A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure that removes the excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles. It is indicated for individuals who, through weight gain and loss or pregnancy, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. A waistline that is hidden under excess skin can be recreated. The clothing that simply could not fit over the excess skin may fit more comfortably or may even need to be a size smaller. Individuals who have an abdominoplasty often have an enhanced self-confidence from their improved appearance. The best candidates for a tummy tuck in New Rochelle, New York, are healthy, in good physical condition, and have pockets of fat or loose skin that have not responded to diet and exercise.
During your recovery, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD will place dressings or bandages on the incisions. An elastic bandage or compression garment may be wrapped around you to minimize swelling and to support your abdomen during healing. Our cosmetic surgeon may place thin tubes under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid. You will be given specific instructions about how to care for the surgical site and how to make your recovery as comfortable as possible.
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