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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

For Those Who’ve Lost Weight, Had Children or Need A Confidence Boost

A tummy tuck, medically known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat and rebuilds weak abdominal muscles for a smoother, slimmer abdominal profile. Tummy tuck surgery can be an ideal solution for both women and men who are struggling to sculpt the stomach they want despite regular exercise and healthy eating. It is one of the most popular body contouring procedures available, particularly for patients who wish to restore the appearance of their midsection after pregnancy or weight loss.

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This transformative procedure can help by:

  • Eliminating excess fat and skin from your midsection

  • Tightening weak or separated abdominal muscles

  • Flattening a “belly pooch” that is unresponsive to diet and exercise

  • Sculpting a firmer, flatter and more defined stomach

  • Improving the fit of clothing

  • Giving you long-lasting results and a renewed sense of confidence

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Meet Dr. Itay Wiser and the Team of WiserMD

A tummy tuck at WiserMD of New York, New York, is an exciting opportunity to sculpt the figure you’ve always wanted. During your initial consultation, Dr. Wiser will inquire about your concerns, your lifestyle and your beauty goals. You will have the opportunity to visualize your potential results before surgery using our state-of-the-art 3D simulation system. This, combined with Dr. Wiser's expertise in aesthetic surgery of the breast and body, ensures you leave your consultation with confidence, knowing that the body you've dreamed of can be a reality. 

 

Dr. Wiser is a New York-licensed and Israeli board-certified plastic surgeon. He has spent years earning advanced degrees, completing specialty fellowship programs, authoring pieces in peer-reviewed scientific publications and presenting at international plastic surgery conferences. Together with his staff, Dr. Wiser builds relationships based on a foundation of honesty, mutual trust and realistic expectations. We believe in being accessible, accountable and consistent, and in keeping our core values at the heart of everything we do at WiserMD.

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Body Contouring Customized For You

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No two tummy tucks are the same. When you choose Dr. Wiser for your surgery, you can be confident that your treatment plan will be entirely customized. Dr. Wiser will take the time to get to know you and your concerns so he can create a procedure that meets your unique needs. Whether you’re looking for subtle tweaks or a total transformation, Dr. Wiser will design the tummy tuck that’s right for you. 

 

There are three types of abdominoplasty procedures, each of which takes about two hours to perform under general anesthesia. A full tummy tuck tightens lax abdominal muscles and achieves significant removal of excess skin and fat. A mini tummy tuck focuses on the muscles, skin and fat in the lower abdomen only. An extended tummy tuck removes excess skin from a larger area than a full tummy tuck, making it ideal for those who have lost a considerable amount of weight.

Tummy tuck surgery is commonly combined with other procedures to yield a full-body transformation. Liposuction, for example, is frequently used to provide additional fat reduction and contour refinements. Many women also choose to combine their tummy tuck with breast augmentation and/or a breast lift to restore their body after childbirth. This combination of procedures is commonly known as a mommy makeover.

Discover The Confidence to be Uniquely You

Expect to spend two to four weeks away from your daily activities after a tummy tuck. Activity restriction will be strict at first and you will have a compression garment to wear. Follow Dr. Wiser’s aftercare instructions closely to reduce swelling, increase your comfort and make the most of your new contours.

 

Although initial improvements are visible immediately after tummy tuck surgery, the most striking results emerge as the postoperative swelling subsides. Your midsection will be smoother, flatter and more proportionate with the rest of your figure. The scar will be in a location that can be hidden by most clothing and will fade substantially over time. 

 

Patients who have tummy tuck surgery choose to live their life confidently again. It takes gumption to have a child, lose weight or recognize that your body doesn’t look the way you want it to. With a tummy tuck, you can finally enjoy an abdomen that reflects your commitment to health and zest for life. Abdominoplasty, more than perhaps any other elective cosmetic surgery, has the power to dramatically improve patients’ quality of life.

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Exemplary Care and Life-Changing Results

Imagine waking up each day and feeling confident in what you see in the mirror. That is the goal Dr. Wiser has for every patient who walks through the doors of WiserMD. From your first consultation, to your surgery day, to the follow-ups to see how you’re enjoying your results, Dr. Wiser will be with you every step of the way. His passion for improving the doctor-patient relationship and attention to detail make the difference in consistently achieving beautiful and natural tummy tuck results.

