A Flatter and Toned Abdomen with Tummy Tuck
Individuals who are bothered by the appearance of a “muffin top” or “love handles” turn to Dr. Lloyd Landsman, a top tummy tuck surgeon serving Long island and Suffolk County. The board certified surgeon is trained and skilled in several tummy tuck techniques, including standard tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck.
Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure performed to eliminate excess skin and stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It also repairs weakened or separated abdominal muscles following pregnancy. By re-sculpting the abdominal area, Dr. Landsman is able to create a flatter, toned tummy and more flattering overall figure.
Tummy Tuck Candidacy
Ideal candidates for tummy tuck are individuals who have:
- Excess, loose skin in the abdomen due to genetics, weight fluctuations, pregnancy or the natural aging process
- Small deposits of fat on the abdomen that cannot be removed with diet and exercise
- Weakened or separated abdominal muscles
Tummy tuck surgery is a highly personalized treatment. Dr. Landsman will tailor your treatment to meet your specific needs and concerns. In some cases, he may recommend combining tummy tuck with other body contouring procedures to achieve more comprehensive results. Liposuction is commonly performed along with most tummy tuck procedures
Full Tummy Tuck Procedure Details
Tummy tuck surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Landsman will perform appropriate liposuction and often use the fat for grafting the buttocks. The horizontal incision from hipbone to hipbone will be carried out. The incision will be below the belly button and can easily be concealed with a bikini or underwear. He will also suture the abdominal muscles together to create a flatter abdomen. Dr. Landsman will create an additional incision around the navel so he can raise it to a more natural-looking position on the abdomen.
What Is a Mini Tuck/ Modified Tummy Tuck?
Patients who have excess skin only on the lower abdomen may be appropriate candidates for a mini tummy tuck, also known as a modified tummy tuck. Mini tummy tuck is also appropriate for patients with the need for abdominal liposuction with better skin tone than the patients who need a full abdominoplasty. A less complex version of full tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck only requires one incision, located below the bikini/underwear line, usually shorter than the incision used for a full abdominoplasty. With this less invasive option, Dr. Landsman is still able to tighten the underlying muscles for a flatter contour. Recovery from mini tummy tuck is generally easier and shorter than with full tummy tuck.
What to Expect After Tummy Tuck
Following tummy tuck, Dr. Landsman’s patients report feeling a boost in self-confidence. They are pleased to find that their wardrobe options expand as it is easier to fit into certain types of clothing. Exercise and other physical activities are easier and more comfortable. Patients can maintain their results by following a healthy lifestyle (e.g., exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet). Dr. Landsman can provide more tips on how to prolong your leaner and flatter abdomen following your procedure.
To learn whether tummy tuck is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Landsman. Contact his Smithtown, NY plastic surgery practice by calling (631) 864-4111 today.