Tummy Tuck Surgery in New York
Tummy Tuck Offered by One of the Top Plastic Surgeons in New Hartford, New York
Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to contour the abdomen. The surgery is usually performed on individuals who have lost large amounts of weight, people who struggle to remove fat or tighten their abdomen with diet and exercise, or women after pregnancy. Following pregnancy or weight loss, the abdomen might not have the tight, flat appearance desired. This may be due to excess skin, a weakening of the abdominal wall muscles, or a combination of both. A tummy tuck can be beneficial for those who struggle with their abdomen; however, it is not a substitute for weight loss or an exercise program.
During tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Barrientos will remove excess skin. Tummy tucks are often done in combination with liposuction for patients that have stubborn fat deposits, which gives patients a flatter, more toned midsection.
What Results to Expect with a Tummy Tuck
- Less stubborn fat and loose skin
- Contouring of abdomen and waistline to a more shapely figure
- Tighter stomach muscles that have been weakened
- Improvement in scars
- Improve the appearance of stretch marks
By removing excess skin and fat and strengthening your abdominal wall, a tummy tuck can give your abdomen a more toned and slimmer appearance. Tummy tuck results are usually long-lasting if you maintain a stable weight.
Mommy Makeover vs. Tummy Tuck
The joys of having children unfortunately sometimes leave behind undesired changes in the female body. Loose skin, excess weight gain, sagging or loose breast tissue, and stretch marks.
The main difference between a mommy makeover and a tummy tuck is that a tummy tuck is a single procedure, while a mommy makeover involves multiple cosmetic procedures, which usually involve improvements to the breasts as well as the abdomen.
After childbirth and breastfeeding, many women experience deflated breast volume and sagging breasts. Breast lift with or without implant or fat grafting augmentation can help rejuvenate the breasts to their pre-pregnancy appearance. Liposuction to the abdomen and flanks can help contour an hourglass and shapely waistline to complement the results of the abdominoplasty. Dr. Barrientos is an expert at advising patients on what combination of procedures can help you achieve a more attractive and youthful figure.
Ideal Candidate for a Tummy Tuck
- Male or female that has lost a significant amount of weight and is now at a stable weight
- Has lost abdominal tone and shape over the years due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, genetics, age, or previous surgeries
- Has completed childbearing years
- Loose, sagging tissue comprised of skin and fat that hangs below their waist
- Is in overall good health and has no medical conditions that can impair healing
- Is a non-smoker
To be considered a good candidate, patients should be healthy, relatively fit, and motivated to maintain good weight control after surgery. It is also important to note that tummy tuck surgery is not designed as a tool for major weight loss. Tummy tuck candidates are near or at their ideal body weight, since significant weight loss after the procedure can be counterintuitive to the aesthetic results of the cosmetic procedure.
Additionally, a tummy tuck will not necessarily correct the look of stretch marks. Any stretch marks that are in the region of the abdomen where skin will be removed during the tummy tuck, will diminish in appearance. However, any stretch marks that are outside the area of skin that is excised during surgery will not change. Treatments after the surgery can be done to help with appearance including lasers, microneedling, and skincare products that can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Individuals who have lost a substantial amount of weight and are suffering from excess skin due to weight loss are ideal candidates for the procedure. Dr. Barrientos will have an in-depth consultation with you to go over the intended results and realistic expectations of the procedure.
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Dr. Barrientos was able to understand the results I was looking for. He is professional and makes you feel comfortable, when assessing your needs. His staff is efficient and friendly. Overall, it was a rewarding experience from beginning to the end. I love my results and will recommend Dr. Barrientos, to anyone looking to improve their appearance!!!
Long story short, I had surgery out of state, Miami to be exact. I return back to NY without my drainages (nurses took them out a few days after surgery) and I ended up catching three or more infections and no one from the Upstate NY area, as far as plastic surgeons, wanted to take my case. But Barrientos did and I owe this man my life as you can see by my before and after photos he stood by me the whole way through I was in the hospital for almost two months and Lord did he go above and beyond. Not only can he bless you with a new body, he’s able to fix the damage others have done to you. Thank you so much I would’ve die if it wasn’t for you and your team🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Picking a surgeon for abdominal surgery is definitely daunting, particularly in our area. My entire experience with Dr. Barrientos and his staff has been a pleasure. He is very professional and meticulous! The office was upfront with surgical details, costs and expected outcomes. At only 3 weeks post-op, I am already very pleased with my surgery and I expected it to be excellent when fully healed. I would highly recommend Dr. Barrientos if considering any plastic surgery!
Wow! What an amazing team and doctor! Dr. B was so wonderful!!! He is truly an artist! He is conservative and safe and would never push anything that was not in your best interest. I was truly comfortable through this reconstruction process. The staff….so caring, so supportive, and so super friendly! They are unbelievably helpful and supportive!!! I would highly recommend!!
Other Plastic Surgery Services Offered
A surgery to increase breast size. It involves placing breast implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles.
It is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body.
Often referred to as a Mommy Makeover, abdominoplasty and breast surgery are often combined to rejuvenate a mother’s body.
Dr. Barrientos can help you feel like yourself again. Let him know what changes you would like to see and Dr. Barrientos will help you refresh your appearance.
Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions
Will my stretch marks go away after a tummy tuck?
If the stretch marks are located on the excess skin, specifically on the lower abdomen below the belly button, they may be removed along with the excess skin. Any remaining stretch marks not excised during the procedure may become less noticeable once the skin has been made taut with the tummy tuck surgery.
Are the results of a tummy tuck permanent?
Results of a tummy tuck are permanent but can be diminished by substantial fluctuations in weight post-procedure. Anyone planning to shed a significant amount of pounds or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone this procedure.