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Reverse Tummy Tuck

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A reverse tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that targets excess skin and fat in the upper abdomen. Unlike traditional tummy tucks, which focus on the lower abdomen, it addresses sagging skin and lack of definition above the belly button. Dr. Lalezar uses cutting-edge, strategic reverse tummy tuck techniques to help you achieve a chiseled upper abdomen.

Restore a chiseled upper abdomen

The reverse tummy tuck in NYC is a surgical procedure that addresses loose skin and fat deposits in the upper abdomen. Unlike a traditional tummy tuck, which targets the lower abdomen, this technique concentrates on enhancing the appearance of the area above the belly button. By making an incision along the lower part of the breastbone, excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining tissue is pulled upwards to create a tighter, more toned contour.

This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, pregnancy, or aging-related changes that have resulted in sagging skin and diminished elasticity in the upper abdomen. By focusing on this specific area, the reverse tummy tuck aims to rejuvenate the upper abdominal region, restoring a more defined appearance.

The goals of reverse tummy tuck:

  • Target excess skin and fat in the upper abdomen
  • Improve contour and definition above the belly button
  • Address sagging skin and laxity in the upper abdominal region
  • Enhance the overall appearance of the midsection
  • Provide a more toned and youthful silhouette
The torso of a woman in cotton briefs and a bralette with a thin abdomen after a reverse tummy tuck in NYC

Combine reverse tummy tuck with a breast lift or reduction

Combining a reverse tummy tuck in NYC with a breast lift or reduction can offer comprehensive enhancement to both the upper body and abdomen. Since the reverse tummy tuck involves making an incision along the lower part of your breastbone, the surgeon can also take the opportunity to lift sagging breasts or reduce excess glandular tissue. This allows you to achieve your aesthetic goals for the upper torso and midsection while combining the recovery time.

Dr. Lalezar’s reverse tummy tuck surgical technique

During a reverse tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Lalezar will begin by making an incision along the lower part of your breastbone. Through this incision, excess skin and fat in the upper abdomen are carefully removed to sculpt the area. Once the desired amount of tissue has been excised, Dr. Lalezar will pull the remaining skin upwards, creating a tighter appearance in the upper abdomen. Sutures are then used to secure the newly positioned skin in place.

A woman in lace underwear showing off her thin torso after a reverse tummy tuck in NYC

Your recovery journey after reverse tummy tuck

Following your reverse tummy tuck in NYC, you may experience side effects like pain, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. These effects are manageable with prescribed pain medication and the application of ice packs to reduce discomfort and inflammation. Additionally, you will be advised to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and support healing.

Recovery from a reverse tummy tuck generally involves taking it easy for several weeks and avoiding strenuous activities and heavy lifting. Dr. Lalezar will provide specific instructions for wound care and follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. Adhering to these guidelines is essential to ensure optimal healing and achieving the desired results. With proper aftercare, you can expect a smooth recovery and enjoy the benefits of your reverse tummy tuck.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon dedicated to providing exceptional care and personalized attention to each patient. With his expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery, specializing in procedures for the face, breasts, and body, Dr. Lalezar ensures that every individual receives the highest standard of treatment. Take the first step towards achieving your aesthetic goals by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Lalezar for a reverse tummy tuck in NYC.

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