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 and Greenwich, CT 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.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Young 50's Woman for TT, Lipo and Facial Fat Transfer - Harrison, NY - Dr Suzman is a true professional and talented surgeon, from the beginning was honest what I should expect, I even got some hand holding when needed with all my questions and concerns. I highly recommend and am thrilled with my results. Also, the outpatient facility staff was incredible, caring and on top of their game, I felt very cared for by the Dr, Heather, the anesthiologist and the staff at surgery center.Unfortunately, the one turn off was the payment staff miscommunicated with me regarding Care Credit options and failed to assist when i realized what she signed me up for. I did not care for the poor follow up and this has tainted my view of my experience. Otherwise 5 STARS ."- T. / RealSelf / Feb 12, 2018
"I am a patient with dr Suzman for many years. Did liposuction in multiple areas. I trust him very much his staff is excellent too. My next procedure will be tummy tuck"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 15, 2019
"Dr. Suzman is wonderful! So is his staff! He is one of the few doctors who does not make you wait either. A rarity for sure. I went in for a procedure in January. He found a ruptured implant and a Hernia. The surgey took much longer than anticipated. The results are fantastic! Could not be happier. His specialties are breast and face. Board certified and a pleasure to talk to. Again, so is his staff! Go see him. You will be ecstatic too!!"- J.O. / Yelp / Oct 02, 2019
Best Candidates for Tummy Tuck
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 with Tummy Tuck
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.
Tummy Tuck Other Considerations
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
- Average Cost
- $9,500 - $14,850
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.