Keeping Up With Your 2014 New Year Beauty Resolutions?

Does this sound familiar: Every year you make the same New Year’s resolution to achieve your ideal body, but cannot seem to attain a firm, flat midsection no matter how faithfully you follow a proper diet and exercise regimen? If you answered “yes” to that question, your inability to attain an abdominal “six pack” may not be your fault.

Often, extreme fluctuations in weight, pregnancy or even the natural aging process can cause skin to lose its elasticity and start to hang off the body. In addition, pregnancy, advanced age and other factors can greatly weaken stomach muscles, sometimes causing them to separate completely. Excess abdominal skin and fat as well as extremely weakened abdominal muscles can make it difficult to attain a toned tummy, no matter how hard you try.

The good news is that this year, you can keep your New Year’s resolution and attain your ideal figure —with the help of New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Greenwald. Dr. Greenwald performs abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” surgery, to eliminate loose excess skin and extra fat and to repair severely weakened abdominal muscles, so you can finally attain the svelte midsection that you have always wanted.

More About the Procedure

To begin tummy tuck surgery, Manhattan body contouring surgeon Dr. Greenwald makes a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen that extends from one hipbone to the other. Although the incision is significant, Dr. Greenwald carefully positions it in the pubic region, in an area that is easily concealed by the underwear or bikini line.

The New York City plastic surgeon then removes excess skin and fat before repairing the separated stomach muscles, often with the use of strategically placed internal stitches. He pulls the remaining skin taut, adjusting the location of the navel so it is aligned with the new, flatter abdominal contour. Finally, Dr. Greenwald closes the incision with sutures before dressing the treated area with bandages.

Some of the aesthetic benefits of abdominoplasty are noticeable immediately after surgery. However, the abdominal profile continues to improve as the body heals and swelling in the treated area subsides. So, by undergoing tummy tuck surgery in November, you can be on your way to attaining the look of “six-pack abs” by early next year.

This New Year, you can say “hello” to a new you with tummy tuck surgery!

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Greenwald to learn more about tummy tuck surgery, please contact his practice by calling (914) 421-0113 or (212) 518-1642.