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What is a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat and loose or sagging skin of the abdomen. Whether your stomach has been stretched from pregnancy, weight gain, or weakened abdominal muscles, this procedure can restore the flat, smooth appearance of your stomach.

Dr. Karlinsky also performs mini tummy tucks with half the downtime, half the scar, and half the price!

Why choose a tummy tuck?

  • Remove fat from the stomach
  • Slim, tone, and reduce stomach size
  • Reduce a protruding belly or overhanging stomach
  • Remove excess, sagging stomach skin

Is a tummy tuck right for me?

New York City doctor Dr. Karlinsky is a highly-skilled surgeon who uses abdominoplasty to correct weakened abdominal muscles and sagging stomach skin. She recommends abdominoplasty procedures for patients who have stomachs resistant to diet and exercise. You might also be interested in Dr. Karlinsky's  mini tummy tuck if you seek a quicker, less invasive procedure.

Schedule your consultation at our New York City offices in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

How soon can I schedule my surgery?

After your initial consultation with Dr. Karlinsky at New Look New Life in NYC you will be well on your way to scheduling the procedure.

When will I see the results?

Right after surgery your new stomach will be smooth and flat. Not only will you look great, you will also notice an immediate change in the way your clothes fit. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients report additional weight loss of 10-35 pounds in the months following the procedure. Part of your recovery will be spent building a new wardrobe of smaller clothes!

How should I prepare for abdominoplasty?

Dr. Karlinsky will provide a full overview of surgery and anesthesia preparation, including the elimination of smoking, blood thinning medication, and NSAIDs such as Advil® or ibuprofen, Aleve®, or aspirin two weeks before and after surgery.  For safety and comfort you will need a ride home after the procedure and should plan to dress in comfortable clothing.

How are tummy tucks performed by Dr. Karlinsky?

While you are under general anesthesia, Dr. Karlinsky will make a hip-to-hip incision, paying careful attention to hiding any future scarring below your bathing suit line. During the procedure her technique addresses three main concerns: excess fat, loose skin, and separated abdominal muscles. While correcting these issues, she may also use liposuction to gently remove fat and contour your stomach and sides.

In addition to the scar low on your stomach, you will also have a scar around your belly button due to repositioning.

Do I have to stay overnight after abdominoplasty?

No, an overnight stay is not needed. In just a few short hours you will be relaxed in our recovery room.

How long does tummy tuck recovery take?

You should expect to take one week off from work following your tummy tuck procedure. Muscle tightness and discomfort will continue for several weeks as you heal. For most, the new abdominal tightness actually reduces appetite and can lead to significant weight loss, further extending the benefit of your new, slim stomach.

What are the risks following tummy tucks?

Complications following tummy tuck procedures are very rare but may include visible scarring, infection, bleeding, or wound separation. Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky’s cell phone immediately.

How long does a tummy tuck last?

Use your slimmer new stomach as an inspiration! By maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise your tummy tuck results will last well into the future. Women who have children after an abdominoplasty procedure may opt for a tummy tuck revision to restore their flat stomach.

How much does this procedure cost?

Dr. Karlinsky and her staff will provide a complete outline of your abdominoplasty costs during your consultation. 

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What are Dr. Karlinsky’s patients saying after abdominoplasty surgery?

Dr. Karlinsky’s patients love their new, flat stomachs! Read their stories here.

What are the alternatives to tummy tucks?

Patients who require minimal stomach reduction may achieve very positive results through a less invasive mini tummy tuck or liposuction. Dr. Karlinsky will thoroughly examine your stomach and abdominal muscles to recommend the best procedure for achieving a smooth, flat tummy.

Is abdominoplasty right for you?   Schedule a Consultation

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