Tummy Tuck in Long Island, NY
The tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin, tighten abdominal muscles and eliminate or improve the appearance of scars on the abdomen (commonly called the tummy, hence the popular name "tummy tuck").
Has pregnancy caused your abdominal skin and muscles to become flabby? Do you feel as if your tummy is hanging down to your toes? Has excessive weight gain followed by weight loss left a layer of loose extra skin and stretched out, thin muscles? Then take the next step and call Dr. Funt at 516-295-0404 or 516-627-6100 today to learn how abdominoplasty can give you a flatter, more defined stomach.
Weak stomach muscles and extra fatty tissue could be contributing to your bad posture and causing potential back problems. Abdominoplasty is designed to help correct these situations.
People who have had major weight loss and
When you awaken after your abdominoplasty, you most likely will experience some abdominal discomfort when the anesthesia wears off. Your surgeon will give you medication to relieve any discomfort. You can expect some pain in the incision, however, this is alleviated with medication and gradually subsides as you begin to walk and move about.
You will receive specific instructions to follow during your recovery including rest and sleeping positions, bathing and showering techniques, and exercises you can perform at home.
Swelling of the abdomen is normal following your tummy tuck. Dr. Funt's abdominoplasty technique utilizes absorbable sutures so you do not need to worry about having any sutures removed. You will find that swelling subsides starting the second week after your tummy tuck, but some lower abdominal fullness persists.
You may expect to see about 50% of your total contour improvement at three weeks and about 75% at one month. It usually takes an additional two weeks for the last of the swelling to recede. Occasionally, individuals may see continued improvement up to six months after a tummy tuck, but changes beyond three months are usually subtle. You will be happiest with your tummy tuck if you understand that it will take several months for the complete results of our ideal new look to be fully visible.