Sagging or loose skin around the abdomen is often an issue that won’t go away with just regular diet and exercise. By removing excess skin and tightening underlying tissues and muscles, a tummy tuck procedure can help to smooth and flatten the belly.
Is A Tummy Tuck In New York Right For You?
The tummy tuck is not a fat removal surgery but is instead designed for tightening excess skin and tissue around the abdomen. Loose, sagging skin can often occur due to several factors such as:
- Massive weight loss
Once skin loses elasticity due to being stretched over long periods of time, surgery is often required to tighten the body’s contours. While a tummy tuck in New York is best for those who are healthy and at a stable weight, it can also be paired with liposuction surgery to remove excess deposits of fat.
How Dr. Fugo Will Perform Your Tummy Tuck
To begin your tummy tuck, New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Fugo makes a horizontal incision below your pubic hairline. From here, he repairs the weakened abdominal muscles and removes excess tissue and skin. Liposuction may be used to eliminate excess fat from the abdomen as well (this will be discussed during your consultation), but isn’t always necessary. The skin is then tightened to achieve a smoother, flatter contouring of the abdomen and the incisions are closed.
Tummy Tuck Healing and Recovery
Dr. Fugo will provide you with a set of care instructions to follow as you heal from your procedure. You will be able to walk shortly after your surgery and light exercises may help your body to heal more rapidly. Most patients will require a few weeks of recovery before they are able to return to their normal routine. Over time, the scar from your incision will fade. Though it will not fully disappear, you will be able to easily conceal it beneath most bathing suits and underwear. You may also choose to undergo laser scar treatments to obliterate the scar entirely. To learn more about how a tummy tuck can help you achieve the body you want, click here to speak with New York board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fugo. Service areas include: Newburgh, New York, New Windsor, Cornwall, Middletown, Poughkeepsie, Monroe, Hudson Valley & Walden NY.