4 Procedures To Make Over Your Midsection

Body sculpting in New York City

The midsection is notoriously difficult to spot-tone. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Joshua Greenwald has met countless men and women who wish for a flatter stomach and whittled waistline, but cannot achieve their desired results through diet and exercise alone. Here, he discusses four procedures that can make over the midsection for a more flattering silhouette.


Liposuction has long been the gold standard in fat reduction, and it is commonly used to sculpt the abdomens of both men and women. During a liposuction procedure, a hollow tube called a cannula is used to break up and remove pockets of stubborn fat. Liposuction can be used to contour the front and sides of the abdomen, creating a slimmer and sleeker midsection.

Tummy Tuck

In some cases, excess fat isn’t the only obstacle to a flat, firm stomach. Due to weight fluctuations or pregnancy, the abdominal skin and muscles can stretch to the point that they cannot be tightened with diet or exercise efforts. Tummy tuck is a comprehensive solution to loose skin, separated muscles and unwanted fat deposits.

During surgery, redundant skin is excised, the remaining skin is tightened, unwanted fat is removed and the abdominal muscles are repaired. Although the recovery from tummy tuck is slightly longer than that of liposuction, the results are more transformative, making it a good option for individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight or women who have had children.


In cases of mild to moderate amounts of unwanted fat, surgery may not be necessary to attain a great result. CoolSculpting is a breakthrough technology that freezes fat cells away without incisions, injections or anesthesia. The non-surgical procedure can reduce unwanted fat on the front or sides of the abdomen for a toned, sculpted contour.


Emsculpt is another non-surgical body slimming technology that reduces fat while also developing muscle in the abdominal area. Using high-intensity electromagnetic energy, Emsculpt produces muscle contractions, destroying fat cells and building muscle fibers. A 30-minute Emsculpt session has been described as the equivalent of doing 20,000 abdominal crunches. After several sessions, a leaner, more defined abdomen can be seen.

Treatment Tailored To Your Individual Needs

The procedure that is right for you depends on your unique anatomy, specific concerns and treatment goals. To evaluate all of your options with Dr. Greenwald, please book a consultation at one of our office locations today. Call or email us to request an appointment.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.