What to Expect after a Tummy Tuck

Those looking for a tummy tuck in Manhattan have been coming to Discreet Plastic Surgery for years. Dr. Daniel Kaufman and his staff are able to set you up with a consultation that will help you get ready before the procedure as well as learn what to expect after the abdominoplasty. Sure, you can expect to spend some time recovering and ultimately having a nicely contoured  midsection. Below are a few other things to expect during your recovery period.

 

  • Fatigue. During the first few days after your abdominoplasty in Manhattan you should expect to be tired. Grogginess is even more likely if you were sedated or under anesthesia during the procedure. During the first three or four days rest and relax as your body is fatigued from recovering. Limit movement to only brief walks to help with circulation.

 

  • Swelling. As with other cosmetic surgery, including a liposuction in Manhattan, swelling is to be expected following a tummy tuck. Use an ice pack on and off throughout the day to reduce swelling during the early stages of recovery. The true results of the tummy tuck will not be fully visible until this swelling goes down, which could be a week after the procedure. In some cases swelling takes longer to disappear completely.

 

  • Tenderness. Expect to feel some discomfort in the surgical area. Medication, either over-the-counter or prescription, will be able to help with this discomfort and will usually not be needed a week or two after recovery. Pain medication can lead to constipation so you should also look into getting stool softeners while taking the meds.

 

  • Bruises. During your tummy tuck in Manhattan fat tissue and skin is removed. This can lead to the rupture of blood cells which causes bruising. The mild discoloration you see from bruising will disappear in about a week after the procedure.

 

Your recovery depends on the type of tummy tuck procedure you have as well as the way you prepare for the procedure. Speak to Dr. Daniel Kaufman about the best ways to prepare for surgery and to help lay out a plan for you during a consultation session. By following the doctor’s advice you are more likely to have a successful surgery and a quick and comfortable recovery.

 

If you would like more information on tummy tucks or other cosmetic surgery call Discreet Plastic Surgery at (212)444-9095. One of Dr. Kaufman’s friendly staff will happily answer any of your questions and set you up for an appointment.

Is a Male Tummy Tuck for You?

Those looking for a tummy tuck in the Manhattan area benefit from the skilled hands of Dr. Daniel Kaufman and his staff at Discreet Plastic Surgery. Every year more men are opting for plastic surgery with liposuction being the most asked for procedure. Many times a tummy tuck is the perfect accompaniment to liposuction, but how do you know if a male tummy tuck is right for you? Let’s take a look at what could make an abdominoplasty from a Manhattan cosmetic surgeon the best decision for you.

 

Tummy tucks are ideal for men who have just lost a lot of weight. Whether you just had liposuction in Manhattan or have been dieting and exercising like crazy to lose some pounds, significant weight loss can leave excess skin around the abdomen. In this situation, a tummy tuck is the perfect way to put some finishing touches on your new look and to clean up the loose skin left behind. Losing all the weight is a great first step but if you really want your midsection to look amazing, a tummy tuck is the best way to complete the job.

 

Although tummy tucks aren’t a replacement for a good diet and exercise when it comes to achieving a sculpted midsection, they are useful to men who have adhered to a steady regimen and are still having difficulty getting the toned results they desire. Some men naturally have more subcutaneous fat, which is stored under the skin, than abdominal fat which is found around the intestines. For these people it can be extra hard to get toned and a tummy tuck could be just what you need to get the look you’ve been working so hard for.

 

There is a variety of tummy tuck options available for men today, from the traditional procedures to more advanced techniques and Dr. Kaufman is glad to help find out which one is best for you. Tummy tucks for men are hardly different from the for women other than that men have naturally thicker skin. Recovery shouldn’t take long and before you know it you’ll be up on your feet ready to enjoy life with your slimmer, trimmer body.

 

With summer approaching and spring already upon us, now is the time to start getting your body in shape for the pool or the beach, or even just lounging in the back yard. A simple tummy tuck from Manhattan surgeon Dr. Daniel Kaufman will not only make you look better but will also leave you feeling better as you will be brimming with confidence.

