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TriBeCa Plastic Surgery

Sydney R. Coleman, MD  |  Mary Lombardi, PA-C

Tummy Tuck


Tummy tuck surgery creates firm and toned abdominal contours. Men and women often find that weight loss, pregnancy, and aging lead to an excess accumulation of skin that obscures the attractive contours of the abdomen. Tummy tuck surgery highlights the abdomen by eliminating excess skin and reducing unwanted fat. TriBeCa Plastic Surgery will customize your tummy tuck so you achieve the best, most attractive abdominal results possible.

What Can Tummy Tuck Surgery Achieve?

Tummy Tuck Options


Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is most suitable for patients who have a limited amount of excess skin and muscle laxity. Incisions are placed low in the bikini line so that scars can be easily concealed with clothing. TriBeCa Plastic Surgery pulls the abdominal muscles together and stitches them in place using a special suturing technique. Minor correction of excess skin in the lower abdomen is made for patients who require it. Liposuction may also be used to enhance your curves or abdominal definition.

Traditional Tummy Tuck

A traditional tummy tuck is the ideal treatment for patients with both skin and muscle laxity in the abdomen. TriBeCa Plastic Surgery creates an incision along the bikini line from hip to hip and a secondary incision around the navel. He tightens the abdominal muscles and trims away excess skin. The remaining tissue is draped, not pulled, to highlight the natural contour of the abdomen, and a new navel is created in a natural location. Liposuction may also be used to improve your overall abdominal appearance.

Extended Tummy Tuck

An extended tummy tuck is designed to treat patients following massive weight loss. These patients typically have large amounts of excess skin on the abdomen, hips, and back. TriBeCa Plastic Surgery performs the extended tummy tuck using an extended incision along the pubic region. This incision will run across the lower abdomen, around the hips, and onto the lower back if necessary. The extended tummy tuck eliminates painful, unwanted skin, revealing your hard-earned weight-loss results.

You’ve Just Had a Tummy Tuck! Now What?


Your recovery will be closely monitored by TriBeCa Plastic Surgery to ensure the best results possible. Each patient heals differently depending on his or her overall health and the technique used. Here are some general ideas of what to expect during your recovery process.

Before & After Photos


Frequently Asked Questions


A. Most patients will require a general anesthetic for their tummy tuck procedure. This ensures you receive safe and comfortable treatment.
A. Depending on your body’s natural healing process, you may develop some scarring. Most incisions are placed low in the bikini line so scarring can be hidden with clothing, underwear, and swimsuits. Extended tummy tuck patients may have more extensive scarring, but most patients feel that it is worth their dramatic results. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time.
Yes. A tummy tuck is considered body contouring and is commonly performed with other body contouring procedures, such as a thigh lift, butt lift, and/or arm lift. Body contouring procedures are usually performed to improve your appearance following weight loss.
Women should consider a tummy tuck once they are finished having children; subsequent pregnancy will compromise the quality of tummy tuck surgery results. If you decide to undergo a tummy tuck, you should weight six months to a year following your pregnancy. During this time, you should try to lose as much weight and tone your body as much as possible.
A tummy tuck is not designed to be a weight-loss procedure; patients should be close to their goal weight to gain the best results from a tummy tuck. Excess skin can account for additional weight. However, significant weight loss following your tummy tuck can affect the quality of your results.

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