Tummy Tuck Specialist

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS -  - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Whether you’ve lost some considerable weight or you’ve just had a child, you may be left with excess skin that mars the appearance of your belly. To combat this, Dr. Theodore Diktaban offers tummy tucks to men and women in the Upper East Side and surrounding New York City area that restore abdominal tone and shape. If you’d like to erase the damage that pregnancy, weight gain, and aging have left behind, call to find out how a tummy tuck can help. Or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Dr. Diktaban offers tummy tucks to men and women who are plagued by excess tissue and fat around their abdomens, due to:

  • Pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Prior surgeries

A tummy tuck shouldn’t be considered a weight loss technique, but rather a contouring procedure that restores tone and shape to your belly.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

During a tummy tuck, Dr. Diktaban makes an incision along your lower abdomen. From there, he peels back your skin and repairs your abdominal muscles, which often separate when they’ve been stretched by pregnancy or weight gain.

Once the muscles are repaired and put in place, Dr. Diktaban pulls the skin back down over your abdomen, removes any excess fat and tissue, and stitches it together.

Often, Dr. Diktaban makes a new hole for your belly button ensuring that it’s properly situated once the procedure is done.

What is the Recovery Like?

As with any surgical procedure, there’s a recovery period accompanied by some discomfort and swelling. Swelling is part of your body’s natural healing response, and Dr. Diktaban supplies you with a compression garment to address it. You may also be outfitted with drains to help with excess fluid immediately after.

If your abdominal muscles have been repaired, they need time to heal, which can take several weeks to months, so expect to take it easy for a little while after your surgery. Rest assured that once your body heals, you can resume your normal activities.

When Do I See Results From My Tummy Tuck?

Usually, within a week or two, you can stand fully and most of your swelling goes down. It’s at this point that you start to notice your slimmer profile. After 6-12 weeks, you’re fully healed and ready to show off your new body.

If excess or sagging skin around your abdomen is plaguing you, call Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, to learn if a tummy tuck is a good option. Or you can schedule a visit using the online booking tool.

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