 

For more information on tummy tucks and other cosmetic surgery give Discreet Plastic Surgery a call at one of our offices. Call the New York City office at (212)444-9095, or the Brooklyn office at (718)705-4251. Our friendly staff will gladly set up an appointment or consultation for you and answer any questions you may have regarding our procedures.

30s For a Tummy Tuck in Manhattan: Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures by Age

dps-procedure-by-ageIf you’re considering an abdominoplasty, you’re likely to be in your early to mid-thirties. Nose job requests usually come from teens and young adults, while facelifts are most often for women age fifty and above. When it comes to a tummy tuck, Manhattan surgeons report that women in their thirties more often choose abdominoplasty. Age is though, as they say, just a number. Dr. Kaufman and his team have two main considerations when someone requests a procedure: one, are they legally old enough to have the procedure (with or without parental consent, as applicable), and two, would the procedure cause any detriment to their health or wellbeing?

Children and young teenagers cannot get plastic surgery, mainly because their bodies are still developing. Most surgeons recommend waiting until puberty is complete before making any major changes. One exception to this rule can be rhinoplasty, which is sometimes performed on patients as young as fifteen or sixteen years old. At this point the shape and size of the nose has been established, as the structure of the nose changes very little. If the patient has been unhappy with their nose for the majority of their life, a nose job may boost their self esteem. It is also worth noting that some medical issues, such as a deviated septum, may require rhinoplasty as a corrective procedure.

Women in their twenties tend to opt for breast enhancement procedures above all other options. Breast development is usually complete at this point, and the size or shape of the breasts can cause severe body issues for some women. Women who have always hated their flat chests might choose to have breast augmentation at this age, whereas women with painfully large breasts could have breast reduction surgery. Both actions are long lasting; saline and silicone implants are designed to last for years, while back and shoulder pain can be reduced or eliminated for a lifetime after a breast reduction.

Once age thirty rolls around, tummy tucks and liposuction in Manhattan become the procedures of choice. They are particularly popular among women who have had children, and wish to have their pre-baby bodies back. Abdominoplasty in Manhattan is often paired with a breast augmentation and lift, for a procedure that’s called a Mommy Makeover. Surgeons advise that women wait until they are completely done having children before getting a tummy tuck, and that breast enhancement surgery be postponed until breastfeeding is complete. As such, both remain as oft-requested surgeries for women in their forties and beyond.

When women hit the middle-aged years (generally around forty to fifty) they often notice wrinkles and signs of aging in the face. This is likely why eyelid lifts and facial rejuvenation procedures are the popular pick for women in this age range. Botox injections and facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are extremely effective in hiding wrinkles, and sometimes preventing future wrinkles from developing. Sun damage becomes more apparent at this age, prompting some to schedule chemical peels for their faces. It’s also a common age to look into tattoo and varicose vein removal.

Senior women tend to go for somewhat more dramatic facial procedures, and facelifts are the most popular choice for those in their fifties to sixties, and older. A facelift will smooth and tighten the facial skin, and tighten the muscles and tissue beneath. Excess skin and fat is removed as well. Facelift surgery is often combined with brow lifts, eye lifts, or a necklift. Doing the facelift along with the other procedures creates a natural, refreshed look that make someone look years younger!

Your age doesn’t define how you look, or what cosmetic surgery options are available to you. New Yorkers can be twenty-five and want Botox, or be sixty-five and want a tummy tuck. Manhattan surgeon Dr. Kaufman is the best choice for discreet, safe, and beautiful results.

Call the Discreet Plastic Surgery NYC location at 212-444-9095, or reach their Brooklyn location at 718-705-4251. You can also click here to book an appointment online.

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Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck: Manhattan Cosmetic Surgeon Weighs In

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One of the most common questions that plastic surgeons face is, what’s the difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck? Manhattan and NYC cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kaufman, of Discreet Plastic Surgery, weighs in on the pros and cons of both, plus how to decide if a tummy tuck or liposuction – or both – is right for you.

