Dr. Oren Z. Lerman offers tummy tucks to eliminate excess skin and fat and improve your sense of self-confidence. If you have lost weight and have loose skin around your midsection, this procedure may be ideal for you. A tummy tuck can be especially beneficial for women after pregnancy because it can smooth the midsection and tighten the abdominal muscles at the same time.

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00:00:05.800 --> 00:00:08.840 A tummy tuck surgery, or what some people 00:00:08.840 --> 00:00:12.680 call an abdominoplasty, is a surgery to contour your waistline and get rid of the 00:00:12.710 --> 00:00:17.100 excess skin and fat that you have on your lower belly and try to give you a flat 00:00:17.130 --> 00:00:20.620 belly and also tighten the muscles at the same time. 00:00:20.640 --> 00:00:22.120 People who are a good candidate are people 00:00:22.120 --> 00:00:25.940 who have been working out or trying to lose weight, and they have a little bit of 00:00:25.970 --> 00:00:32.260 flabbiness or extra skin, or very commonly, a woman who had been pregnant 00:00:32.290 --> 00:00:38.700 and now wants to restore their waistline and their abdominal shape to what it was 00:00:38.730 --> 00:00:41.380 before their pregnancy or when they were younger. 00:00:41.410 --> 00:00:45.960 A tummy tuck is necessary if you're the kind of person that has loose extra skin, 00:00:45.990 --> 00:00:51.560 or their waistline isn't the shape and despite the fact that you are dieting and 00:00:51.590 --> 00:00:56.060 exercising, you can't really get it back to the shape that you want it to be. 00:00:56.080 --> 00:00:57.860 That's where we can step in and do a 00:00:57.890 --> 00:01:02.400 surgical procedure to achieve the result that you can't achieve with diet and 00:01:02.430 --> 00:01:06.740 exercise alone, especially if your abdominal wall muscles are weak, 00:01:06.770 --> 00:01:12.490 or especially if you've been pregnant in the past, or if you've lost weight. 00:01:12.520 --> 00:01:15.960 What we offer, and the reason why you should consider our practice for your 00:01:15.990 --> 00:01:19.770 surgery is because we tailor the technique that we use for every patient. 00:01:19.800 --> 00:01:23.720 Some patients need additional procedures done at the same time as their tummy tuck 00:01:23.750 --> 00:01:26.180 operation, whether or not it's liposuction. 00:01:26.210 --> 00:01:28.520 Not everybody's the same and that's the 00:01:28.550 --> 00:01:30.900 approach that we take with all of our patients. 00:01:30.930 --> 00:01:32.880 A lot of times in addition to the tummy 00:01:32.910 --> 00:01:37.740 tuck while we're doing the operation, it's also necessary to do liposuction. 00:01:37.770 --> 00:01:43.060 The tummy tuck operation is an abdominal contouring or a body contouring procedure. 00:01:43.090 --> 00:01:45.520 The tummy tuck alone is not enough to 00:01:45.550 --> 00:01:49.660 contour the waistline and the trunk to get the result that we want. 00:01:49.690 --> 00:01:56.380 We very often or almost always include liposuction in the tummy tuck procedure. 00:01:56.410 --> 00:01:59.540 The recovery time for a tummy tuck is about two weeks. 00:01:59.560 --> 00:02:01.200 You're going to be up and out of bed and 00:02:01.230 --> 00:02:05.880 walking on the very first night after surgery, and you need to take off a couple 00:02:05.910 --> 00:02:10.140 of weeks from work and a few weeks to not do any strenuous 00:02:10.170 --> 00:02:13.580 physical activity, but you'll be feeling fine after a few weeks. 00:02:13.600 --> 00:02:16.060 A tummy tuck operation is not always the same operation. 00:02:16.090 --> 00:02:18.580 There are actually different kinds of tummy tucks. 00:02:18.610 --> 00:02:22.780 There's something that we call a mini tummy tuck or a mini abdominoplasty, 00:02:22.800 --> 00:02:26.680 which is much less invasive and often is the only thing that you need, rather than 00:02:26.710 --> 00:02:32.320 the bigger operation which has a longer recovery and has more discomfort.

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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