Tummy Tuck

If significant weight loss, pregnancy, prior surgery, or aging have left you with a sagging or protruding stomach, you might be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. To find out if this procedure is right for you, turn to Dr. Ronald Espinoza, a highly reputable plastic surgeon with offices in New York and South Florida.

Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to flatten the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat. The abdominal muscles can also be repaired with tummy tuck surgery.

The results are relatively permanent, but significant weight changes after a tummy tuck could be problematic. Therefore, people who are considering future pregnancies or have significant weight left to lose should not have a tummy tuck.

When exercise and diet are not enough to achieve a flat belly, it is worth considering your options with a cosmetic surgeon. If the rest of your body is the shape and size you want but you still have stubborn belly fat, the tummy tuck could be exactly what the doctor ordered.

What to Expect During Tummy Tuck Surgery

During the surgery, you will be sedated with general anesthesia or IV sedation depending on your preference. Dr. Espinoza will help you decide which is best.

The incision for a tummy tuck crosses the entire abdomen from left to right. Placement is usually just above the pubic line. The more skin that needs to be removed, the bigger the incision will be.

Dr. Espinoza will lift the excess skin and make repairs to reinforce the abdominal muscles. If there is excess skin in the upper abdomen, a second incision will be made around the belly button. The remaining skin is tightly stretched across the abdomen and “tucked” into the original incision. Any excess skin is trimmed off before stitching the tummy closed. The belly button is left intact.

What to Expect After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Your incisions will be bandaged, and your abdomen will be wrapped in an elastic bandage at the end of surgery. You will be discharged within a few hours. Be sure to follow all of the post-op instructions. Keep wearing the elastic bandage to minimize swelling, which can last for 1-2 weeks.

It will be difficult to stand up straight during the first couple of weeks while your muscles heal. The scar from your incision will gradually fade over time, but it can take several months or a year. When you are able to stand up straight, you will immediately notice the results of your procedure.

Getting a tummy tuck is a serious decision, but the results can totally transform your self-image and confidence. We encourage you to explore your options with a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Espinoza. You might be surprised how affordable a tummy tuck can be. You work hard to look your best; maybe it’s time to stop worrying about your mid-section.

Call the plastic surgeon who truly cares about your well-being as much as you – Dr. Ron Espinoza. Dial (516) 742-2224 x 121 for a consultation at Elegant Cosmetic Surgery in New York City (Bronx), Long Island (Garden City Park), or South Florida (Tamarac).

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient.*

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