 

Liposuction in Manhattan

 

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery in America today. Millions of people opt for it each year, and this is especially true in New York. Getting liposuction in Manhattan is safe and simple when you meet with Dr. Kaufman and his associates at Discrete Plastic Surgery.

 

The most important consideration is whether the unwanted fat is in an area with tight skin, or looser, stretched out skin. Lipo works extremely well on portions of the body where the skin is tight, such as the hips, flanks, and “saddlebags”. One of the cons of liposuction, however, is that it doesn’t work nearly as well where the skin has lost elasticity. The result can be an appearance of loose, excess, or hanging skin atop the liposuctioned area.

 

For the right parts of the body, though, it can be an ideal procedure. A pro of liposuction is that it requires much less time to complete the surgery, and the recovery time is shorter than for a tummy tuck. Another pro is that it can better at removing unwanted fat from places besides the abdomen, whereas a tummy tuck focuses on the abdominal region.

 

Some people are not very concerned about a little extra or loose skin – their main goal is to just fit into their clothing better, or eliminate some abdominal fat to improve their overall health. If you are comfortable with that, and have realistic expectation, you might prefer the less invasive, easier procedure of liposuction instead of a full abdominoplasty. Manhattan patients get both quite frequently, so you needn’t worry that one is definitively better than the other.

 

Tummy Tuck in Manhattan

 

Abdominoplasty surgery – often referred to as a tummy tuck – has long been a favorite among patients in New York. It is generally the best way to ensure a flat, smooth stomach and taut skin. The skin of the stomach loses elasticity easily, and this is especially true after dramatic weight gain or loss. That’s one reason why tummy tucks are part of the popular Mommy Makeover procedure; women who have had children are not always able to get their pre-pregnancy tummy back.

 

A tummy tuck does include fat removal, but it is paired with the removal of excess skin. Excess abdominal skin is a common complaint among women who have been pregnant, so the tummy tuck is ideal for regaining their former figure. Tummy tucks also tighten the muscles, so they address all the major issues at once.

 

These are clear pros in favor of tummy tucks, but the big con to keep in mind is that tummy tucks leave larger scars than liposuction. They also mean a longer, more complex surgery, and a longer recovery period.

 

Why Not Both?

 

One way to ensure all problem areas are handled is to combine liposuction with a tummy tuck. The tummy tuck will tighten up the abdomen and waist, while the liposuction can be used along the hips and sides. Having two procedures done will require more time in surgery and recovery, but you might be able to actually save time and money by having them both done at once. Contact Dr. Kaufman for a consultation to determine if you would prefer a tummy tuck, liposuction, or both.

 

Call Discreet Plastic Surgery’s NYC office at 212-444-9095, or reach their Brooklyn office at 718-705-4251. You can also click here to book an appointment online.

 

The Post-Holiday Tummy Tuck: Manhattan Discreet Plastic Surgery Explains All

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Winter can be a tough time on our bodies – there are aches and pains from traveling and decorating, mental stress or depression, and, of course, the inevitable weight gain after family holiday dinners. Plus, after months of hiding away under warm clothing, it will soon be time to reveal our bodies more in summer attire. If you’re living in a cold climate, winter is the ideal time to change your body and then recover at home in discreet comfort.

 

It’s no wonder, then, that the beginning of the year is the season for liposuction and a tummy tuck! Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New York City residents can turn to the experts at Discreet Plastic Surgery for the most commonly requested post-holiday cosmetic surgery procedures.

 

Procedure: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Cause: New Year’s Resolutions

 

We all know how things work on New Year’s Eve – we choose a bunch of resolutions, and then spend the next couple months trying to achieve them. Some people check each one off of their list by the end of the year, and others give up sometime around Valentine’s Day. This means that January is an extremely popular time for all cosmetic surgery procedures, but tummy tucks lead the pack. Why the tummy tuck? Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman explains that abdominoplasty is a single procedure that can create dramatic results.

 

Reducing fat and excess skin around the middle can result in some weight loss, but it also gives the appearance of more dramatic weight loss. A tummy tuck can give definition to the waistline, and create the appearance of a proportionate or appealing hourglass figure. Tummy tucks can also cause you to need smaller sizes in most clothing – tops, pants, skirts, and dresses. It’s the best way to get a whole body transformation from one procedure.

