Research indicates that tummy tucks are among the most common types of cosmetic surgeries women undergo. However, one of the most important details they leave out is the healing and the type of scar you will have afterward.
Since it is a surgical process, you should expect scarring after the tummy tuck procedure. However, the type and size of your scar will depend on where the surgeon made the incision and the technique they use. Some of the common areas that you can expect scarring include:
During a traditional tummy tuck, the surgeon brings out the belly button, creates a new opening in the skin flap over the original location of your belly button, and inserts it through that opening. That results in scarring around the belly button.
However, that scarring is usually not very visible since it is normally pulled in or tucked because of the tightened abdominal wall.
If you are getting a mini tummy tuck, where there is less skin and fat, the surgeon makes smaller incisions, which means that you might not have belly button scarring.
This is the area between the pelvic area and the belly button. It is the place many people think about scarring when they hear about tummy tucks.
That is true because no matter the type of tummy tuck you get, either mini or full, you will have a horizontal scar a few inches below your belly button between your hips. The scar can be a few inches long or sometimes be all across the abdomen or even cross over to the back.
Many surgeons prefer making the incisions as low as possible to make the scars less visible, which is why many patients get their scars in the pelvic area. Just like the other two areas, the size of the scar in the pelvic area depends on the technique and the amount of fat and skin you want to remove.
Regardless of where the scar is, the healing process of tummy tuck scars takes almost the same time. It takes around a year for the scar to fully heal and start disappearing from the skin.
However, experts say that their scars may still be red for some patients after a year, and if that happens, you need to give it more time. Some take up to 18 months to fully heal and start becoming invisible.
Immediately after the surgery, the scars are invisible since they have not begun healing. After a few months, they start thickening and discoloring to either brown or red. The discoloration should not alarm you as that is an inflammation process where the scar is knitting together.
The scars will look most discolored or the reddest a few months to about six months after the surgery. How your scar heals depends on your skin and how it heals. If you develop hypertrophic scars or keloids, you will not scar well to the tummy tuck.
If you have darker skin, you are prone to having thick scars, while you are more prone to red scars for light-skinned people.
If you notice that your scar is turning blue, becoming excessively red, developing drainage, or opens up, you should see your doctor immediately.
Make sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon when preparing to get a tummy tuck. Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-717-8550 or use our easy online form.
In the past, there was a definite stigma against cosmetic procedures for men. With each passing year, that stigma has been fading, with men representing a growing share of both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Men want to remain youthful and attractive as they get older, and are increasingly turning to procedures like liposuction.
Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgical procedure involving the suctioning of fat from places like the thighs and arms. The fat is vacuumed out through a tube that is inserted through small incisions.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has stated that the best candidates for liposuction are:
The best way to determine if you would make a good candidate for liposuction is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
Liposuction should not be considered as an obesity treatment. It cannot treat cellulite.
To resume light activities, it should take from one to three days. It can take weeks or months for all post-procedure swelling to resolve.
The goal of a laser liposuction treatment is the same as with regular liposuction: removing unwanted fat. The difference is that a laser liposuction uses a medical laser instead of conventional surgery.
A laser fiber will be inserted into the treatment area. The laser melts the fat, which is then suctioned out. In many cases, incisions are not sutured following a laser lipo. Instead, surgical dressings may be applied to allow for the drainage of fluids in a natural way.
The laser will be directed into the skin to break down fat cells. It creates openings in the membranes of the treated fat cells, resulting in the release of the contents of the fat cells into the bloodstream. This shrinks the size of the fat cells, leading to a more slim and contoured body profile.
The waste products from the fat cells are then transferred to the lymphatic system for eventual elimination from the body.
One last optional step following a laser lipo is the use of a special vibration machine that can assist the body in ridding itself of the fat cell waste.
Basically, the same people who make good candidates for regular liposuction are also eligible for laser lipo. Your eligibility can be determined during your consultation.
Most people are able to resume their normal activities in one or two days.
Men account for approximately 11 percent of total liposuction procedures. So, although their share is smaller than that of women, it is still a significant number. And that number continues to grow as the social stigma around plastic surgery for men continues to fade.
Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-717-8550 or use our easy online form
Spring is here and before you know it summer will too! While you may have been trying to diet and exercise as part of your New Year’s resolution, your results may not be what you wanted. Regardless, Dr. Glasberg can perform procedures that can help you on your way to the summer body you are looking for.
