Manhattan Tummy Tuck With Dr. Kaufman & Dr. Doshi

Reshape Your Abdomen

If you want to improve the appearance of your stomach, a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, can help. Discreet Plastic Surgery offers tummy tuck procedures to help you get the look you want.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Throughout our lifetimes, various factors, such as aging, pregnancy, weight gain or loss, and smoking, contribute to a decrease in the tightness and fitness of our abdominal wall.

Sometimes, despite engaging in conservative measures, such as healthy dietary habits, an active lifestyle, and even performing thousands of sit-ups, the lower abdominal region doesn’t respond.

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal wall muscles. The result is a flatter, more toned stomach. Tummy tucks can also improve the appearance of stretch marks and scars in the abdominal area.

What Issues Does a Tummy Tuck Address?

Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, flattens and reshapes the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat, skin, and unsightly stretch marks from the lower abdomen, tightening the abdominal muscles, and contouring the waist and hips, and repositioning the belly button.

A tummy tuck can also help treat various abdominal wall problems, such as umbilical hernia and rectus diastasis.

Mini tummy tuck or extended tummy tuck surgeries are common variations that your surgeon can customize to your specific needs and desires to help you achieve safe, effective, and natural results.

How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?

During a tummy tuck, you will be under general anesthesia. The procedure typically takes two to four hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. Your surgeon will make a horizontal incision just above the pubic area and may also make a second incision around the belly button.

Next, they'll lift the skin and fat away from the underlying muscles and remove excess tissue. The abdominal muscles are tightened and stitched, and the skin is pulled down and stitched back into place. If necessary, we'll make a new hole for the belly button. The incisions are closed with sutures or staples.

Recovering From a
Tummy Tuck

You will need to rest several days after your tummy tuck procedure and avoid strenuous activity for several weeks. You will get specific instructions on caring for your incisions and managing any pain or discomfort.

You may need a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support your abdomen as it heals. Most patients can return to work and normal activities after two to four weeks, depending on the extent of the surgery.

Potential Risks & Complications

Like any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with a tummy tuck, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and anesthesia-related complications.

You can minimize your risk of complications by choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon, following all pre-and post-operative instructions carefully, and being honest about your medical history and any medications you are taking.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck may be right for you if you have excess skin and fat in the abdominal area or if your abdominal muscles are stretched and weakened from pregnancy or weight gain.

However, having realistic expectations and understanding that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy lifestyle is important. You should have good overall health and no underlying medical conditions that could increase your risk of complications.

Choose Discreet Plastic Surgery for a Tummy Tuck

At Discreet Plastic Surgery, we understand that undergoing a tummy tuck is a personal and important decision. Our experienced plastic surgeons provide personalized care and help you achieve the best possible results.

We use the latest techniques and technology to minimize scarring and downtime, and we will work closely with you to ensure that you feel comfortable and informed throughout the process.

To learn more about tummy tucks and how Discreet Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your goals, contact us today to schedule a consultation.