Are you concerned about stubborn abdominal fat and sagging skin? Then a tummy tuck could be the solution. This popular cosmetic surgical procedure removes excess fat and skin, and tightens the muscles to result in a smoother, trimmer mid-section. With its proven safety and efficacy, the procedure was ranked among the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures in 2019 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Today, skilled plastic surgeons offer an even more advanced treatment – the Brazilian tummy tuck in NYC. In addition to all the benefits of a traditional abdominoplasty, this innovative procedure provides superior waist contouring outcomes for patients who have large amounts of loose skin and fat in the abdominal area, such as that caused by multiple pregnancies.
Invented by a Brazilian surgeon, the Brazilian tummy tuck is intended to significantly reshape the abdomen and central torso. This liposculpture technique combines the traditional elliptical excision of excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen with liposuction Experts use advanced liposuction modalities such as ultrasound-assisted VASERlipo, radiofrequency-assisted BodyTite and laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex to perform this body contouring procedure. Liposuction of the entire abdomen and flank is performed through very small skin incisions using a small, delicate energy-assisted cannula. Excess skin is drawn down and removed, resulting in a flatter, trimmer stomach. The treatment pulls the waist in and gets rid of excess skin, resulting in a smaller looking waist. One major benefit of the Brazilian tummy tuck is it keeps the scars as concealed as possible. Unlike traditional abdominoplasty that causes scars high up above the waist, the Brazilian Tummy Tuck incision is located in the lower abdomen in the area below the “bikini line” so that the scar is very low on the pubic area, allowing you to wear a low-cut bikini.
However, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. Generally, an ideal candidate for Brazilian tummy tuck in NYC is a healthy person with troublesome areas of excess abdominal fat and skin that they would like to get corrected. Here are some general considerations that determine your candidacy for the procedure:
- Have a protruding belly and abdominal muscles in the abdomen area
- Should have experienced significant weight loss resulting in sagging skin
- Are healthy with no medical conditions that could cause problems with healing or recovery
- Are close to your ideal body weight
- Have good skin tone
- Do not smoke
- Have a positive attitude and realistic expectations about the outcome
- Are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a proper diet
Importantly, just as in the traditional approach, the surgeon would advise women to complete having children before considering the treatment. Additional benefits that the Brazilian tummy tuck offers include:
- Pulls up the pubic area which may have dropped due to aging or pregnancy
- Rejuvenates the inner thighs and pubis
- Reduces bouts of incontinence that come after pregnancy
- Recovery is much faster with a downtime of just 10 days
Most patients are able to return to work in 2 to 3 weeks post-op. However, it would take about 4 weeks to return to all normal activities and exercise. In leading NYC plastic surgery practices, the ON-Q PainBuster® pain relief system is used to help their patients recover quickly from tummy tuck surgery. The pump delivers local anesthetic continuously to the treatment site so that there is no pain for the first five days. The use of this non-narcotic automatic pump significantly reduces downtime, improves mobility, and speeds up return to normalcy.
The longevity of the results completely depends upon how you take care of yourself. For instance, you can retain your shapely figure for years to come unless you gain weight or become pregnant. Therefore, to maintain the new look, expert surgeons advise their patients to begin an exercise program, which also helps to increase their health and fitness beginning at week 8.
As the Brazilian tummy tuck in NYC is a relatively new and advanced procedure, schedule your consultation with an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure. After confirming your candidature, considerations and goals, an expert will provide customized treatment to help you achieve optimal results.