Tummy Tuck for a Sleeker Waistline


A tummy tuck is a procedure that removes extra skin and flab from the lower abdomen. This surgery is popular among people who have lost significant weight and have remaining sagging skin, including women who have given birth and feel their body has not returned to its pre-baby appearance. Tummy tucks are often combined with liposuction to optimally contour the abdomen.

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An Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck operation, is where we excise extra skin from the lower abdomen. A lot of women come to the office, or men, and they have extra skin and fat in their lower belly that just doesn't seem to go away no matter how much they exercise or workout. Sometimes somebody has lost weight, and after they've lost weight they've realized there's loose skin in the lower belly. It's a very common procedure for women who have had kids and their body just hasn't gone back to what it was before. The operation takes about two hours. The one downside to a Tummy Tuck is that you're left with a scar that goes from hip to hip and we keep this car as low as possible so that you can go to the beach and a wear bikini and nobody will see it because it's hidden by your clothing. Very often, we combine a Tummy Tuck operation with Liposuction of the hips to contour your hips and really give you the hourglass figure or that waist line that you desire. And at the same time when we go inside to cut out the extra skin we also tighten up the muscles of the abdominal wall to give you a narrower waist line. here are newer techniques with Abdominoplasty where we can really shape or carve the sides of your waist or even the muscles in the mid-line to try to give it a more athletic appearance. And a Tummy Tuck is a very effective operation at contouring the abdomen.

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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