Woman's thin midsection

Tummy Tuck

Do you have sagging skin or stubborn fat around your abdomen that just won’t go away through diet and exercise?

Oren Z. Lerman, MD, can perform a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to refine the appearance of your abdominal area.

Learn why so many patients from Manhattan, NY, Westchester County, and nearby choose Dr. Lerman for their tummy tuck surgery.

Dr. Lerman Discusses Abdominoplasty

In this video, Dr. Lerman discusses his approach to tummy tuck surgery. He makes scars as discreet as possible, and he can combine the procedure with liposuction to produce the results you desire.

Tummy Tuck Before & After

Before Abdominoplasty
Before Abdominoplasty
After Abdominoplasty
After Abdominoplasty
Our patient had excess fat and skin around her abdominal area. Dr. Lerman performed a tummy tuck to remove excess skin and fat and to tighten her abdominal muscles, resulting in a slimmer physique.

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If a well-balanced diet and diligent exercise are not effectively improving your midsection, then a tummy tuck may be able to sculpt your body to your ideal proportions. To learn more about abdominoplasty, liposuction, or any of our other body contouring procedures, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Lerman.

We are currently welcoming new patients at our offices in Westchester County and Manhattan. To request a consultation, contact us online or call the office that's convenient for you.

Manhattan: (212) 434-6980

Westchester: (914) 440-1182

Why Choose Dr. Lerman?

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Recognitions

Dr. Lerman previously served as the President of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also earned Diplomate status with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Reputation

Dr. Lerman is one of New York City's most respected plastic surgeons, having been named in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" list multiple times. While his Manhattan practice is best known for his work with breast reconstruction, Dr. Lerman also performs cosmetic procedures like tummy tucks and rhinoplasty.

Results

Dr. Lerman focuses on creating natural-looking results that meet or exceed his patients' expectations. He prioritizes patient safety and comfort, and he is able to personalize every procedure to complement each patient's unique body.

Tummy Tuck Candidacy

A tummy tuck can greatly improve the contours of the stomach. What a tummy tuck cannot do, however, is replace the healthy eating habits and regular physical activity necessary to regulate your body weight.

A suitable candidate for the procedure is in good physical health, is not overweight, and has realistic expectations for the results of their tummy tuck. The permanent success of an abdominoplasty can be compromised by fluctuations in weight, so if you plan to lose weight, or are considering becoming pregnant in the future, we highly recommend waiting to undergo the procedure.

Tummy Tuck Step-by-Step

When you visit our offices in Westchester County or Manhattan for abdominoplasty, here is what you can expect:
Tummy tuck procedures take about two hours.
Tummy tuck procedures take about two hours.

Anesthesia

First, you will receive general anesthesia or you will be put in a twilight state with intravenous (IV) sedation. The method that's right for you will be determined by your health and by Dr. Lerman's recommendation.

Incisions

Dr. Lerman will make an incision from hip to hip, below your belly button and above your pubic hairline. He will make the incision as low on your abdomen as possible so any scar will be easily concealed with clothing. In some cases, our plastic surgeon will make a second incision around the belly button to address additional skin in the upper abdomen.

Muscle Tightening

Dr. Lerman will lift the skin, exposing the abdominal muscles. He will then tighten the muscles to create a sleek, toned belly.

Optional Liposuction

In some cases, Dr. Lerman will then perform liposuction to remove excess fat in the belly and around the hips.

Skin Removal

Dr. Lerman will now redrape the skin across your tightened muscles. He will remove any excess skin and close the incisions with sutures, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips. 

Tummy Tuck Recovery

After a tummy tuck with Dr. Lerman in Manhattan or Westchester County, patients can typically return home the same day. We will place bandages over your incisions and provide detailed instructions on how to care for the surgical site in the days and weeks to come.

We will likely provide prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics. Take these medicines as instructed to ensure your recovery is as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Swelling and bruising around the belly is normal and usually lasts for around a week or two. Once the swelling subsides, you should be able to notice the improved contours of your midsection.

Contact Us to Get Started

You can undergo a tummy tuck procedure with one of New York City's foremost plastic surgeons. Dr. Oren Lerman is ready to meet with you to discuss your cosmetic goals and to determine if abdominoplasty is right for you.

You can set up your initial consultation right now by contacting us online or by calling either of our locations.

Manhattan: (212) 434-6980

Westchester: (914) 440-1182

Tummy Tuck FAQs

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is a procedure that only addresses excess skin and fat above the pubic area. A full tummy tuck, on the other hand, refines the appearance of the entire abdominal area. Dr. Lerman personalizes every abdominoplasty he performs to achieve each patient's unique cosmetic goals, so the distinction between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck is not particularly important at our Manhattan practice.

Will insurance cover a tummy tuck?

Not except in very rare cases. Unless you are experiencing low back pain, chronic skin irritation, or other medical concerns, abdominoplasty is a purely cosmetic procedure with no physical health benefits, so your insurance almost certainly won't contribute towards the surgery. We can discuss the costs of tummy tuck surgery and potential financing options during your initial consultation at our offices in Manhattan or Westchester County.

Will a tummy tuck help me lose weight?

No. Tummy tucks and liposuction are not weight loss procedures, and they are not alternatives to a healthy diet and regular exercise. However, many men and women who have achieved significant weight loss choose abdominoplasty to help them refine their figures.

Will my tummy tuck be permanent?

Your abdominoplasty will remove excess skin and fat from your abdominal area, so in a sense, the results will be permanent. However, if your weight fluctuates in the future, you may redevelop some loose skin and fat deposits in your belly. Of course, our skin loosens as we age so you may lose some definition in your abdomen over time. To maintain your results for as long as possible, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

Can a tummy tuck correct stretch marks?

If your stretch marks are on areas of your skin that will be removed during your tummy tuck, then the procedure will eliminate them. However, if you have stretch marks higher up on your abdomen, then a tummy tuck alone will not address them.

What are the risks of a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty involves the same risks as any other surgical procedure. The potential complications include infection, negative reactions to anesthesia, and poor healing. You will greatly mitigate the risks of plastic surgery by choosing a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Lerman. Dr. Lerman adheres to the highest safety standards, and he only performs surgery on excellent candidates who are at little risk of complications.

Advanced Liposuction

In many cases, Dr. Lerman combines tummy tuck surgeries with liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat and create the attractive silhouettes that patients want. At his offices in New York City and Westchester County, Dr. Lerman utilizes modern liposuction techniques that remove fat as precisely and comfortably as possible.

Dr. Lerman is particularly proud to offer VASER® liposuction, a state-of-the-art approach that uses ultrasound technology to break apart fat cells before they are extracted.

Many patients who are interested in abdominoplasty are pleased to discover that their cosmetic goals can be achieved through liposuction alone. To find out which approach is right for you, contact our team today.

Vaser liposuction machine
Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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"The one thing that is most important when we're doing cosmetic surgery and aesthetic surgery of the face or the body is to make sure that the patient is happy afterwards..." Dr. Oren Lerman

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