Tummy Tuck Guide for NYC Patients
Tummy Tuck Guide for NYC Patients
Many women, including mothers who have given birth to one or more children are often interested in a tummy tuck procedure in the NYC area. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat to make the abdomen more firm and lean in appearance. This procedure provides women with a boost in their self esteem and more confidence in the way they carry themselves along with a positive body image. Women who are interested in getting this procedure done may not know where to begin and may have many questions. There are many details and information that will guide you on your path to achieving the looks you desire.
How is the procedure performed?
A highly qualified and skilled surgeon such as Dr. Douglas Steinbrech performs the procedure in a state-of-the-art facility. The surgeon makes the first incision located near the bikini line and from one hip to the other. A second incision is made near the bellybutton region and the skin is then separated from the abdominal wall. The muscles are sutured together and repositioned while the excess fat is removed and the skin is pulled down. The naval region is re-positioned at the end of the tummy tuck.
Selecting the Right Surgeon
Always seek recommendations from family and friends first. They will usually lead you to a trusted plastic surgeon. If recommendations are not available, you will want to find your own path to an educated, highly trained, experienced and certified professional. In addition, you will want to confirm that they are licensed in the state of New York. You can ask the office of your choice directly and visit their website for more details. Avoid any office that gives you a hard time about the details or seems to hold back or hide their information. If they are a reputable doctor office they will be happy to provide you with any confirmation you may need to become a patient. Visit each potential candidate’s office for a consultation. Remember to observe the cleanliness and disposition of the staff and surgeon. You want to feel comfortable in a clean environment and be able to communicate clearly with the staff and surgeon.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your abdomen and you are physically healthy and a non-smoker, you are a great candidate. Also you will need to have realistic expectations regarding the results. Discuss the end result with your surgeon during your consultation to see if that is something you will feel comfortable with.
Risks from receiving a tummy tuck include infection, bleeding, anesthesia risks, fluid accumulation, skin loss, poor wound healing, changes in skin sensation, prolonged swelling, skin discoloration, prolonged healing time and numbness.
You will experience benefits such as a slimmer midsection, tighter muscles, improved appearance, boost to your self-esteem and possible removal of stretch marks during surgery.
Costs, Financing and Discounts
Tummy tuck procedures in New York City usually cost $5,000 and up. Prices range from office to office, it is best to get a quote during your consultation process. Check with your health insurance company to see if they cover any expenses related to tummy tuck surgery. In addition, you can check with the plastic surgery office of your choice to see if they offer financing options. Many plastic surgeons try their best to provide their patients with finance options as well as discounts from time to time. Beware of any price that is too good to be true. Even though they may offer the same procedure they may skimp in other areas and not provide you with the high quality service you deserve. Dr. Douglas Steinbrech also offers financing for tummy tuck procedures for qualified individuals. Contact his office today to see if you qualify and learn more about the procedure by filling out the contact form.
Recovery and Post Surgery
Patients should expect a two week recovery period. Swelling, pain and discomfort of the abdominal area is common. A binder around your abdomen is recommended to be worn for the two week recovery period. Moderate, light exercise will help the healing process as well lower the risk for blood clots and reduce swelling in the region.
Before and After Tummy Tuck Photos
Remember to always check the credentials and licensing of potential candidates. Avoid any plastic surgery offices that are run out of hotel rooms, houses or any other temporary locations. Always confirm the surgeons credentials and licensing in the state of New York. Choose your surgeon carefully and have realistic results regarding the outcome. Begin your path to a leaner, tighter tummy today! To receive additional information and learn more about the tummy tuck procedure, please fill out the contact form.