Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee of Huntington Station, NY is a dedicated board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is here to help patients achieve their body contouring goals. When adult men and women are looking to eliminate fat and excess skin from the abdominal area to improve the shape of their body, they may want to ask our provider about the abdominoplasty procedure.
Understanding the abdominoplasty surgery
Abdominoplasty, which is more commonly known as the tummy tuck procedure, is a surgery designed to achieve several goals in the abdominal area. This includes:
- Removal of excess fat
- Removal of excess skin
- Tightening of the abdominal area
- Tightening of the muscles
In performing the abdominoplasty, patients can eliminate a protruding abdomen when diet and exercise can no longer provide desirable results.
Who is the best candidate for abdominoplasty?
The best patients for this procedure are those who live active, healthy lifestyles including eating a nutritional diet and exercising regularly. They should be within their ideal weight range, as the tummy tuck procedure is not a weight loss solution. Patients should be free from any medical conditions that may hinder the surgery or their recovery for a safe and effective procedure. These patients who are interested in a flatter tummy and a more desirable appearance when wearing more form-fitted or revealing clothing might want to ask if the tummy tuck procedure is right for them.
What can I expect from the surgery?
Before undergoing the abdominoplasty procedure, patients often have a lot of questions about the process and what to expect afterwards. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and complications that can occur, which is why a consultation appointment is necessary to determine if a patient wants to move forward with the procedure. Patients will be advised as to what to expect during the recovery process so they know how much time to request off of work, school, and social activities to facilitate healing.
Call Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee today!
Huntington Station, NY patients ready to eliminate excess fat and skin in the tummy area are invited to call (631) 424-6707 to request an evaluation and consultation visit with our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The office is located at 257 East Jericho Turnpike and accepts new patients.