplasty. Tummy tucks are a great way to remove excess skin and fat in the abdominal region, tighten the underlying muscles, and produce a toned, pleasingly contoured torso. Tummy tucks are particularly popular among women who are finished growing their families. They are often included as …

Plastic Surgery Tourism Dangers

Most elective cosmetic surgery procedures – including tummy tucks, butt lifts and breast augmentation — aren’t covered by insurance.  In the quest for perkier bust lines, flatter stomachs and cheaper costs, increasing numbers of Americans are traveling overseas for plastic surgery. Enticed by all-inclusive surgical vacation packages at discounted rates, nearly 800,000 U.S. patients flock to countries like the Dominican Republic, …

Bikini Season Is Here – Is Your Midriff Ready?

You’ve probably heard of liposuction, tummy tucks, perhaps even lower body lifts. But what about “outie” surgery? Medically known as umbilicoplasty, this is a cosmetic procedure that can turn an “outie” into an “innie.” A belly button might be a fairly insignificant part of one’s anatomy, at least in terms of function. But aesthetics can be a major concern for women, particularly …

Cosmetic Surgery Dangers: Importance of Being Your Own Patient Advocate

A recent op-ed piece in the Guardian spotlights the growing demand for cosmetic surgery and the disastrous consequences faced by patients who take the plunge without performing their due diligence first. In her article, Ranjana Srivastava recounts the stories of uninformed patients who belatedly suffer the ramifications of their hasty decision to have ‘routine’ treatments to remove a mole, eradicate …

Benefits and Risks of Combined Hysterectomy & Panniculectomy

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A hysterectomy to treat uterine fibroids, organ prolapse, cancer, endometriosis, pelvic pain or adenomyosis doesn’t have to be a dreaded procedure. Now women can simultaneously have hanging abdominal fat and skin removed (in a procedure known as a panniculectomy) to enhance their appearance, without an increased risk of complications. A tummy tuck surgeon can plan the procedure in conjunction with a general …

Tummy Tucks: 3 Surprising Medical Benefits

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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that over the last four years, the number of tummy tucks performed in the U.S. has risen 87 percent, making it among the most requested cosmetic surgery procedures among women. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is frequently sought post-pregnancy or after major weight loss. Unlike diet and exercise alone, which …

Tummy Tucks for Moms: Top Plastic Surgeons Tackle Big Questions

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The joys of motherhood may be priceless, but there are some costs moms don’t want to pay – stretch marks and sagging skin around the belly, to name a few. But is tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, only for moms who have finished having kids? What about women who may want kids down the line?  And can busy …

Can I Have A Tummy Tuck If I Am Not Done Having Kids?

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Although there is some debate as to the best time to have a tummy tuck, the basic answer to the question is “yes”–abdominoplasty will not present a problem for future pregnancies. Most plastic surgeons, however, do recommend waiting to have tummy tuck surgery until you’re done having children. This is because a post-abdominoplasty pregnancy can affect long-term results and satisfaction with the original …