 

Those interested in abdominoplasty in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or other parts of New York can trust Dr. Kaufman and Discreet Plastic Surgery to deliver stunning results in a safe, welcoming environment.

 

Procedure: Liposuction

Cause: Holiday Dinners

 

Patients opt for liposuction all year long – it is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. There is often an increase in requests in January and February though. The most obvious culprit is the most common reason: overindulging in holiday food. Overeating at Thanksgiving and Christmas won’t ruin your figure, but it can definitely make existing flaws much more obvious.

 

Food doesn’t turn into fat immediately, so it’s not like you can specifically liposuction away all that turkey and gravy. But you can use liposuction to banish the pounds you’ve added on after months of Halloween candy, pumpkin pie, and Christmas stuffing. Opt for liposuction in Manhattan to get back your pre-holiday New York body back!

 

Procedure: Breast Surgery

Cause: Perfect Timing

 

During and after the holidays is a busy time for breast augmentations, breast lifts, and breast reductions. The same is true for many other body and facial procedures, and the reason is simple – winter is an easy time to hide. If you don’t want the whole world to immediately notice your changed body, you can use cold weather to get used to the new you. Larger or smaller breasts are easily disguised under coats, scarves, and sweaters, for example. Brazilian butt lifts are popular as well; thermal underwear, ski pants, and flannel lined jeans are great for concealing a newer, more shapely rear end.

 

Some non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures require avoiding sunlight for some time afterwards, making winter the ideal time to get that work done as well. Once warm weather returns, you can show off your new look, and be as open or discreet about it as you like. Tell everyone that you dieted over the winter, or that they’ve forgotten what you look like after so many months bundled up! Or, reveal the truth, but at your own pace, and after you’re completely healed.

 

However you choose to proceed, Discreet Plastic Surgery is here to help with your post-holiday cosmetic procedures. Call their NYC office at 212-444-9095, or reach their Brooklyn office at 718-705-4251. You can also click here to book an appointment online.

 

Choosing the Right Type of Abdominoplasty in Manhattan For Your Needs

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Looking to get an abdominoplasty in Manhattan? Abdominoplasties are a type of medical procedure that remove excess fat and skin from the stomach. It is popularly known as a tummy tuck. These days the tummy tuck is especially popular with mothers, who like to combine the procedure with a breast lift as well. When done together, these are referred to as a “Mommy Makeover”.

There are three different versions of the tummy tuck in Manhattan to consider before making a decision. This post is going to briefly touch on all three, to help patients decide what’s right for their specific needs.

 

The Mini Tummy Tuck

This is the smallest tummy tuck procedure and is suitable for those looking for only minor changes. This Manhattan abdominoplasty involves a small portion of skin being removed from the tummy. The rest is closed back up, making the area tighter and smaller overall. During the operation, an incision is made beneath the navel, usually below the bikini line. While this is a less intensive procedure than other types of tummy tucks, it still tends to require painkillers and recovery time.

 

The Standard Tummy Tuck

This procedure comes in handy for those who have lost weight, but can’t seem to get rid of excess fat in the abdomen. Women with an extended tummy resulting from pregnancy are also prime candidates for the standard tummy tuck.

The incision that is made during this procedure is often larger compared to the mini tummy tuck procedure. It runs up between the hip bones and may leave a scar that is visible when wearing a bikini or lingerie. A slightly bigger portion of the skin is then removed, along with any fat that needs to be sucked out.

This surgical procedure is slightly more intensive, and a recovery takes a little longer, though usually not exceeding a month. Dr. Kaufman usually recommends bed rest for all standard tummy tuck patients. Any extensive movement risks harming your soon-to-be-flat belly.

 

The Extended Tummy Tuck

This procedure is only carried out on patients with an excessive amount of fat that circles the abdomen from the front to the back. The skin for such patients tends to sag a lot, so plastic surgeons see a need to remove a much larger amount of skin together with the excess fat.

