As a tummy tuck specialist in New York City, cosmetic surgeon Douglas Taranow, M.D. has helped numerous men and women regain the slim abdomens they once had.
Through the use of his body sculpting methods at Taranow Plastic Surgery, such as tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, Dr. Taranow is able to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. Patients who have endured childbirth, massive weight loss, and may have stretch marks may be ideal candidates for this procedure.
By creating an incision that spans from hipbone to hipbone, Dr. Taranow is able to remove the unsightly bulge while tightening the abdominal muscles. The belly button may also be reshaped for a more pleasing appearance.
Performed at his surgical center near Manhattan, the surgery can last anywhere from two and a half hours to four hours, depending on what is needed. With the addition of liposuction (lipoplasty), which is used on 98 percent of his patients having tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Taranow can remove stubborn areas of fat on the hips, back, sides, and buttocks to give the patient more defined curves and a trimmer waistline. Recovery after the surgery lasts for about an hour and a half at his practice.
With Dr. Taranow using dissolvable stitches, the patients do not have to have anything removed after surgery unless drains are inserted. If drains are needed, they will be removed within seven days following the procedure.
By explaining the procedure in full and presenting the patient with before and after pictures of tummy tuck surgery and liposuction, Dr. Taranow is able to help patients make informed decisions about procedures. View his Web site to find out how to schedule an initial consultation at his New York City practice today.
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