Tummy Tuck New York City


Before & AfterAfter experiencing pregnancy or weight loss, excess skin and fat can distort the appearance of the abdomen. Despite being active and of normal weight, some people are unhappy with the appearance of their lower abdomen. There are multiple non-invasive procedure offered to tighten skin and reduce fat but none will get the results you will see with a Tummy-Tuck. This procedure will give you a firmer, flatter and tighter abdomen. Dr. Joshua Hyman performs this procedure daily and may recommend abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, in New York, New York. This procedure has multiple different names and is sometimes referred to as “Abdominoplasty” or “Panniculectomy”. Tummy-Tuck surgery removes excess skin of the lower abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles. This procedure will flatten the abdomen significantly. It is the most aggressive surgical approach to core body contouring but still remains a short out-patient procedure done in Dr. Hyman’s private Certified Operating Room in NYC.

Abdominoplasty Surgery

After arriving at the office in first thing in the morning without eating breakfast you will be taken to the surgical wing of Dr. Hyman’s office. A RN will check you in and Dr. Hyman will answer all of your questions and discuss the procedure and post-operative management in detail. Dr. Hyman’s Board Certified Anesthesiologist will discuss the anesthetic and then place a small IV in your arm. The procedure will be done while you are fully asleep with IV sedation. The scar will be across the lower aspect of your abdomen at the location of a bikini. The scar is typically lower then any c-section and heals better for various reasons that Dr. Hyman can discuss with you during consultation. The skin of the lower abdomen is removed and the skin of the upper abdomen is pulled tight to cover the remaining abdomen. The belly button stays in the same location and is brought out through the new tight skin. The abdominal muscles are tightened and restored to their youthful and natural position. Usually Dr. Hyman performs liposuction of the lateral abdomen at the same time to blend the newly tightened abdomen to the rest of your core. The procedure takes 2-3 hours depending on how much tissue there is to remove. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures and there are no staples or other stitches that necessitate removal. Sometimes drains are used if indicated. After the procedure you will be taken to Dr. Hyman’s private recovery area where you will be continuously monitored with a private nurse to make sure you are comfortable before going home. Usually our patients can go home 1-2 hours after the procedure or oral pain meds if needed.

Post-Abdominoplasty Surgery

After surgery, a soft abdominal binder is placed. Most surgical sutures will dissolve, and your drains will be removed 1-2 weeks after your surgery if used. Patients generally require one week off from work after a Tummy Tuck. You will need a friend or family member to escort you home after the procedure. If you prefer to come alone we are happy to arrange for a private nurse to go to your home or hotel to take care of you for 1-2 days. In addition, Dr. Hyman has a private overnight facility in the office which will allow a patient to remain at the office after the procedure and leave the next morning. Walking is permitted and encouraged immediately after surgery, but strenuous activity and heavy lifting should not be performed until six weeks following the surgery.

How Do I Get Startled?

Dr. Joshua Hyman and his staff will be happy to examine you and discuss this procedure with you as well as your other options, of course. Please feel free to call for a private consultation or you can request an appointment online.