One of the most troublesome areas of the body for patients is that of the midsection. When we are stressed or enjoying a bad diet, this is where fat has a tendency to accumulate first. Men and women who are unhappy with excess fat in the abdominal area will often take the time to connect with a plastic surgeon to discuss their options. The tummy tuck is a popular treatment that can benefit men and women with excess fat in the midsection area, especially for those who are unable to see results with traditional changes to diet and exercise.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is a combination of treatments to create a slimming abdominal area. The treatment starts with the removal of excess fat through liposuction. The doctor will use a small cannula or hose-like apparatus that is inserted into the stomach area. This canula will vacuum out unwanted fat cells in the stomach area. Then, when this is complete, any excess skin is removed before Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee stitches the area together. This combination of treatments not only removes fat but also excess skin that may be sagging after fat removal.
Who is a candidate for a tummy tuck?
The best patients for the tummy tuck procedure are those that are within their ideal weight range and who have realistic expectations of what can be achieved. Adult men and women should be evaluated by Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee to ensure they understand the process and the recovery time needed for a successful surgery. Patients can also ask to see before and after pictures of previous patients to get a general idea of what can be achieved with this procedure. Patients can take this consultation time to ask any questions they may have about the procedure or the preparations before and after the surgery that need to be set up prior to making an appointment.
Speak to Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee of Huntington Station, NY today!
If you are interested in working with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the area of New York who can provide cosmetic solutions such as the tummy tuck, call Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee today. Patients in the area can visit the practice at 257 East Jericho Turnpike and call for an appointment at (631) 424-6707.