Liposuction is done and the skin around the abdomen and hips get tightened. The belly button is always affected and definitely has to be repositioned. Patients then can expect to take up to a couple months to fully recover.

No two types of abdominoplasty in Manhattan are going to be quite the same, so that’s why Dr. Kaufman offers multiple options to fit his patient’s lifestyles and goals.

Dr. Kaufman of Discreet Plastic Surgery is available for consultations about all tummy tuck questions or concerns. Contact his office by visiting the website or calling 718-705-4251.

How an Abdominoplasty in Manhattan Can Be Good For Your Health

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Most of the people who choose to have a tummy tuck do so for its cosmetic benefits. Besides having a tighter, firmer and a more flattering belly outline, a tummy tuck has a lot to offer in terms of medical benefits. Here are six health benefits of getting an abdominoplasty in Manhattan.

Better Mental Health

When you do not like what you see in the mirror, it’s hard to have a positive outlook in any other aspect of life – your personal attitude affects your day-to-day living. For instance, healthy personal relationships are vital for your overall mental health. Human beings are social animals, but low self-esteem can interfere with how you relate to others. If you dislike your appearance, you may not be able to share intimate moments with your partner. It may lead to strained relationships and may lower your esteem. People who have undergone an abdominoplasty in Manhattan have had improved self-esteem which in turn has boosted their mental health.

Easier to Manage Weight Loss

Research has shown that after having a tummy tuck in Manhattan, bariatric patients are usually able to maintain their weight loss. Bariatric surgery is aimed at reducing belly size and promoting weight loss. Researchers discovered that when bariatric surgery was combined with a tummy tuck, the post-surgery weight gain was significantly lower than that of those who did not have a tummy tuck.

Reduces Stress Urinary Incontinence

Women who have had a vaginal birth often develop urinary incontinence (also known as SUI). When someone is suffering from SUI, the bladder may empty when they sneeze, cough or even laugh. During a tummy tuck, the doctor can also perform a procedure that obstructs the bladder with soft tissue. This process has helped to stop SUI in many women.

Improved Posture

Too much around your middle can be hard on your back. If you have weak abdominal muscles and excess fat around your abdomen, you are likely to experience a condition referred to as ‘swayback’. This usually causes back pain and poor posture. After having a Manhattan abdominoplasty, you will have tighter abdominal muscles and less excess fat and skin – thus leading to improved spine support.

Improved Exercise Tolerance

Having a lot of fat, plus weak abdominal muscles, can make it very hard to exercise. After an abdominoplasty, most patients find aerobic activities more enjoyable. A tummy tuck can make it easier for someone to move around comfortably, run faster, and last longer when working out. It can also assist with self esteem issues that may have formerly prevented the patient from wearing appropriate fitness clothing, playing team sports, or even just visiting the gym.

Relief From Hernias

Weak abdominal muscles may cause ventral hernias. This condition is characterized by abdominal tissue pushing through the abdominal wall. It is mostly experienced by individuals who have gone through a C-section or appendectomy. When having an abdominoplasty in Manhattan, the abdominal muscles are tightened, which then reduces the risk of ventral hernia.

If you are in Manhattan and would want to have a tummy tuck, remember that only a certified plastic surgeon can determine if it is right for you. Contact Dr. Kaufman, the trusted and experienced surgeon at Discreet Plastic Surgery, by calling 718-705-4251.

Can I Combine Liposuction & an Abdominoplasty in Manhattan?

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Spend a little time looking up cosmetic surgeries and you’ll see a lot of conflicting messages. Professional plastic surgeons may say one thing, then amateurs will say something else, and of course the internet offers a million different opinions. Altogether this can make it very confusing for the average person who is just trying to do their due diligence.

 

One common question that plastic surgeons often get is whether or not it’s safe to get both liposuction and an abdominoplasty in Manhattan at the same time. This article will cut all the clutter and give you the details about getting lipo and a tummy tuck in Manhattan in the same procedure.

 

Background Info

 

A liposuction and a tummy tuck perform similar functions, so it’s easy to see why some patients would want to package them into one extended procedure. Why go back to the plastic surgeon twice for two procedures when you can combine them into one?

