Body Procedures on Long Island
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Tummy tuck surgery can help firm and slim the stomach area by removing excess hanging skin and repairing loose or stretched muscle. We have found that tummy tuck is a particularly popular procedure for patients who desire a sleeker belly but don’t necessarily need or want liposuction. The common causes of a lumpy or slack belly include:
- Significant weight fluctuations
- Prior surgery
When you undergo a full abdominoplasty, your surgeon generally starts with an incision that runs between the pubic hairline and the navel. The shape and length of the cut will depend on how much alteration is necessary. Your weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and excess fat, tissue, and skin are removed. You may require a second incision around the navel if extra skin needs to be taken from the upper abdomen.
A liposuction is a great option for women and men who have unwanted fat in certain areas. This procedure will minimize and shape your contours. Through our advanced liposuction techniques, our staff can expertly and easily enhance the appearance of almost any part of your body.
Liposuction will not tighten muscle or skin, nor is it a method for overall weight loss. The procedure is designed to target localized pockets of fat that are particularly resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction works best for patients with good skin tone and elasticity who are at their ideal weight.
Your surgeon will make little incisions in the target areas and then inject a solution to limit blood loss and reduce discomfort. A thin, hollow tube, called a cannula, will be inserted into the fat to break it up and then vacuum it out. Because of the small size of the incisions, our patients experience minimal scarring.
A body lift provides the most dramatic transformation of the mid and lower body. It is truly a “resculpting” of the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Broken into its components, the lower body lift includes a tummy tuck, a thigh lift, and a buttock lift.
The body lift procedure is performed on post-bariatric patients who have excess skin because of massive weight loss. However, results can also be dramatic for individuals of normal, stable weight. For example, some of our tummy tuck patients choose to undergo a body lift to tighten the skin on their thighs and buttocks, as well as their bellies.