Also called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is an ideal solution for achieving a smoother, firmer, tighter stomach. During the procedure, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Hyman removes excess fat, tightens loose skin and sutures stretched abdominal muscles tight. This popular body contouring procedure will enhance your midsection and restore your tummy to its flat, youthful shape.
To learn more about tummy tucks, please contact Joshua B. Hyman, M.D., today by completing the form on this page or calling 212-517-5157 to arrange a free consultation. We proudly serve Manhattan, New York City, and nearby areas of New York.
On this page, we will discuss several important topics related to tummy tucks, including:
- Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
- Am I a Good Tummy Tuck Candidate?
- The Abdominoplasty Consultation
- Your Customized Abdominoplasty
- Tummy Tuck Recovery
- How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
- Why Choose Joshua B. Hyman, M.D.?
- Schedule Your Free Abdominoplasty Consultation Today
Aging, genetics, pregnancies and weight fluctuations can all lead to loose skin and unwanted areas of fat. These problems can exist even if you maintain a healthy exercise and nutrition routine. Fortunately, Dr. Hyman has extensive tummy tuck experience and knows how to address a variety of aesthetic issues that may affect the appearance of your belly and your self-confidence. With abdominoplasty, Dr. Hyman can help to:
- Provide a trim, toned waistline
- Remove excess skin around the abdomen
- Tighten muscles in the abdomen
- Minimize or eliminate the appearance of stretch marks
- Boost your self-esteem
In Dr. Hyman's capable hands, not only can a tummy tuck remove the loose skin and excess fat from your midsection, the procedure delivers natural-looking results that can help you feel more comfortable and beautiful.
A tummy tuck is often a key element of a mommy makeover for patients who want to address a wide range of breast and body issues that accompany pregnancy and childbirth. During your initial consultation with Dr. Hyman, he will listen to your goals, assess your condition and explain all of the treatment options available to you. Together, you will design a completely customized plan that is tailored just for you.
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Your safety and satisfaction are always top priorities. As such, it is crucial to ensure that you are a good candidate for the surgery you are considering. While tummy tucks are among the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S., helping hundreds of thousands of Americans every year, the procedure isn't ideal for every patient.
Abdominoplasty is not weight loss surgery. It may be necessary for individuals who are in poor health or overweight to postpone the procedure until they are physically ready.
Broadly speaking, you may be an ideal tummy tuck candidate if you:
- Suffer from stubborn pockets of unwanted fat that are resistant to diet and exercise
- Have loose, stretched abdominal skin and muscles
- Are in good general health
- Are at or near a stable, healthy weight
- Do not smoke or are willing to quit
- Do not take any medications that thin the blood or inhibit healing
The best way to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you is to book a free consultation with Dr. Hyman. He will meet personally with you and thoroughly assess your goals, health status and medical history before recommending the procedure that is best suited for your needs.
In order to achieve impeccable results, Dr. Hyman plans each procedure meticulously. The planning process for your tummy tuck begins during your initial consultation, where you will meet personally with Dr. Hyman.
Your consultation with Dr. Hyman will be conducted in a comfortable and supportive environment. He will answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about the procedure. It is important that you fully understand exactly what tummy tucks can and cannot do; Dr. Hyman will explain every aspect of your procedure and set very clear expectations for your results.
During this important meeting, Dr. Hyman will determine if you’re a good candidate for abdominoplasty. He will perform a thorough physical assessment to determine which procedure or combination of treatments can achieve your desired outcome. Be prepared to discuss your medical history, the medications you’re taking currently and your aesthetic goals.
No surgical procedure is completely risk-free. Dr. Hyman will make his recommendation and discuss the potential risks associated with your procedure. Patient education is a crucial element of Dr. Hyman’s approach to patient care. He wants you to be an active participant in your procedure, and he will give you all the tools necessary to make an informed decision.
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive abdominoplasty experience, Dr. Hyman will create elegant, empowering results from your tummy tuck procedure.
Tummy tucks performed by Joshua B. Hyman, M.D. are fully-customized procedures. Your abdominoplasty will be designed specifically for you to address your unique needs and goals. During your consultation, you’ll discuss the location and length of your incision, the degree of correction required and your surgical timing.
Depending on your circumstances, Dr. Hyman may recommend:
- Full tummy tuck: The full tummy tuck procedure removes excess skin and fat on the entire abdomen, both above and below the navel. The procedure also tightens abdominal muscles. The full tummy tuck involves an incision from hip to hip.
- Mini tummy tuck: The mini tummy tuck is suited for patients with only a modest amount of extra fat and loose skin below the belly button. Due to the highly-targeted nature of the mini tummy tuck, it requires a shorter incision.
Abdominoplasty often involves liposuction. Regardless of the technique used in your procedure, Dr. Hyman understands the importance of natural-looking results and discreetly hidden scars. A typical tummy tuck procedure usually lasts about two hours and is performed in our on-site, AAAASF-accredited surgical center under general anesthesia. Most patients are able to return home the evening of their procedure.
Following surgery, Dr. Hyman will place a wide, soft compression belt, called an abdominal binder, around your midsection to facilitate optimal healing. Most surgical sutures will dissolve naturally, and any drains that may have been placed will be removed one to two weeks after your procedure.
You should plan to take a week off from work after your tummy tuck. Find a friend or family member to drive you home after the procedure. If you prefer to come alone for your surgery, our friendly staff is happy to arrange for a private nurse to go to your home or hotel to take care of you for a couple of days.
Walking is encouraged immediately after surgery, but strenuous activity and heavy lifting should not be performed until six weeks following the procedure.
The cost of abdominoplasty varies from patient to patient, depending on the type of procedure being performed and whether the tummy tuck is performed alone or in conjunction with another procedure, such as lipoplasty. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hyman will discuss your concerns, determine your candidacy and explain your recovery and cost considerations.
Dr. Hyman is dedicated to delivering exceptional, patient-focused care that provides beautiful, long-lasting results. We know that cost can be a deciding factor for many patients, and although some may be tempted to find the best bargain for surgical procedures, your safety and health are too important to place in the hands of an unqualified surgeon.
Dr. Hyman offers various financing options to assist patients with the cost of a tummy tuck so they can achieve their aesthetic goals in a financially feasible way.
Dr. Hyman is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Surgeons. This signifies that he is committed to maintaining the highest levels of safety and satisfaction, and he has met the rigorous standards of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hyman is committed to excellence. This commitment starts at your initial consultation, where he will listen to your goals and expected outcomes. He will review your medical history and recommend the procedure that is best suited for your needs. He will also explain other treatment options. He is passionate about providing the information you need to make an informed decision.
We invite you to visit our before-and-after gallery to review examples of his outstanding results for yourself.
If you are ready to get a trim, toned abdominal area, please contact Joshua B. Hyman, M.D. today online or at 212-517-5157 to schedule a free initial consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Hyman. We welcome patients from Manhattan, New York City, and nearby areas of New York.