There are a variety of different mommy makeover procedures that Dr. Freund offers at his New York plastic surgery practice.
1. High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty
This is a technique for tummy tucks that was created by Dr. Ted Lockwood, a true innovator in female contour surgery. This tummy tuck focuses on all of the ideals described above. In short, this technique combines liposuction, muscle tightening, and skin excision to create the best-looking abdomen. I have performed this technique for ten years and am amazed by the wonderful shape, as well as the minimal scarring that result.
2. Mini-Tummy Tuck
For those patients that only have a little excess fat and weakened muscle but do NOT demonstrate too much extra skin, a Mini-Abdominoplasty or Mini-tuck can be used instead. The benefits of this technique are smaller scars on the waistline and no scars around the belly button. This tummy tuck will not address skin excess above the belly button. Through a small transverse incision in the pubic area, the muscles are tightened, the excess fat is removed and any extra skin below the belly button is removed.
For those with good skin tone and just a little extra fat on the belly or hips (muffin tops) liposuction is ideal.