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If you are interested in abdominoplasty, NYC-based Dr. Marc Everett offers exceptional results that can provide you with the look and confidence you deserve. To learn more, contact our office to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation.

Abdominoplasty in New York City

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that can be used to trim away loose skin, remove excess fat and repair muscles in the abdominal region. And when it comes to a tummy tuck, NY surgeon Dr. Marc Everett has both the experience and the expertise that you need to achieve results that you’ll love.

If you have excess skin or stubborn pockets of fat in your abdomen, then NYC tummy tuck surgery can be used to sculpt a flatter, tighter stomach. A tummy tuck procedure can target a number of commonly cited aesthetic concerns, including:

  • Stubborn pockets of belly fat
  • Stretch marks around the midsection
  • Loose skin from weight loss or pregnancy
  • Unfavorable C-section scars
  • Abdominal wall separation from pregnancy

Dr. Marc Everett is proud to offer tummy tuck procedures to their patients, including the comprehensive lipoabdominoplasty procedure that combines liposuction with an abdominoplasty. Motherhood and weight loss are a cause for celebration, although they can take a toll on your body. If an unflattering midsection has stripped you of your self-confidence, then let Dr. Marc Everett, the best tummy tuck surgeon in NYC, sculpt the tighter, flatter stomach and more well-contoured midsection that you deserve.

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The Procedure

The Procedure

Abdominoplasty is completed under general anesthesia. If the patient is undergoing a lipoabdominoplasty procedure, then liposuction will be used to remove the desired amount of fat before moving on to the tummy tuck.

Two incisions are made during abdominoplasty: one placed around the navel to separate the belly button from the skin and a second placed above the pubic region that curves horizontally from hip to hip. The second incision will be made in a location that allows any scarring to be covered by most types of clothing, including bikini bottoms. The exact length of the incision will vary from patient to patient, depending on how much loose skin needs to be removed.

After the two incisions have been made, the abdominal skin is lifted off of the muscle. If necessary, the abdominal muscles are then repaired by tightly suturing the two sides closer together. Diastasis recti, a condition where the abdominal muscles separate, is typically caused by pregnancy and may not be a concern for every abdominoplasty patient.

Once the abdominal muscle has been repaired, the excess skin is then stretched downwards. Any loose skin that overlaps the bottom incision line is cut away. Any stretch marks, liposuction incisions or C-section scars will also be removed if they are located within the excess skin. The previous hole of the navel is typically removed, so a new hole is cut in the tightened skin and then sutured to the belly button itself. The bottom incision line is then stitched together with the taut skin to complete the procedure.

Recovery & Results

Following abdominoplasty, most patients return home the same day. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness in the targeted area. Changes in sensation are common in the lower abdomen following a tummy tuck and may last days to months. Bruising, soreness and swelling will improve significantly over the first couple weeks of recovery, although swelling can take several months to subside entirely.

Any non-dissolvable sutures and surgical drains will be removed five to 10 days after the surgery. A compression garment will need to be worn around the midsection for several weeks to promote a quicker and healthier recovery. Compression helps to control and reduce swelling, while also providing support to the abdominal tissues as they settle into place following surgery.

The length of recovery will vary, but patients should plan on taking one week off from work. Strenuous activities and exercise will need to be avoided during the first few weeks of recovery, although patients will be encouraged to walk and move around regularly to promote healthy blood flow while the body heals. Bending over and placing pressure on the incision or affected areas can impede or interrupt recovery, however. Most patients can resume exercising in four to six weeks, although extra care and time will be needed if the abdominal wall was repaired during the procedure.

Results will be visible immediately, although final results will take some time to develop. Final results will take up to six months to come in as swelling continues to diminish. The incision scars will appear red and puffy at first but will gradually fade into thin white lines over the course of one year. Scars can take up to two to three years to reach full maturation.

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Q&A with Dr. Marc Everett

I had a C-section, do I need an abdominoplasty?

Everyone needs to be evaluated on a case by case basis, but generally speaking there are several changes that happen during pregnancy and especially after C-section that require abdominoplasty to repair.

We all know about “baby weight,” which if this was the only problem you’d be able to fix on your own. The next issue is the extra skin from the expansion of the uterus causing the belly skin to stretch. Over the first few weeks after delivery, some of this will bounce back due to the natural elasticity of your skin, but some of this may not and what remains loose afterwards will not change — there are no exercises or natural solutions to cause this skin, that was stretched beyond its elastic ability, to recoil... think of it like a rubber band that you stretched out too far.