Some of the procedures that will help you get you in shape for the summer include:
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures and can enhance your silhouette and restore a more slender appearance to your body. Dr. Glasberg is a liposuction specialist, located in Manhattan, and has years of experience with positive reviews from patients about the appearance and shapeliness of their results.
Breast augmentation can help you achieve your goals for your appearance and help you feel more comfortable in your skin. If you have always desired larger, fuller, or more even breasts, this procedure could be the right option for you. Dr. Scot Bradley Glasberg can help you by creating natural, beautiful results that reflect your desires for your appearance.
Gynecomastia is the overdevelopment of male breasts. It can affect between 40 to 60 percent of men. The cause of gynecomastia can be the result of hormonal imbalance, obesity, certain drugs, or heredity, and can affect one or both breasts. If you are a good candidate, a male breast reduction can reshape the contours of your breasts post-surgery.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal uses pulsed laser energy to remove unwanted hair from nearly any area of the body while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Common areas on which laser hair removal is performed are the chin, upper lip, chest, underarms, back, bikini line, and legs.
Spider Vein Removal
Spider veins are small, thin blood vessels visible beneath the skin. They appear most commonly on the face and legs and may look like a series of lines, tree branches, or spider webs. There are several types of laser treatment available and spider veins can be treated over the course of several treatment sessions.
Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and safe for use by most patients. Many of the fillers are made from substances found naturally in the body and are used to restore volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Glasberg offers patients several different dermal filler options in order to provide the best possible results for their individual needs.
Properly placed injections of BOTOX Cosmetic can block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderately severe furrows and lines.
Getting ready for the summer includes making sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-717-8550 or use our easy online form.
Getting the body of your dreams is something that many individuals aspire to achieve no matter the age, race or creed. Feeling comfortable in the skin that you’re in will certainly have anyone oozing with confidence. Unfortunately, the majority of individuals in society today have less-than-perfect physiques. There are many ways to get a body that’s functional while turning heads in the process. Of course, eating healthy and working out are high on the menu, but there are other ways to get a better body in a fraction of the time.
A tried-and-true way of slimming down in a fraction of the time is via liposuction. Incisions are made within your skin in which a surgical tube is used to suck out unwanted fat cells. Liposuction is very popular and has been used for years to reconfigure certain areas of the body such as the stomach, lower back, and upper thighs. Downtime can be up to six weeks and is required since this procedure is considered to be an invasive treatment that can leave bruising and soreness. Since the 1980s, liposuction has been used to produce slimmer, more-tones bodies. When comparing liposuction with other noninvasive treatments, patients can expect higher costs. Many of your favorite celebrities have gone down the lip route on multiple occasions throughout the years.
Body contouring is another fine treatment that’s used to produce a slimmer physique. Body contouring just so happens to be a non-invasive treatment that’s considered to be more efficient since patients can expect less downtime and lower expenses. This alternative procedure can use either heat or cold to melt the fat away in a since. Unlike its popular counterpart, body contouring takes away the risks of obtaining blood clots as well as other health complications. People who have good skin elasticity and are of ideal body weight are perfect candidates. Individuals who are trying to reduce fat in smaller areas and trouble spots are also ideal candidates. There are many different names and types that will fall underneath this particular category of medical aesthetics.
CoolSculpting is non-invasive and is used to freeze fat cells in which the body naturally removes as waste. Another form of body contouring is Thermage CPT in which pulse technology is used to tighten the skin. VenusFreeze can be used for facial contouring, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
In the end, your personal health condition can play a major role in which medical-aesthetic treatment is right for you. If your health is fairly stable across the board, then you’ll definitely have many more options to contend with via invasive or non-invasive surgery.
Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-717-8550 or use our easy online form
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that can help people to change the contour and appearance of their bodies by removing fat from specific, targeted areas. Many people are uncomfortable with the appearance of certain areas of the body. They may hesitate to wear a swimsuit or more revealing types of clothing, especially after the changes that may accompany pregnancy, aging, or weight gain and loss. Stubborn excess fat or bulging skin can persist despite diet and exercise, and liposuction provides a means to make a change to those “trouble spots.”
For people in NYC looking to eliminate stubborn excess fat, liposuction may be a solution. This surgical procedure may be performed on the hips, belly, thighs, back, buttocks, arms or under the chin; it may be performed alone or alongside other plastic surgeries, including breast lifts or reductions, tummy tucks, or facelifts.
Liposuction can help you appear slimmer and more toned, and it can help you obtain the contours you desire, such as a more curvy or hourglass appearance. The most obvious benefits of liposuction are the changes it makes to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and enhance the contour and shape of your body.
