An abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that gets rid of excess skin and fat on the belly. Additionally, tummy tucks can tightens the muscles of the abdomen, which may have been stretched over time. Both men and women can benefit from a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks, and other plastic surgery procedures for the body, are performed by Dr. Michael Wolfeld at the Body Treatment Center in New York City.
During your tummy tuck, a small incision is made on the lower abdomen, below the bikini line so that the tiny scar can easily be hidden with underwear or a swimsuit. Excess fat is then removed from the area, the muscles of the abdomen are tightened, and the skin is pulled taut on the abdomen. The tiny incision site is then closed with sutures. Tummy tucks are usually performed under general anesthesia, though they can be performed on an outpatient basis (meaning that you may not need to stay overnight at the hospital.) Some patients, who have only a small amount of excess skin and fat, may be candidates for a mini tummy tuck.
When you arrive for your initial consultation at the Body Treatment Center, we will help you to determine whether a tummy tuck could be beneficial for your body.