More commonly known as tummy tuck surgery, abdominoplasty can often help patients attain a smoother, slimmer abdomen through the reduction of excess skin and fat, as well as the tightening of abdominal muscles. At 740 Park Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons employ a modified approach to traditional abdominoplasty that incorporates the benefits of both full and mini tummy tuck surgery techniques. Based on the patient’s unique needs, abdominal muscles are carefully tightened from the pubic region to the ribcage through an incision made as inconspicuously as possible along the lower abdomen. Extra skin is then excised, and the remaining skin is pulled tight for a firmer appearance. In some instances, liposuction is also performed to further contour the abdominal region, and the belly button is preserved or repositioned when necessary.
On average, the entire abdominoplasty procedure can typically be completed in about two hours. The majority of patients can return to normal, non-strenuous activities and daily routines after about one week.