This procedure is suitable for women and men who want to make a change in their appearance. For men with gynecomastia or excessive breast tissue, liposuction can help to address these concerns. Liposuction can help you to shape the physical appearance you want to show off.
Diet and exercise can be lifelong changes, but the results can be slow to appear on the body and never fully reach the toned look you want to see. Liposuction provides a firm, smooth look to the skin and body, and it produces long-lasting results. As long as your weight remains stable, you can expect the benefits of your liposuction to continue.
Liposuction can also help people struggling with certain medical concerns. Lipomas, benign fatty tumors that can appear as small bulges under the skin, may be removed in some cases with liposuction. People with a metabolic disturbance called lipodystrophy syndrome, which leads to an unusual or disproportionate fat distribution in the body, can achieve symmetry with liposuction.
In order to keep the results of liposuction intact, people must take care to avoid future weight gain. Therefore, liposuction can inspire an even greater commitment to healthful living. People who receive liposuction are often more committed to diet and exercise following the procedure. In addition, many people feel much more confident about themselves and their bodies after liposuction, helping to inspire an active lifestyle.
The results of liposuction are visible right away. While some swelling may continue during the recovery period, you can see the changes made to your body with liposuction right away. Dr. Glasberg makes use of the latest, most advanced liposuction procedures. As a Manhattan board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Glasberg can advise you about the best techniques to minimize discomfort and produce the most natural, beautiful results.
If you want to make a change in certain areas of your body, boost body confidence, or wear a bikini or a body-conscious dress with pride, liposuction may be a good option to help you achieve your goals. Dr. Glasberg takes an individualized approach to each person that produces beautiful, natural-looking, slender results. To learn more about the benefits of liposuction and find out whether it is right for you, phone the NYC office of Dr. Scot Bradley Glasberg at 212-717-8550 or use our secure online contact form to make an appointment for a consultation.
Body contouring procedures sculpt your body into a slimmer and more defined shape by removing the excess fat and excess skin that have been resistant to diet and exercise. If you have had weight loss surgery or experienced a major weight loss, body contouring can be great follow-up treatment. Body contouring procedures target the areas such as your stomach, thighs, arms, neck, and more so you can enjoy the after-effects of your weight loss.
There are several body contouring procedures that are surgical and non-surgical. The surgical procedures will emphasize the natural shape and physique of your body and give you the most dramatic results. Your proportions will be balanced and you will have an overall toned appearance.
Before you begin, it is important that you have achieved and maintained your weight loss goals and are committed to a dedicated active and healthy lifestyle in order to preserve the results of the body contouring procedures.
Dr. Glasberg will have an in-depth discussion with you to discuss the different body contouring procedures and develop a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve the goals for your body. Depending on your goals, a body contouring procedure can involve several different plastic surgery procedures that can sometimes seem similar to the procedures found in a Mommy Makeover.
Body contouring procedures may include:
In most cases, you may need to undergo several different procedures before your body contouring is considered to be complete.
Body contouring procedures have many benefits for the patient, and it requires the skill of a board-certified plastic surgeon. The first step in deciding to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure includes making sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Scot Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (212) 717-8550.
Liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a small, hollow tube known as a cannula, to remove localized areas of fat in your body. After creating very small incisions, the cannula is inserted through the incision and swept back and forth in targeted areas to loosen excess fat which is then removed with either a vacuum or cannula-attached syringe. While liposuction is not a method of weight loss, it does not eliminate cellulite or tighten loose or sagging skin. After a liposuction procedure you will have swelling and bruising for about a week. Swelling will subside in a few months and the results of the procedure are long lasting.
While liposuction has been very popular and is one of the top cosmetic procedures, non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures have been gaining in popularity. These non-surgical body contouring procedures do not require an incision or anesthesia and the downtime after the non-invasive procedure is less than liposuction.
There are many different types of non-surgical or, non-invasive fat reduction surgery to consider. They can include, but are not limited to:
The results after a liposuction procedure are more dramatic with a longer recovery period. A liposuction procedure typically costs more than a non-surgical body contouring procedure. While non-invasive procedures are gentler on your body, with less discomfort, your results may take longer to be noticeable. While soreness and swelling are expected with either procedure, it takes longer for the swelling to subside with a liposuction procedure than it does for a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure. If you are at your ideal weight and don’t need significant reshaping, a non-invasive non-surgical procedure may be the right option for you. If you are not at your ideal weight and have larger areas of excess fat, you may want to consider liposuction for your body contouring procedure.
