Abdominoplasty in Manhattan
How big of an incision will I need?
This is individualized based upon the extent of the work needed.Sometimes a “mini- tummy tuck” can be performed. Liposuction is performed and residual loose skin from the lower abdomen is removed through a small incision in the pubic region (4-6 inches long). If he lower muscles of the abdomen need to be tightened, then it can be performed as well through this small incision. Patients with more laxity of the tissues and greater weakness of the muscles require a longer incision to accomplish the surgery.
Can I have other procedures at the same time?
Yes, in fact it is often easier to do other operations at the same time. Harvesting fat for fat injection to the face can be obtained from the discarded tissue during the abdominoplasty. Sometimes, breast augmentation can be performed through the abdominoplasty incision to avoid incisions on or near the breast. Liposuction of the outer thighs and flanks can be performed through this area as well.