About Tummy Tuck in New York
In today's figure conscious society, greater attention is directed to the size and shape of our bodies. In an attempt therefore to control any bodily changes which may occur in this respect, we try to make use of exercise and diet to the best of our abilities. However certain areas of our body, in particular the abdomen, can become stubbornly resistant to any improvements. In some individuals the localized deposits of fat in the abdominal region combined with muscle laxity can make any hopes of a "flat tummy" very difficult to achieve. In women this becomes all the more difficult if stretched and loose skin appears following pregnancy. The children are, of course, worth every inconvenience. Nonetheless this does not stop us from thinking whether or not anything can be done to improve this.
Alternatively there are individuals who may have lost a large amount of weight and subsequently find as a result that they have an "apron" of skin which hangs down in front of the abdomen. This occasionally can lead to problems of chafing and rashes appearing under this "apron".
Surgical procedures can selectively be employed to improve situations in which these problems arise. These operations however are not directed toward weight reduction, which is still primarily a dietary problem. In cases where improvements can not be made despite even the most diligent efforts, an abdominoplasty may be appropriate. Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" as it is commonly known is an operation to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall and to remove excess skin folds and fatty tissues from the middle and lower abdominal region. As such it can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen and lead to a flatter, firmer, tighter stomach and a thinner waist as well.
Many times however the problem is basically confined to only localized fat in the abdominal region without any associated skin laxity or stretch marks. In these cases liposuction alone may be suitable. Other times liposuction can be performed in conjunction with one of the many variations of an abdominoplasty procedure. Dr. Klapper will assess and advise you which would be more appropriate at your consultation.
Tummy Tuck Summary
Abdominoplasty has always been a popular cosmetic surgery request. It is an excellent solution to difficult situations in which individuals are troubled by redundant abdominal skin, lax muscles and excess fat. Providing one accepts the scar and recovery period, the results are quite pleasing. The procedure will give confidence to the individual and allow them to wear clothes that were previously unsuitable. The effects are generally long lasting provided you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
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You must also be aware that these notes make no recommendations for surgery and in no way should it be considered promotional material for any organization.