There are multiple causes for excess sagging skin around the abdomen. Oftentimes, this is due to a high amount of weight loss or pregnancy. The weakening of stomach muscles combined with the stretching of skin can cause your abdomen to no longer have the appearance you'd like it to have. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical body contouring procedure that our New York plastic surgeon, Dr. George Lefkovits, can perform to return your abdomen to its tight and beautiful original appearance.
During a tummy tuck, Dr. Lefkovits will remove excess skin, which oftentimes helps to remove or decrease the visibility of stretch marks. Dr. Lefkovits will also tighten the muscle wall of the abdomen so you have a taught, slim look when you're healed from your procedure.
Types of Tummy Tucks
There are several types of tummy tucks that Dr. Lefkovits can perform, based upon your personal preferences and needs. Some of these procedures only remove excess skin from the lower portion of your abdomen, while the others remove excess skin from the entire abdomen. These procedures include the following:
- Complete abdominoplasty -- incision from hip to hip and one down from your navel to the hip line
- Partial abdominoplasty -- single shorter incision along your hips
- Extended abdominoplasty -- complete abdominoplasty that will be extended into the sides and/or thighs
In addition to these types of abdominoplasty, these procedures can be done in combination with other body contouring procedures including liposuction, breast procedures, and more.
Contact Our New York Abdominoplasty Surgeon
At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeon prides himself on connecting with his patients and delivering the results they desire to help them look and feel beautiful. If you're interested in determining if you're a good candidate for any type of abdominoplasty, please contact us today by calling (212) 750-9494.