Tummy Tuck NYC

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Excess abdominal fat, loose muscles, sagging skin, and stretch marks are common aesthetic concerns facing men and women. Age, weight fluctuations, or life experiences such as pregnancy and childbearing typically cause these aesthetic issues. Sometimes, exercise and diet may not work to eliminate the excess fat and skin in the midsection areas.

Tummy tuck surgery—also referred to by the medical term abdominoplasty—is a surgical procedure that involves the sculpting and recontouring the abdomen for a firmer, tauter, and smoother appearance. This is accomplished by tightening the abdominal muscles, removing excess fat, and trimming away loose skin. Dr. Tomer Avraham is one of the top plastic surgeons in the New York metropolitan area and strives to provide the best tummy tuck NYC offers. The surgeon is recognized for his highly customizable tummy tuck approach that allows him to customize the procedure to achieve the goals of each one of his male or female patients.

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Why a Tummy Tuck?

With age and fluctuations in weight, it is not uncommon to have excess skin and fat that hangs in the lower abdomen. In women who have been pregnant, this may be exacerbated by persistent bulging relating to a weakness in the abdominal wall. This weakness, referred to as diastasis recti, may cause an unsightly protuberance of the abdomen that does not improve with weight loss or exercise.

What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

An abdominoplasty can yield many benefits, including:

  • A firmer, flatter abdomen with improved contours
  • A reduction in loose, hanging skin
  • Diastasis recti repair surgery (restoration of loose or separated abdominal muscles)
  • Restoration of abdominal structures and aesthetics after pregnancy or significant weight loss
  • Elevated confidence in one’s appearance

Who is a Candidate for Abdominoplasty?

A tummy tuck allows Dr. Avraham to improve the contour of your abdomen by removing extra skin and fat while also repairing the muscles of the abdominal wall. You may be a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck procedure if:

During your one-on-one consultation for your tummy tuck in NYC with Dr. Avraham, the surgeon will assess your tummy and medical history to determine whether this procedure is best for you.

Tummy Tuck Types

Dr. Tomer Avraham and his team at Avraham Plastic Surgery NYC specialize in various tummy tuck techniques to help deliver the best tummy tuck NYC can offer and suit the needs of different patients.

The Abdominoplasty Procedure

During the abdominoplasty, an incision will typically be made below the bikini line, extending from hip to hip. Dr. Avraham takes the necessary time and care to hide this incision in the natural contours of the abdomen. The scar is generally well-concealed by underwear or a bathing suit.

Once the incision is made, Dr. Avraham tightens and, as needed, repairs the abdominal muscles, creating a flatter, contoured appearance. Excess skin is removed while the remaining tissues are repositioned and smoothed to create a refined, natural-looking contour. Liposuction may be incorporated into abdominoplasty treatment plans to address fat deposits around the hips, flanks, and back. The belly button is repositioned to complement the rejuvenated abdomen.

Anesthesia Information

During your tummy tuck consultation, Dr. Avraham will discuss anesthesia options to keep you comfortable and safe throughout the surgery. An experienced anesthesiologist will work with you to choose the best approach, which could be general anesthesia (where you’re completely asleep) or regional anesthesia (numbing just the area of your abdomen). We’ll prioritize your comfort and safety every step of the way.

What is the Difference Between Liposuction and Abdominoplasty?

Dr. Tomer Avraham sees liposuction as a targeted tool for stubborn fat deposits ideal for patients with good skin tone. This fat removal procedure won’t address loose skin or lax muscles. On the other hand, a tummy tuck tackles excess fat and skin laxity while also tightening abdominal muscles. This makes abdominoplasty the better option for patients with significant loose skin or a weakened core. In some cases, Dr. Avraham may recommend combining both procedures to achieve optimal results.

What is the Best Way to Treat Hernias?

Dr. Avraham believes that the best treatment for your hernia depends on your situation. Small, unbothersome hernias might require monitoring, while surgery is the definitive solution for painful or enlarging ones. Dr. Avraham may treat some types of hernias (such as umbilical and ventral hernias) during a tummy tuck, so you get two benefits from one procedure. A key thing to keep in mind is that early intervention is key, so feel free to discuss the best approach during your consultation visit at Avraham Plastic Surgery NYC.

Recovery After Abdominoplasty in New York City

Recovery time after a tummy tuck tends to vary based on the individual patient and the precise details of their treatment plan. That said, it is common for patients to take around two weeks off from work, depending on the physical demands of their job. In general, we recommend refraining from any strenuous activities for at least four weeks after surgery. Once he has had a chance to review the specifics of the case, Dr. Avraham can provide more comprehensive aftercare instructions with personalized instructions for each patient.


Dr. Avraham works with a competent team committed to your safety and satisfaction. We require follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and address any questions you may have. You’ll also get specific instructions concerning incision care, medication use, and return to your normal activities. We are happy to assist and assist you at all times during your recovery journey.

What are the Results of Abdominoplasty?

After your abdominoplasty in New York, you can expect a flatter, more toned abdomen with a significant reduction in loose skin. Your abdominal wall will feel tighter, and your overall physique will appear more sculpted. While bruising and swelling are common after surgery, they go away with time. Final results will gradually emerge over several months as swelling subsides.

Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost in NYC

The cost of tummy tuck in NYC will vary based on factors such as the type of abdominoplasty required, how much skin needs to be removed, etc. Most of Dr. Avraham’s New York patients can expect to pay between $5,000 and $12,000 for a NYC tummy tuck. The surgeon’s team will provide an individualized cost estimate so you can plan for financing. Remember that health insurers typically do not pay for elective cosmetic surgery.

Favorite Combined Surgeries With Tummy Tuck

It may be beneficial to combine your tummy tuck surgery with other cosmetic procedures to achieve the desired results:

Many more cosmetic procedures may be combined with a tummy tuck. Feel free to discuss your options with Dr. Avraham during your consultation visit in New York.

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Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Surgery Consultation

Dr. Avraham is a board-certified plastic surgeon renowned for his expertise and artistry. His highly individualized approach to tummy tuck surgery enables him to perform exceptional procedures that align with his patients’ expectations. If you would like to work with one of the best tummy tuck surgeons in New York, contact his office at Avraham Plastic Surgery NYC to learn more or schedule a consultation.