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Three Things You May Not Know About Tummy Tuck Surgery

Posted December 05, 2016 in Body Surgery

Whether it’s because of stretched out muscles, loose and sagging skin, or excess fat deposits—the stomach can be a major problem for many men and women. Many of our patients come to New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts® in hopes of achieving a flat and sexy stomach through a tummy tuck. Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery improves the appearance of your torso by restoring abdominal muscle definition, slimming stubborn fat pockets, and removing excess skin.

While tummy tuck surgery is very popular here in New York City, many are surprised to find that they still have something to learn about this tummy-toning procedure.

Tummy Tucks Are Not Just for Women

Men can benefit from a tummy tuck just as much as women. Due to weight loss and age, men are also prone to collecting excess and droopy skin around their abdominal area. Tummy tuck surgery is equally effective at restoring a man’s stomach as it is a woman’s.

Liposuction May Be Performed as a Part of Your Tummy Tuck

Dr. Karlinsky personalizes each tummy tuck that she performs. To help you achieve the flattest stomach possible, she may choose to perform liposuction along with your tummy tuck. Liposuction furthers Dr. Karlinsky’s ability to sculpt your waistline. By removing pockets of excess fat, Dr. Karlinsky is able to create a smooth midsection and bring definition and a slimmer shape to your waist.

You Might Be a Better Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck can be a wonderful compromise for men and women primarily concerned with the appearance of their lower abdomen. By focusing on removing fat and tightening skin below the belly button, a mini tummy tuck is a fix for the ever-dreaded “stomach pooch”. Recommended for patients who do not need extensive muscle repair, a mini tummy tuck is less extensive and can be performed through a single, shorter incision. One of the biggest benefits of a mini tummy tuck is that the surgery has a shorter and less involved recovery period.

Were you surprised by any of these facts? If so, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Karlinsky to learn more about tummy tuck surgery.