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Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation at WiserMD Today

​Having a child or losing a great deal of weight can transform your life for the better, but even the most beautiful milestones can have downsides. The changes your body undergoes during these events are significant and lasting. You may find yourself with a belly bulge, stubborn fat in places you never used to have it or sagging skin that makes you uncomfortable baring your midsection to the public, a partner or even yourself. If you’re ready to make a positive change, tummy tuck surgery may be right for you. Contact WiserMD today at 347-986-1291 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Wiser.

What is a tummy tuck?


The tummy tuck procedure involves the removal of excess fat and skin, leading to a tightening effect for your abdominal wall, which gives it a toned, tighter, and flatter appearance.




Would a liposuction or tummy tuck work best for me?


The answer depends upon what you are trying to achieve. The liposuction procedure involves the removal of only fat found under the skin. You may be left with excess skin if your skin is inelastic and cannot adjust to sudden fat loss.

Although an abdominoplasty does remove some fat, the focus of the procedure is for tightening excess abdominal skin. It is usually performed for individuals who have lost weight and need the removal of excess skin.

If you would like both skin tightening and weight loss, you may be able to use a combination of a tummy tuck and liposuction procedure to get the best of both worlds. It is the preferred combination to achieve the best outcomes. This combined procedure is known as lipo-abdominoplasty.




Would I make a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure?


The best candidates for the tummy tuck are those who are:

  • Struggling to return the appearance of their abdomen to how it looked before childbirth.

  • Finding toning their stomach more difficult as they grow older.

  • Close to their optimal body weight, but need some toning.

  • A person who experienced significant weight loss, either through exercise and diet or surgery, but need excess skin removal.

Candidates for a tummy tuck should:

  • Be at a stable weight

  • Have realistic expectations regarding the results of their procedure




Are there different types of tummy tuck procedures?


Yes. There are three types of abdominoplasty procedures. Each of these is designed for targeting various areas of the body so that every patient can achieve the results that they desire with minimal scarring. Each tummy tuck procedure typically takes about two hours to perform under general anesthesia.

Full Tummy Tuck

The full tummy tuck procedure involves the forming of an incision running from hip to hip, and another is required around the navel. The goal of this type of tummy tuck is tightening abdominal muscles for a tighter appearance and a narrower waist. We remove any excess fat and skin during this procedure. Depending upon their location, stretch marks, and C-section scars can also possibly be removed.

Mini Tummy Tuck

The mini tummy tuck is appropriate for anyone whose main area of focus is their lower abdomen. It is a modified version of the abdominoplasty procedure that helps to tighten the muscle and remove excess skin found on the lower abdomen under the navel. This procedure does leave a scar but does not involve a repositioning of the naval or excess skin removal from the upper abdominal area.

Extended Tummy Tuck

If you have excess skin on your hips, commonly known as "love handles," this procedure may be right for you. The extended tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin from a larger area than the conventional tummy tuck, which is optimal for those who have lost a significant amount of weight. In many cases, the naval will be placed in a higher position after the removal of excess skin.

During your consultation, Dr. Wiser will evaluate excess skin and fat to help determine whether an extended abdominoplasty is appropriate or only liposuction of the waist area.




Does the tummy tuck procedure leave a scar?


The resultant scar from this procedure is dependent upon the chosen procedure and your body. In the case of a full tummy tuck, a scar will typically result running from hip to hip that is in a shape that can be hidden by clothing. After a full tummy tuck, you may also have a scar near your navel. Because of what is involved with the mini tummy tuck, the resultant scar can be placed lower, near the pubic area. It will not cause a scar on the navel. Undergoing an extended tummy tuck may cause scars around the navel and lower back.




Can a tummy tuck procedure be used as a form of weight loss?


Although a tummy tuck procedure can remove some accumulated fat, and possibly minimize stretch marks, it is essential to realize that this procedure is no substitute for weight loss plan and should not be considered as such.

There are three types of treatments for obesity (excess weight): the most common is a dietary intervention, alone or with the help of a dietitian. The second is with the help of prescription medications, which should be planned by an endocrinologist who specializes in weight loss. These medications typically work by decreasing appetite, reaching satiety with small amounts of food, or both. Other types of drugs work by interfering with fat absorption. The third type of intervention is bariatric surgery. These surgical procedures either restrict the amount of food the stomach can contain or decreases the gut ability to absorb food. For the right patient, bariatric surgery provides the most efficient way to lose a significant amount of weight.




What if I become pregnant after my tummy tuck?


Typically, we recommend performing this procedure after the completion of family planning. However, many women who become pregnant after having an abdominoplasty report satisfactory preservation of the aesthetic outcome after giving birth. There are no medical safety concerns reported for pregnant women with a history of a tummy tuck, or to their child either.