About Tummy Tucks
A tummy tuck, officially called an abdominoplasty, is a popular surgical technique that is used to address excess belly fat. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Suzman offers this procedure in Westchester County, NY to contour and slim the abdominal area by carefully removing the fat and tightening the remaining skin. This is a common procedure, often used on women who have experienced stubborn fat due to pregnancy or weight loss but are unable to remedy their belly fat from diet or exercise. Dr. Suzman can offer a specialized treatment plan for each patient at WESTMED Group and determine which tummy tuck method will render the best results.
"What an amazing doctor. I had a breast lift done- not only was he an incredible surgeon, but his post-operative care has been amazing. Always responsive, concerned about my well-being, and just a great doctor and person. His staff is also fantastic."- J. / Healthgrades / Oct 14, 2017
"30, Rhinoplasty for Bump on Nose - Amazing, amazing doctor. Has excellent bedside manner. Very reassuring and calm. Excellent staff as well."- G. / RealSelf / Sep 10, 2017
"Without a doubt, I would personally recommend Dr Suzman to those I love and I have personally been fortunate enough to have procedures performed by him and returning to him again. He is so humble, very knowledgeable and truly gifted as a surgeon."- J. / Healthgrades / Jul 28, 2017
"Dr. Michael Suzman did an "awesome" job which exceeded my expectations, something I believe he has a reputation of doing with his patients. His presence speaks volumes, you know you are in the presence of a surgeon that has character, highly experienced, professional, safe, caring and understanding. Dr. Michael Suzman walks in the spirit of excellency and has a passion to help, give and do his very best. He truly is and outstanding and exceptional surgeon that has a warm and pleasant disposition so you feel very comfortable interacting with him. I highly and wholeheartedly recommend Dr.Michael Suzman and wonderful staff at WESTMED!"- E.B. / Yelp / May 17, 2017
"Dr Suzman is an excellent surgeon. I've had rhinoplasty with septoplasty and upper blepharoplasty performed by him. Both procedures had an excellent outcome with minimal discomfort and aesthetically, both were very pleasing and natural looking. I needed no pain medication afterwards in the days that followed in recovery. Without a single hesitation, I recommend Dr Suzman and his team 100%. He is so humble , precise, knowledgeable and excellent in the procedures that he performs. Thank you, Dr Suzman, JH."- O. / Google / Jul 17, 2017
The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are those in good health and who at or near their desired weight. Tummy tuck surgery should not be used as a form of weight loss, but as a means to tone the midsection after having already met your weight loss goals. Good candidates for tummy tucks are men or women who experience:
- Excessive skin around the belly button.
- A weakened abdominal wall.
- Sagging or loosened skin on the abdomen.
What to Expect
During the procedure, the surgeon will usually make a horizontal incision, typically between the belly button and pubic area to remove excess fat and tissue from the abdomen. The fascia, tissue beneath the skin, will be tightened and should the belly button require moving, it will be brought out through a small incision and repositioned. Excess skin will also be removed and the incision along the pubic area will be stitched. The result of this procedure is a minor scar that falls along the bikini line for easy coverage. Patients can expect the procedure to take approximately 3 hours, depending on their aesthetic goals.
Following abdominoplasty, there will be some swelling and bruising around the abdomen and belly button. For the first few days following the procedure, tubes may be used to drain the incision site of any blood and fluid. Some patients may be issued an antibiotic to help prevent infection. Patients will experience some abdominal pain, which is normal, and the swelling can take 6 weeks or more to subside. It is very important that patients are careful moving around following the first few months of surgery and they will need to schedule follow up appointments at our office periodically for progress checks.
Plan Your Procedure
Flat, Toned Abs
If you want to attain a flatter, more attractive stomach and have tried a healthy diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may help get you to your desired results. Tummy tuck surgery can help you with the confidence you need to walk the beach without a cover-up and show off the body that you’ve worked so hard to attain. Schedule a consultation with our office today and learn how a tummy tuck can transform you.