When fat accumulates in areas such as the belly, abdomen, and hips, it can be the hardest to shed even with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Several factors contribute to the stubbornness of belly fat. Aside from natural aging and genetics, stomach fat can increase due to hormonal imbalances, stress, sleep issues, pregnancy, and more. It can be easy to feel defeated with unyielding belly fat, which encourages many patients to seek plastic surgery in NYC.
Despite best efforts, sometimes you need a little boost in feeling confident about your body. Tummy tucks can be the first step in finally ridding the body of a frustrating stomach bulge. After surgery, it is essential to follow a nutritious diet and practice regular exercise to maintain your new shape.
For those who have been pregnant, tummy tucks can help smooth the skin and repair the abdominal muscles that naturally separate when the uterus expands to make room for a growing fetus. A bulging abdomen can also be the result of muscle separation that occurs from pregnancy or weight fluctuations. After childbirth, it’s nearly impossible to fix this gap without surgery.
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A tummy tuck is the common name for abdominoplasty, which is the surgical procedure of removing excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. Many patients in search of plastic surgery in NYC look to abdominoplasty as a solution.
Patients will undergo anesthesia allowing the procedure to be pain-free. Dr. Maman will make incisions along the body’s natural curves, typically below the bikini line. This helps to reduce the impact of visible scarring. For tummy tucks, this occurs along the lower abdomen and around the belly button. The cuts allow Dr. Maman to address the skin, access the abdominal muscles, and remove any extra fat. After suturing the incisions, recovery can begin.
Results and Recovery
Most patients are eager to see their results. Because a tummy tuck is a permanent procedure, you will notice your body’s new shape right away. You will first wear bandages and compression garments to help reduce swelling and any fluid retention that might occur. After a few days, you will be able to return to usual in-home tasks with some assistance. After a week or two, you can usually return to work.
Dr. Maman will create a personalized recovery plan specific to your needs and lifestyle to ensure an optimal experience with plastic surgery in NYC. You will learn how to care for your incisions and drainage at home, where most of the recovery will take place. Follow-up calls and appointments will be essential to a quick and successful recovery.
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