Tummy Tuck Specialist

Mrudangi Thakur Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery PC

Mrudangi S. Thakur, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Jefferson Valley, NY & Middletown, NY

Many men and women feel uncomfortable with the size or shape of their bodies following pregnancy or weight loss. For those people, Dr. Mrudangi Thakur offers tummy tuck procedures at her practice in Jefferson Valley, New York, and Middletown, New York. Call or book a consultation online at Mrudangi Thakur Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery PC today to explore your tummy tuck options.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What is a tummy tuck?

When it comes to tummy tuck procedures, Dr. Thakur is highly sought after, having helped hundreds of men and women feel healthier and more confident in their bodies. The tummy tuck procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, eliminates extra fat and skin tissue in the abdominal area. It can also help separated abdominal muscles heal for a stronger, firmer appearance.

A tummy tuck can help you feel back to normal if you have excess skin on your abdomen, but it is not a replacement for a diet and exercise regimen. Tummy tuck procedures don’t eliminate significant amounts of weight; instead, the procedure tightens skin and muscle in the abdomen area.

How does tummy tuck surgery work?

You're placed under general anesthesia before your tummy tuck begins. Then, Dr. Thakur makes incisions in your abdominal area and removes the excess skin, tightening the muscles along the way.

Once she has removed the excess tissue, Dr. Thakur repositions the skin and ensures your belly button's proper placement. Finally, she stitches up the incisions.

Following your tummy tuck surgery, swelling gradually reduces over a period of several weeks. Dr. Thakur will discuss how long you can expect your recovery period to last. If you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle following the surgery, your tummy tuck results can last many years.

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

People who have excess skin on their abdomen, due to numerous factors, should consider a tummy tuck. If your abdominal skin is sagging or loose, you may be a good candidate for a the procedure to regain your confidence and abdominal appearance.

Some common reasons people pursue a tummy tuck are:

  • Aging
  • Changes in weight
  • Genetic factors
  • Past surgery
  • Past pregnancies

If you are planning on getting pregnant or losing a significant amount of weight in the future, you should not undergo a tummy tuck at this time. Dr. Thakur can help you decide whether a tummy tuck is right for your individual goals.

If you want to improve your abdominal profile after significant weight loss or pregnancy, you’re not alone. Call today or book online to schedule a tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Thakur.

* Individual results may vary.