A “tummy tuck” or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that can reduce stretch marks, remove excess skin and fat and flatten your abdominal paunch or potbelly. Dr. Sharon Giese performs tummy tuck at her NYC office, so you can enjoy the privacy and safety of receiving this procedure at her onsite, AAAASF Accredited, surgical suite.
A tummy tuck surgically removes sagging skin resulting from age and pregnancy while also removing diet-resistant fat. This is accomplished by a low-abdominal incision, hidden in the panty line. The skin is lifted off the abdominal muscles, which will then be tightened in an internal corset to cinch the waist. Excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is re-draped and tightened, effectively pulling up on the thighs and mons pubis. The belly button is then brought out through the newly tightened skin, achieving a more youthful appearance.*
After tummy tuck surgery, you may experience a decrease in several clothing sizes. Most patients find it much easier to find clothes that fit following an abdominoplasty. You can look forward to a new wardrobe and an improved self-image.*
* Patients individual results may vary.
|Tummy Tuck Insights|
|Ideal Candidates||The best candidates for a tummy tuck are women who have finished having children or men who are in good health, and are within 50 pounds of his or her ideal body weight.*|
|Procedure Benefits||Many people are unaware of the many side benefits to having a tummy tuck. In addition to achieving a flat stomach, abdominoplasty can also achieve enhanced sexual pleasure, tightened abs, contoured thighs and a more delicate belly button.*|
|Combination Procedures||Abdominoplasty can be performed with minimal liposuction. A tummy tuck can also be combined with a variety of cosmetic procedures as well, including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift and liposuction.*|
|Other Tummy Procedures||If you’re interested in having abdominoplasty, some other tummy procedures you may want to consider are the mini tummy tuck and liposuction.*|
* Patients individual results may vary.
To achieve the ultimate results from your body contouring surgery, you may want to consider a combination surgery. Popular combinations with an abdominoplasty include breast augmentation, breast reduction or a breast lift. Liposuction to the back and hips in combination with a tummy tuck is also popular as it creates overall body slimming. Depending on your individual concern, you may want to inquire about other tummy procedures as well. Dr. Giese can access your individual condition during a personal consultation to determine the procedure best for you. If you have predominantly excess skin and looseness of the lower abdomen only, a mini tummy tuck at our NYC on-site, AAAASF Accredited, surgical suite might be a better option.
A mini tummy tuck can be performed when there is less skin excess. The upper and lower abdomen is treated with internal ultrasound for skin tightening. The excess fat is removed by liposuction, and the lower excess skin is removed, resulting in a flatter belly. Occasionally, the stretched lower abdominal muscles are tightened. This stretched muscle, referred to as “spread,” usually occurs from being pregnant or is genetic. During the mini tummy tuck, the scar is slightly shorter than a full tummy tuck, and there is no scar around the belly button. In general, the mini tummy tuck carries less risks than a full tummy tuck.* Dr. Giese will advise you if you are a candidate for this less complicated procedure during a private consultation.
Another body contouring option is liposuction. If you only display diet-resistant or excess genetic fat without excess skin, liposuction alone may be a beneficial option option. Call for a personalized consultation with Dr. Giese today to discover how abdominoplasty or one of our many body sculpting procedures can enhance your appearance and consequently, your life.*
Dr. Sharon Giese and her staff are happy to schedule a consultation with you about abdominoplasty. For more information on plastic surgery, tummy tuck in NYC and Dr. Sharon Giese, please request an appointment online or call us at 212.421.3400.
*Patients individual results may vary.
Internationally recognized by her colleagues as one of the most innovative plastic surgeons in New York City, Dr. Giese has developed a number of procedures that separate her from the competition, including Natural Lift, an alternative to a facelift, and other non surgical facelift procedures. The Natural Lift is a minimally invasive facelift procedure that tightens sagging skin and jowls and defines the jawline.* She has also been recognized on television and print media for her work with VASER shape technology, an advanced skin tightening procedure which reduces cellulite. Additionally, Sharon Giese MD specializes in dermal fillers, breast procedures and large volume liposuction, all of which may be performed on-site at her in-office, AAAASF Accredited, surgical suite.