Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Who hasn’t glanced in the mirror and noticed a bulging tummy? Even if you maintain a healthy weight, eat right, and exercise regularly, your tummy might not be as flat and firm as you would like. A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) can give you that smooth and flattering look that will help you feel more confident and comfortable in your own body.
But first, your Mount Sinai plastic surgeon will consult with you to understand your goals for choosing abdominoplasty. We let you know how we can help you achieve the look you’ve been working so hard to get, but cannot quite reach even with exercise and weight loss. Our surgeons have the experience to help you achieve your goals. And we take the most compassionate approach to caring for you before, during, and after your procedure.
We will also help you choose the right timing for your tummy tuck. If you intend to lose a lot of weight or become pregnant, we will likely advise to postpone your tummy tuck until later. When the time is right, we can also let you know about other procedures you may want to combine with your tummy tuck, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction for a more comprehensive enhancement many women opt for, called a mommy makeover.
Looking Your Best
Tummy tuck is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for both women and men who want to look and feel their best.
You may choose to have a tummy tuck to:
- Remove excess loose skin from the front of your abdomen
- Tighten your stretched or separated abdominal muscles
- Sculpt your waistline
- Flatten and smooth your abdominal profile
- Increase your self-esteem both in and out of clothing
If your abdominal muscles have not separated, and your tummy area is not very loose or saggy, your surgeon might suggest a less invasive mini-abdominoplasty. This procedure involves smaller scars and a shorter recovery period than the traditional tummy tuck. Your surgeon will help you determine whether this procedure is an option for you during your personal consultation.
Whether you are a man or a woman, you will enjoy looking and feeling better. You might even be confident enough to show off your leaner, flatter abdomen in a new swimsuit. The possibilities are exciting, as long as your goals are clear and realistic. We are here to prepare you for what you can expect, because our goal is always to ensure you are happy with your results.