 

Looking at it from a big picture, it makes sense. The Manhattan abdominoplasty will open up the abdomen and tighten up the skin, while the liposuction will remove any fat, giving you an overall slimmer figure.

 

Is it Safe?

 

Since it makes so much sense to get these two complementing procedures at the same time, it begs the question, is it safe to do so? While there’s no 100% definitive answer, the general consensus among professional plastic surgeons is that yes, it can be safe to get both at the same time.

 

Why is There Still a Debate?

 

Consider it more of a ‘sort of’ yes rather than a 100% guarantee. It depends on the specific procedures the patient is looking for, their current health and fitness, and how the procedure goes once underway.

 

This is why there are so many competing opinions online. If both the liposuction and abdominoplasty in Manhattan will be relatively minor procedures, then yes, it’s more than likely that you can combine the two into one.

 

If the patient is looking for some more major cosmetic surgery, this is where things get sticky. The American Society Plastic Surgeons suggests that patients spend no more than 6 hours in the operating room at any one time. Furthermore, general anesthesia has time limitations to prevent severe risks. So if the surgeon likes to take their time, or if the patient wants a significant change, it might need to be broken up to ensure safety.

 

Staying under anesthesia for too long creates a whole plethora of complications, so for many plastic surgeons it’s easier to simply tell patients ‘no’ then get their hopes up. That doesn’t mean that it’s impossible, though. Talk to your trusted plastic surgeon, Dr. Kaufman, about your options and the best way to combine procedures and get your dream body!

 

Tummy Tucks For Him: Manhattan Abdominoplasty for Men

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Can Men Get Abdominoplasty?

Up until recently, cosmetic surgery was thought of as exclusively for women. Things have changed, though, and plastic surgeries among men have become very common. Several Manhattan abdominoplasty clinics provide men with cosmetic services that give the appearance of a younger, healthier, and more toned body. Men struggle with diet and exercise just like women do, and they face increasing pressure to have the perfect body and face. Those that do exercise and eat well may find that all of their efforts are ineffective against stubborn fat – especially in the belly area. For men like this, an abdominoplasty in Manhattan can deliver better health and self image.

Male abdominoplasty is essentially the same process as female abdominoplasty, but with different requests for the end result. Men tend to seek a  more ‘finely sculpted’ physique, with contours and cuts that are well-defined. Manhattan abdominoplasty clinics for men provide specialized surgeries that give men tighter abdominal muscles and a well-defined, masculine profile. Men can also get a slimmer waistline, which is crafted to suit their personal preferences and body proportions.

How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?

A Manhattan tummy tuck is a simple procedure. Canulas are inserted into areas of the body that have high fat deposits. The fat is then dislodged and suctioned out from the body. After reducing the size of a protruding belly, several ‘tightening’ procedures may be performed to flex the skin and muscles of the abdomen. An effective male tummy tuck can result in a tighter, flatter and perfectly contoured mid-section.

 

However, all men should keep in mind that a successful Manhattan tummy tuck surgery does not guarantee eternal fitness. To stay in good shape, it is necessary to eat well and stay active. Long periods of inactivity combined with an imbalanced diet will mar the results of even the best abdominoplasty surgery.

Who Should Get a Tummy Tuck?

Getting a tummy tuck is quite safe and, if done properly, rarely poses any risk. Anyone who wishes to get their mid-section in shape, regardless of gender, can opt for abdominoplasty in Manhattan. The surgery is ideal for those men who have:

  • Weak abdominal muscles
  • Sagging belly skin
  • Excess fat deposits beneath the abdominal skin
  • An exceeding waistline
  • Visible stretch marks due to weight loss
  • Deformed mid-section
  • Significantly noticeable love handles
  • Loose and hanging bellies

Dr. Daniel Kaufman is an experienced and highly qualified plastic surgeon in Manhattan. He is always willing to provide his patients with useful advice on cosmetic surgery and other body enhancement procedures. Information regarding abdominoplasty and other forms of plastic surgery can be found at: discreetplasticsurgery.com.