Pregnancy, weight gain and aging can all impact the skin, muscle and tissue on the stomach. Even with diet and exercise, it can be nearly impossible to tighten and flatten the stomach if the skin and muscles are stretched. Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, can restore a flat, tight stomach by removing excess skin and tissue and repairing stretched muscles. Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio at Uptown Body Contouring offers multiple types of tummy tucks at our clinic in NYC.
Abdominoplasty is not a weight or fat loss procedure, but instead a skin and body contouring surgery for the midsection. Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from the abdomen, but it does not address loose skin or stretched muscles. A tummy tuck is used primarily to remove excess skin and repair the tissue underneath. Liposuction can also be performed if there is excess fatty tissue that is resistant to weight loss.
Good candidates for abdominoplasty are at a healthy weight but are unhappy with their stomach due to loose skin and tissue. Most patients have lost a significant amount of weight or were pregnant, resulting in stretched skin and tissue. Dr. Del Vecchio takes the time to meet with each patient to determine the best procedure for their body type and desired results, whether it be a mini or full tummy tuck.
Mini and Full Tummy Tuck Surgery
There are various types of tummy tucks, based on how much skin or tissue needs to be removed or repaired. A mini tummy tuck has a small incision and a shorter recovery time, while a full tummy tuck has a larger incision and longer recovery. Dr. Del Vecchio ensures that all abdominoplasty incisions are discreetly placed to make them easier to hide when wearing a swimsuit or undergarments.
Abdominoplasty can achieve beautiful results, restoring a flat, youthful appearance for the stomach. Men and women can enjoy a sculpted midsection that is slim and taut, boosting their self-confidence.
If you are frustrated with sagging skin and unwanted fat in the lower abdomen, tummy tuck surgery can help reclaim a tighter and slimmer silhouette and midsection. To learn more about abdominoplasty procedures available at Uptown Body Contouring, contact our practice in Manhattan. We can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio to discuss whether a tummy tuck is right for you.