Who doesn’t want a flat stomach? Although this is a common goal for most people, weight fluctuations, pregnancies, the effects of aging or other life changes can make a firm midsection difficult to achieve. If you’re frustrated by the appearance of your stomach, you may wish to explore the option of undergoing a tummy tuck in NYC.

A tummy tuck procedure can improve confidence and incite major life changes that go beyond your physical appearance. Choosing the right surgeon in the NYC area is a crucial part of ensuring you get the results you’re hoping for.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

During a tummy tuck procedure, the skin is tightened to reveal a smoother, flatter abdominal area. A tummy tuck improves muscle tone and can help benefit the results of weight loss when exercise isn’t enough. Excess fat and skin are trimmed and removed. Many tummy tuck procedures will also restore and improve muscle strength in areas that have weakened over time.

Each tummy tuck procedure is personalized around the patient’s body type, shape and goals. In some instances, extreme weight loss can result in loose skin and random fat deposits that unfortunately don’t disappear with exercise. Pregnancies, genetics, aging and other factors may also play a role in the excess skin and fat that is deposited around the midsection. For many people, the decision to undergo a tummy tuck isn’t influenced by aesthetic factors alone. It’s aided by feelings of discomfort.

A tummy tuck is an invasive procedure that requires a skilled surgeon and ample recovery time. Your doctor will determine the shape and size of the incision required to get the best results. No two tummy tucks are exactly alike because no two bodies are the same. Depending on the patient’s current state, he or she may only require a “mini-tuck” with a small incision to correct any fat deposits or stretch marks. In other cases, the patient may need a full tummy tuck or even an extended tummy tuck.

It’s important to choose a doctor who will inform patients of what scars will result. The right surgeon will also explain what appearance and overall results can be expected from the procedure. This will allow the individual to have realistic expectations regarding surgery and the recovery process. The best surgeons will welcome questions and any other concerns you might have throughout the experience, both before and after.

How to Select a Tummy Tuck Doctor

A tummy tuck is a specialized procedure that requires specific skills and knowledge. As you select a tummy tuck surgeon in NYC, be sure to ask about their experience in the field, especially with tummy tucks. A qualified candidate will have specialized training as well as several years of experience. You should ask your surgeon about his or her certifications and credentials to ensure a successful, safe procedure at an accredited surgical facility.

In addition to getting an understanding of your tummy tuck doctor’s surgical background and specialized training, you should ask to see before and after photos of previous patients. Look for patients with similar body types to your own and consider reaching out to hear about their experience.

Why Choose a Tummy Tuck Surgeon

By choosing to undergo a tummy tuck in NYC and surrounding areas, you can rest assured that your tummy tuck will be completed by top surgeons. The doctors at Cohen/Winters have been performing tummy tuck procedures for years. Our doctors have earned a well-deserved reputation for guiding patients through procedures with honesty, placing an emphasis on care.

If you are interested in undergoing a tummy tuck in the NYC area, the board-certified surgeons at Cohen/Winters will help you understand whether or not you are a good candidate for tummy tuck. They can also explain what you to expect from your procedure, with a customized plan for surgery and recovery.

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Dr. Winters

About Dr. Winters

Dr. Winters specializes in primary, revision, reconstructive, functional and teenage rhinoplasty surgeries. Dr. Winters is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and maintains active memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and others.