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Bothered by Your Muffin Top? We Can Help

Excess belly fat can leave unsightly bulges above your waistband and under tight clothing. Worst of all, it can also increase your risk for health complications such as heart disease and diabetes.

Traditionally, doctors recommend liposuction or tummy tucks to tackle muffin tops. But new technologies such as BodyTite, SmartLipo, and truSculpt®️ 3D are minimally invasive alternatives with exceptional results. 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mrudangi S. Thakur offers a full range of surgical and nonsurgical options to target your muffin top. With offices in Jefferson Valley and Middletown, New York, we can help you choose which treatment is right for you. 

What causes a muffin top?

As you grow older, you might notice your midriff gaining weight even if you maintain an active lifestyle. This is because hormonal changes can make a huge difference in how fat is stored on your body. 

In women, aging causes a decrease in the hormone estrogen, which can lead to fat being stored in the abdominal area instead of in the chest, hips, and buttocks. In both women and men, aging also slows down your metabolism as your body loses muscle mass. 

While you might think a few rounds of crunches might help, studies have shown that it’s nearly impossible to target weight loss from problem areas of your body. That’s why we offer a range of treatments to help you get the toned tummy you desire. 

Reduce excess fat and skin with a tummy tuck

If you’ve had a child or have had weight fluctuations, you might be left with a loose, flabby midsection in addition to excess fat. In that case, a tummy tuck might be the best solution to slim and tighten your muffin top all at once.

During a tummy tuck, Dr. Thakur removes excess skin and fat while pulling your abdominal muscles back together. A tummy tuck is a great idea if:

While a tummy tuck requires more recovery time than liposuction or nonsurgical alternatives, it offers an excellent way to get rid of excess fat and skin in one procedure.

Target your muffin top with liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular methods for targeting stubborn muffin tops. During a liposuction procedure, Dr. Thakur makes an incision and uses vacuum suction to remove stubborn fat cells. Liposuction might be the best treatment for you if:

Because Dr. Thakur removes the fat cells entirely, your slimmer results can be permanent as long as you continue to follow a healthy lifestyle.  

Sculpt your stomach without surgery

We also offer minimally invasive fat sculpting alternatives if you don’t have the time for the recovery period after liposuction or a tummy tuck. If you’ve already lost most of your excess weight but need some help reducing your muffin top, these procedures might be perfect for you. 


In a SmartLipo procedure, Dr. Thakur inserts an optical laser fiber into your muffin top through a small incision. This thin fiber uses laser energy to melt your fat deposits into a liquid that can be easily suctioned out. 


During a BodyTite procedure, Dr. Thakur inserts one BodyTite wand through a small incision and glides the other along your skin. Radiofrequency energy travels between the two wands, melting fat from inside your body and tightening your skin from outside at the same time. 

TruSculpt 3D

TruSculpt 3D is a noninvasive procedure that uses monopolar radiofrequency to melt stubborn fat under your skin. Dr. Thakur glides the truSculpt 3D handpiece over your muffin top, damaging fat cells that your body naturally excretes over time. 

SmartLipo and BodyTite both take place under an anesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during your procedure. TruSculpt 3D doesn’t require anesthetic and feels like a gentle warming sensation. 

Considering liposuction, a tummy tuck, or a nonsurgical alternative to banish your stubborn muffin top? Contact us to schedule a consultation and review your options. It’s easier than ever to get in touch: Call our Jefferson Valley office at 914-246-0875, reach our Middletown office at 845-243-3852, or book an appointment online today.

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