Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Abdominoplasty Surgery NYC

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

The abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” procedure recontours the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin and tissue and, if necessary, tightening the abdominal muscles that may have lost their tightness from weight fluctuations or pregnancy.  This procedure is often performed in conjunction with liposuction to the “love handles” area to help restore a pre-pregnancy waistline which often is not possible with a tummy tuck procedure by itself.  Some patients need only a procedure limited to the skin below the belly button.  Other patients may not require abdominal muscle tightening.

Some patients who have had massive weight loss may have excessive skin that is referred to as a pannus or “apron” of skin.  Such a pannus can interferes with normal activities of daily living, making exercise difficult and hygiene may even become a problem.  These patients require a “panniculectomy” procedure.  

A bikini line incision can conceal the abdominoplasty scar underneath a bikini bottom.  Dr Monaco also specializes in the “high lateral tension abdominoplasty” for appropriate candidates.  An abdominoplasty is most commonly performed on an outpatient basis.
 
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