Bellava Spa: Westchester County’s Tummy Tuck Experts
Bellava MedAesthetics and Plastic Surgery Center, a leading Westchester County plastic surgery and medi-spa center, has been enhancing the appearance and improving the self-confidence of patients throughout the Pelham, NY area for years. Whether you’re interested in a facelift, breast augmentation, or a complete mommy makeover, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chang Soo Kim, can help you achieve the look that you desire.
A firm, toned tummy is the hallmark of an attractive silhouette. While diet and exercise can certainly help you achieve a toned waistline, sometimes, they just aren’t enough. Genetics, pregnancy, age; there are a lot of factors that can impact your ability to attain a picture-perfect abdomen, but there is a way that you can get the beautiful figure that you’ve always longed for. How? – With a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck, personalized to your unique needs, can dramatically enhance your midriff and can give you a figure that you’ll be proud to show off. Find out more about this life-changing cosmetic treatment from Dr. Kim, a board-certified surgeon and founder of Bellava MedAesthetics and Plastic Surgery Center of Pelham, NY.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Medically known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that’s designed to tighten and reshape the skin and the underlying muscles of the abdominal area. During the procedure, excess fat and skin are removed from the stomach, and connective tissue within the abdominal wall (fascia) is tightened to reveal a flatter, more toned tummy. With proper diet and exercise, the results of a tummy tuck can last for years.
There are two types of tummy tucks: full and mini (partial abdominoplasty). While both are surgical procedures that are designed to improve the appearance of the stomach, there are differences between the two. A full tummy tuck focuses on improving the entire abdominal region, both above and below the belly button, while a mini tummy tuck generally focuses on removing excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen, just beneath the belly button. Because a mini tummy tuck focuses on a smaller area, the incision is usually smaller and the recovery time is quicker.
Who Should Consider a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tucks and mini tummy tucks are among the most popular cosmetic procedures, with both men and women benefitting from the results this surgery provides. The reasons patients choose to have this surgery are personal and vary from person to person; however, if any of the following describes your situation, a tummy tuck might be the right option for you:
- You follow a strict diet and exercise routine but still can’t eliminate a protruding belly.
- Pregnancy has stretched out the skin on your tummy and damaged your abdominal muscles.
- You’ve lost a significant amount of weight, but now you have excess skin on your belly.
- A “potbelly” runs in your family.
- You’ve lost elasticity in your belly skin as a result of aging.
Whether you have a full tummy tuck or a mini depends on your specific circumstances. A reputable Westchester County cosmetic surgeon will perform a complete assessment of your abdominal area to determine which procedure will better suit your needs.
How to Prepare
If you’ve decided that a tummy tuck is an option that you’d like to consider, a consultation with a reputable Pelham plastic surgeon that specializes in this procedure will be the first part of the process. During a consultation, you should be prepared to have a complete assessment of your abdominal area. You should also be ready to answer questions that pertain to your medical history, including any conditions you currently have or have had in the past, medications you are taking, and previous surgeries you have had.
After your consultation, your doctor will determine whether a full or partial abdominoplasty is the right option for you. He or she will also advise you on how to prepare for the surgery. For example, if you smoke, it’s likely that you will be advised to quit smoking prior to the procedure and during the recovery period. You may also have to stop taking any medications that could increase bleeding.
Once a date for your surgery is set, you’ll need to make arrangements to have someone drive you home. It’s also a good idea to have someone assist you for at least the first full day following your procedure and to clear your schedule for several weeks while you recover.
Post-Tummy Tuck Surgery: What to Expect
After surgery, your doctor will prescribe medication to help you manage any pain. You’ll also receive a complete list of instructions to facilitate a smoother and faster recovery. It can take several weeks to fully recover. During recovery, you should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity.
Post-surgery, your doctor will assess your incision on several occasions to ensure you are healing properly. Once you are completely healed, you can expect to see a dramatic difference in the overall appearance of your abdominal region. Excess skin and fat will be drastically eliminated, if not completely removed. Additionally, your stomach will be tighter and more toned, and you’ll just feel better about the way you look.
Tummy Tuck Benefits
A tummy tuck offers numerous benefits. Not only does this procedure give you a flatter, more visually appealing waistline, but you’ll also experience a heightened sense of self-esteem.
Besides the obvious cosmetic benefits that a tummy tuck provides, it can also offer several health benefits. An abdominoplasty can correct a ventral (abdominal) hernia, reduce stress urinary incontinence, minimize back pain, and even improve your posture.
Get the Body You Desire at Westchester County’s Leading Plastic Surgery Center
If you want to take advantage of the benefits that a tummy tuck can offer and you’re located in the Pelham, NY area, contact Bellava MedAesthetics and Plastic Surgery Center. Our head plastic surgeon, Dr. Kim, specializes in both full and mini tummy tucks, which are performed on-site at our state-of-the-art, Joint Accredited Westchester County surgery center.
Dr. Kim, a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, is a renowned plastic surgeon who has performed hundreds of tummy tucks for women and men throughout the Pelham area. To ensure complete success, procedures are customized to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. Dr. Kim and the entire staff at Bellava MedAesthetics and Plastic Surgery Center will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process.
To find out how a tummy tuck can change your appearance – and your life – please call 914-826-8963 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim Get the silhouette you desire; contact Bellava MedAesthetics and Plastic Surgery Center today!