Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Body Procedures

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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Nassau County + Manhattan

The Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) along with other Body, Face, Breast and Nose Procedures that I perform can help give you a renewed physical and emotional self confidence. The most important first step is for us to have a consultation to discuss your concerns, needs, expectations and to answer ALL of your questions.  Having a mutual understanding is valuable for your success since your well being is my main concern. Brian D. Cohen, M.D.

An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) tightens the abdominal walls and removes excess skin to create a flatter contour of the abdomen. This procedure is popular with mothers who have passed their childbearing years and is not recommended for women who may get pregnant in the future. Also, people who have undergone bariatric (weight loss) surgery are common subjects of tummy tuck surgery. Anyone who has difficulty reducing abdominal fat and increasing tone despite frequent exercise is a good candidate for this surgery. Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight are also encouraged to wait before undergoing the procedure, since skin in that area typically loosens after substantial weight loss.

The abdominoplasty procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Cohen will make two incisions: one from hipbone to hipbone close to the pubic area, and one around the navel. Skin is separated from the abdominal muscles, which are then pulled together and stitched into place for a firmer abdomen and narrower waist. The skin flap is stretched down and over the newly tightened muscles, excess skin is removed, and the navel is reattached. Finally, the incisions will be stitched, dressings will be applied, and a temporary tube will be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical site.