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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Manhattan, New York abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport performs abdominoplasty at his fully accredited state of the art surgical facility on-site at his NYC Plastic Surgeon's office.

Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) plastic surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery.  Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is also one of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport's areas of expertise.  Patients not only from Manhattan, New York but from around the world come to his NYC office for this procedure.

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The Place: The tummy tuck surgery may take place in the plastic surgeon's state of the art surgical facility in Manhattan, New York or a local NYC hospital.

Procedure Length: A complete tummy tuck surgery normally takes between 3 and 5 hours depending on the particular procedure that is being performed. A partial tummy tuck, on average, lasts between 1 and 2 hours. 

Anesthesia: You and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport will decide on the type of anesthesia to be used in the tummy tuck plastic surgery. General anesthesia may be employed in order to allow you to sleep through the operation. The second option is a local anesthesia which will allow you to stay awake for the duration of the procedure, combined with a sedative to keep you relaxed. 

The Incision: Generally, a horizontal incision is placed just within or above the pubic area. The length of the incision, which extends toward the pelvic bones, depends largely on the amount of skin to be removed. The contour of this incision will vary somewhat according to the structure of your abdomen. Dr. Rapaport will try to keep the incision within your bathing suit lines, but this may not always be possible. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport often asks his patients to bring in a bikini bottom or panty they prefer (to his Manhattan, New York surgical center) the day of their abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) so that he can be able to design his incision to fall underneath the garment.

Some patients have loose skin above the navel. In such cases, the surgeon may make a second incision around the navel so that the redundant skin above it can be pulled down. The excess abdominal skin is then removed. The position of the navel remains unchanged. 

Skin of the lower abdomen that contains stretch marks may be removed as well. Any remaining stretch marks may be somewhat flattened and improved, though you should not expect a dramatic change in their appearance. The procedure may include tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles using sutures.

If you have questions concerning abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) plastic surgery, or would like to schedule a consultation with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, please phone David P. Rapaport's Manhattan, New York Plastic Surgery office at 212.249.9955 or email the NYC Plastic Surgeon at


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