Making the choice to undergo a body contouring procedure depends on how much fat needs to be removed, how much time you want to spend recovering and how precise your procedure needs to be. In making your decision, please contact Dr. Scot Glasberg at (212) 717-8550 to schedule an appointment.
He knows that the first step in deciding to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure includes making sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have.
With the holidays quickly approaching and all the time you spend making sure that it goes well, Dr. Scot Glasberg, board-certified plastic surgeon, wants you to take time to think of yourself and your needs. While it’s the busiest time of the year for most people, with long holiday vacations and time off from work, it is also one of the best times to have a surgical or non-surgical plastic surgery procedure. The extended vacation time, especially during the cooler winter weather, will mean you will spend more time indoors, giving you time to focus on the healing you need during your recovery period. Another side benefit is that while you stay indoors you will avoid direct contact with the sun, avoiding the damage that UVA and UVB rays can cause to incision sites.
Some of the most common plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Glasberg performs during the winter season include:
Dr. Scot Glasberg knows you want to look your best and now is the perfect time to get ready for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. He knows that the first step in deciding to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure includes making sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answer any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (212) 717-8550.
When men and women are asked about the areas of their bodies they feel most self-conscious about, one of the most common answers is their upper arms. Whether you’ve lost weight or are getting older, you may notice the skin of the upper arm begins to sag. This is often referred to as “bat wings” due to the excess skin draping down. It can make it difficult to wear your favorite shirts because of the way that your arms look. For others, this skin can even get in the way of feeling comfortable, especially during the summertime when it’s hotter. A brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, can help to tighten and tone this area of the body.
What is a Brachioplasty?
A brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens the skin underneath the arms. This eliminates the look of loose, hanging skin, which are sometimes called bat wings. The procedure is done quickly in-office, normally taking just two hours from start to finish. Unfortunately, exercises and weight training may not be enough to get rid of this loose skin, causing the need for medical intervention. The skin is often loose and hanging, which exercise is unable to remedy on its own. Brachioplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures because of how many people have problems with their upper arms.
Reasons You May Need a Brachioplasty
The skin of your arms may hang because of a variety of reasons. One of the most common reasons for hanging skin in this area is due to age. As you age, the skin isn’t as thick and resilient as it was when you were younger. This, paired with the effects of gravity, results in arms that are sagging and embarrassing. Weight loss can also have an impact on the way that your arms look. It’s not uncommon for people who have recently had gastric bypass surgery for obesity to want or need a Brachioplasty for their arms. Likewise, someone who has lost weight on their own may want the procedure to improve their appearance and self-confidence. One of the most common side effects of losing weight is loose skin, which can appear on all areas of the body.
Having a Brachioplasty can help improve your self-esteem and get you feeling better about your appearance. If you’ve spent years covering up your arms with sweaters, jackets, and coats, it’s time to wear what you want with the confidence that you deserve. Tight, toned and taut arms can be as quick as two hours away with the Brachioplasty arm lift procedure. It’s simple, quick and most people are good candidates for the surgery itself. A consultation is crucial before having the procedure done, as this helps the surgeon to go over your medical history to determine if you’re a viable candidate to have Brachioplasty performed in-office.
Brachioplasty Combined with Liposuction
Brachioplasty is often combined with liposuction to remove excess, stubborn fat from the arm area. In many cases, patients won’t just have sagging skin in this area, but they may be battling with arm fat that is causing their arms to look disproportionate. Liposuction works to remove the excess fat from the arm area while the Brachioplasty is useful in tightening the loose skin. Obviously, a consultation will help in determining if liposuction is needed or available to you. For a complete toned, taut look, many patients choose both procedures to ensure their arms look their best post-surgery. However, it’s not uncommon to simply need just an arm lift to reduce the appearance of loose, hanging skin.
