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If you’re unhappy with your midsection due to excess skin, stretch marks, or weakened abdominal muscles after pregnancy or significant weight loss, you’re a good candidate for a tummy tuck surgery in NYC. Dr. Lalezar uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to tighten your abdominal muscles and help you achieve a firm, taut, and chiseled tummy.

Restore A Firm & Chiseled Abdomen

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is designed to tighten and tone the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat from the stomach. The procedure involves making a strategic incision on the abdomen to trim away excess skin, remove excess fat deposits, and tighten underlying abdominal muscles, helping you achieve a firm and chiseled tummy. This procedure can reverse the effects of age, childbirth, and weight loss on the tummy.

The Goals of Tummy Tuck:

  • Removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area
  • Tightening the abdominal muscles to create a firmer, more toned appearance
  • Improving the appearance of stretch marks
  • Improving the appearance of a protruding or sagging belly
  • Enhancing the overall shape and contours of the abdomen
Dr. Lalezar examining a woman's body for tummy tuck surgery in NYC

Your Recovery Journey

After your tummy tuck surgery in NYC, you must rest and allow your body to heal. You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medications. Please follow the post-operative instructions carefully to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. You may have to wear compression garments to control swelling, take medications, and avoid strenuous exercises for 6 to 8 weeks. You can resume low-level activities or work after a week.

Beautiful woman's torso after tummy tuck surgery in NYC

Tummy Tuck + Abdominal Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat from specific areas of the body using a hollow cannula. The cannula is inserted through small incisions in the skin, and the excess fat is suctioned out. Liposuction can be combined with a tummy tuck to improve the overall results. Liposuction is performed before the tummy tuck to remove excess fat from the abdominal area, making it easier to tighten the muscles and remove excess skin, leading to a smoother and more contoured appearance.

Types of Tummy Tuck:

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck, also known as a partial abdominoplasty, is a less invasive version of the traditional tummy tuck procedure. It is typically used to correct issues in the lower abdominal area, such as loose skin or a small protrusion. The procedure involves a smaller incision just above the pubic area, the excess skin is removed, and the muscles are tightened.

Full Tummy Tuck

We offer a full tummy tuck surgery in NYC, also known as a complete abdominoplasty, which is a more comprehensive procedure that addresses issues in the upper and lower abdominal area. It involves a larger incision from hip to hip, just above the pubic area. The excess skin and fat are removed, and the muscles in the abdominal wall are tightened to create a flatter and more toned appearance. This is a good option for people with significant skin laxity and excess fat.

Extended Tummy Tuck

An extended tummy tuck, also known as a circumferential abdominoplasty, is typically used to address issues in the abdominal area, the flanks, or “love handles,” and the lower back. The procedure involves a longer incision that extends around the waist and may include liposuction to remove excess fat. The surgeon trims away excess skin, removes fat, and tightens the underlying muscles, making your waist look slimmer and more contoured.

Dr. Lalezar’s Surgical Technique

During your consultation, Dr. Lalezar will discuss your goals for the procedure and assess your overall health and medical history. He will examine your abdominal area to determine the best approach for your specific needs, including whether you need a mini, full, or extended tummy tuck. Dr. Lalezar will explain the various options available, determine if you can benefit from abdominal liposuction, and provide a detailed overview of the surgical plan.

Your tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. The procedure takes 2 to 5 hours, depending on the techniques used. The surgeon may perform a mini, full, or extended tummy tuck, which will determine the size and location of the incisions. Dr. Lalezar will remove excess skin and fat and tighten the abdominal muscles. He may also reposition the belly button to a more natural-looking location.

Before & Afters

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Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge aesthetic surgeries. He takes a patient-centric approach to tummy tuck surgery in NYC, offering surgical plans that align with your unique anatomy and goals. Furthermore, he ensures you feel safe and supported through every stage of your surgery, from the initial consultation to the final stages of your recovery. Please schedule a consultation to explore your tummy tuck options.

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