Are you unhappy with the way you look? Specifically, if you are struggling to lose weight around your mid-section, then a tummy tuck could be the procedure for you, allowing you to have the body you want and deserve.
Dr. Ascherman conveniently serves the New York City area, as well as surrounding communities. You do not have to go through life embarrassed by your appearance any longer.
Learning about Tummy Tucks
Pursued by both men and women, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2017, more than 129,000 patients received a tummy tuck.
When performed by a skilled surgeon, a tummy tuck can successfully remove excess skin and fat around the abdomen. Patients generally utilize this procedure because of the negative side effects of pregnancy and/or obesity.
Before surgery, general anesthesia is often administered, after which the doctor will make an incision across the lower abdomen. The skin and fat is then separated from the abdominal muscles up to the rib cage. Lastly, the skin is loosened and detached from the belly button.
Following surgery, some patients may feel pain or discomfort, but the doctor can prescribe medication to help soothe the pain. Although this is not a scar-free procedure, incisions are typically made where they can be hidden by clothing.
Depending on the particular patient, most individuals return to work and normal routines within one to two weeks. Of course, all strenuous activities and rigorous exercises will have to be avoided for at least one month, or until the doctor gives his approval.
As with any type of cosmetic surgery, risks can occur. Common risks associated with this procedure include the following:
- Skin Loss
- Skin Discoloration
- Fluid Accumulation
These risks are less likely to occur when the tummy tuck is performed by an educated professional, such as Dr. Ascherman.
To schedule your tummy tuck consultation, call 212-305-9612 today.