What to Expect with the Procedure
The procedure itself is relatively simple and can be done in a matter of just a couple of hours. First, you will have sedation administered to put you into a sleep-like state for the surgery. The surgeon then works to create a small incision to the inside or back of the arm. This incision may need to be larger for some patients depending on the extent of the loose skin, but this will all be discussed with you during your consultation appointment. If liposuction is desired, it will be done prior to the Brachioplasty procedure. Once the incision has been made, the underlying skin and tissue will be tightened and pulled to create a more youthful appearance. The skin is further smoothed and sutured in place to promote even healing. Your arm is then bandaged fully and you’ll be taken to a recovery room. You will typically wake fully from the sedation in under an hour, but it is still important that you have a loved one with you to bring you home as you will not be able to drive yourself under general sedation. For men and women living in New York, a Brachioplasty not only improves their appearance and allows them to feel more comfortable, but they’ll find that it allows them to look more youthful. Instead of being embarrassed by your arms, the arm lift procedure is there to erase your inhibitions and give you back your confidence. Considering the ease of the surgery and how quickly it can be done, it’s no wonder it is one of the most common cosmetic procedures currently available. The procedure can be done on both men and women who are unhappy with the look of their upper arms and who are ready to make a change.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that both removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area as well as tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. This creates a stronger, leaner physique that can help you to feel confident about yourself. For men and women living in NYC, having a tummy tuck done can be beneficial not only cosmetically, but medically as well. Prior to having the procedure done, you’ll have a consultation to determine if the surgery is right for you.
Some of the key benefits of a tummy tuck include:
During the tummy tuck procedure, the abdominal muscles are tightened, creating a leaner look. Fortunately, this also creates a stronger core, which is essential in improving balance and preventing injury. Many men and women may have weak core muscles because of lifestyle habits or inactivity. The tummy tuck works to tighten this area, creating a stronger core that benefits the whole body. With a stronger core, you’ll find it easier and more satisfying to workout.
Urinary incontinence can be caused by a range of different conditions. However, for many men and women, excess weight and heavy, loose skin in the abdominal region can affect the pressure on the bladder. This can cause the need to urinate more often than is necessary. By tightening the abdominal muscles and relieving the excess weight in this area, it could help to improve your urinary incontinence and allow you to urinate less frequently.
Staying motivated to maintain a healthy weight or stick to a diet and exercise plan can be difficult. If you’ve already lost a lot of weight, you may not feel totally confident in yourself because of the excess, sagging skin around your belly. A tummy tuck doesn’t just help in getting rid of excess fat in this region, but it also tightens the muscles and removes excess skin. This can give you the motivation to stick with it and keep going with your new healthy lifestyle.
Once the tummy tuck procedure has been done, you’ll notice immediate results. This means that you won’t need to wait months just to see what your new body looks like. Obviously, you still need to give your body some time to heal from the procedure and for all swelling to go down, but the results are immediate and they’re drastic.
Because the abdominal muscles are being tightened all around the belly area, this can help to improve posture by providing support to your whole body. Proper posture is key to helping with a myriad of different health conditions and allows you to look leaner, taller and stronger.
Whether you’re a new mom who has a brand new bundle of joy or you’re a man or woman who has recently lost a lot of weight, it can sometimes be discouraging to feel confident when you have a lot of excess skin and weakened abdominal muscles. In some cases, even with the best diet and exercise, your abdominal muscles may not get to the point where you need and want them to be. In this case, a tummy tuck can improve your confidence by getting rid of that excess skin, further improving your weight loss efforts. The muscles are tightened and toned within the belly area, improving the way that you both look and feel.
Loose abdominal skin can occur for a variety of different reasons. It’s not uncommon to have a stomach with excessive loose skin after losing a lot of weight. For women who have recently had a baby, the skin on the stomach may not have a chance to look normal without going for this type of procedure. Unfortunately, there isn’t an exercise currently that works to tighten skin after significant weight loss or childbirth. A tummy tuck can do the work for you and improve the way that you look.
Tummy tucks are suitable for both men and women who are in good health and who have had a consultation prior to the surgery being done. The procedure is ideal for individuals who want to lose excess body fat, tighten their stomach muscles and get rid of loose skin. The procedure is typically done as out-patient surgery, but you’ll need someone with you so that they can bring you home after the treatment is completed. Considering the vast amount of benefits that come from a tummy tuck, the procedure is quick, relatively noninvasive and allows you to go home the very same day. Recovery time for a tummy tuck is short, but it’s a good idea to have a friend or relative be there to help as you get back to feeling like yourself.
An abdominoplasty can have many cosmetic benefits to those choosing to have surgery done. However, there are many medical benefits to having a tummy tuck that is often ignored or overlooked. For men or women living in NYC who have urinary incontinence, weakened abdominal muscles or who need help with improving their posture and core, this procedure has profound advantages over others available. The consultation that is done before surgery can help you to understand what is involved, what to expect and what your results will be like. The consultation is also the time for you to ask any questions you have regarding your tummy tuck.