And the last, and most pertinent to this discussion, is the changes to the rectus abdominis muscles... these are the paired muscles that make up the front and center of your abdominal wall. Before pregnancy, these muscles are aligned together in a straight up and down fashion with no gap between the two of them, also because of the stretching upon them by the uterus, they become stretched out, and rounded, and the weak-spot between the two muscles allows them so completely separate and leave a permanent zone that runs vertically along the center that has no muscle, preventing there to be a complete continuity of core muscle resulting in weakness. This is called the “rectus diastasis” and it happens, to some degree, in all first term pregnancies and is made worse by additional pregnancies. This is further complicated in C-section patients because the procedure damages a significant amount of the nerves running within the lower rectus muscles responsible for helping to keep those muscles’ resting tone. When resting tone is lessened, there is less resistance to “sucking in your gut” and the inner belly contents can push outwards, making your belly seem rounder when you aren’t flexing your abdominal wall.

The solution to this is abdominoplasty, with or without liposuction. The key part of abdominoplasty for C-section patients is the reconstruction of the abdominal wall. If it’s belly roundness that bothers you, imagine this.

The skin and fat on your belly is like the blanket on your bed. It can be thick and fluffy like your winter down blanket, or you have lost the baby weight, and you have minimal extra skin, then it can be more like a top sheet. When either the blanket or sheet lies on your bed, it’s flat. If you take that blanket or sheet and throw it Over your kitchen chair, it takes the shape of your kitchen chair. Either way, thick or thin, it takes the shape of what lies beneath. In other words, if your abdominal muscles are round, have lost their tone, and there is a space absent of muscle in the center of the abdomen, your belly may appear and feel rounded even if you lose weight.

Liposuction can be used to thin your “blanket” into a “sheet” and can be used to contour your waistline and re-establish the hourglass shape of your hips, but it is not a substitute for abdominoplasty in patients who need abdominal wall reconstruction.


Can abdominoplasty be combined with other procedures?

Absolutely. An abdominoplasty can be part of a mommy makeover procedure that targets multiple areas for a full-body rejuvenation. Abdominoplasty is commonly paired with a breast lift, breast augmentation or liposuction in other areas of the body. Let us know during your initial consultation if you are interested in additional procedures, and we will create a personalized treatment plan that meets all of your needs.

Am I a good candidate for abdominoplasty?

Good candidates for abdominoplasty will have loose abdominal skin and excess fat around the midsection, along with abdominal separation or an unfavorable C-section scar if the patient has previously been pregnant. The ideal candidate will be a non-smoker in good health with realistic expectations about the procedure. All female patients should be done having children, as future pregnancy can harm results. Patients should wait at least six months to one year after completing breastfeeding before undergoing an abdominoplasty.

We will perform an in-person evaluation during an initial consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

What kind of scarring can I expect?

Abdominoplasty scars are located around the navel and above the pubic region. The scar around the navel is typically not noticeable, as it is situated within the belly button itself. The horizontal scar from the skin excision is placed in the bikini line where it can be easily hidden by clothing. The scar will curve down slightly toward the center and stretch from one side of the midsection to the other. The exact length of the scar will vary among each patient. We will work with you after the procedure to help promote a healthy and favorable healing process, ensuring your scarring is as minimal as possible.

What’s the difference between lipoabdominoplasty and a regular tummy tuck?

Lipoabdominoplasty combines liposuction with an abdominoplasty for a comprehensive approach to body contouring. Patients with mild to moderate excess fat that has been resistant to a healthy diet and exercise routine are good candidates for lipoabdominoplasty. For patients with loose abdominal skin and a minimal amount of fat, a traditional abdominoplasty tends to be the recommended procedure. We will determine which option is better for you after an in-person evaluation.

What is a mini-abdominoplasty?

A mini-abdominoplasty, or mini tummy tuck, is a popular procedure that targets only the lower abdomen to create a tighter, slimmer stomach. Patients with loose skin, excess fat, and abdominal separation located below the navel are suitable patients for a mini tummy tuck. Patients with any postnatal or weight loss concerns situated above and below the navel are better candidates for a traditional abdominoplasty.

How long does the procedure take?

The length of the procedure will vary with the addition of liposuction but tends to last between two and four hours.

If loose skin and excess fat in your abdomen have left you feeling uncomfortable in your own body, then visit Marc Everett MD to learn more about abdominoplasty. Dr. Marc Everett will listen to all of your concerns and walk you through the procedure step by step. Dr. Everett's patients receive attentive and personal care from our professional staff before, during, and after their procedures. To book an appointment, call us today at 212-774-7715.

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Rapid Recovery Breast Reduction In NYC

It’s time you chose the right doctor to perform your breast reduction in NYC. Achieving your ideal body image is no easy endeavor, but Dr. Marc Everett has helped thousands of women attain this goal by creating and sculpting a more attractive and proportionate breast. Dr. Everett performs the breast reduction operation more than any other, and his techniques and care strategies are designed in such a way to result in spectacular outcomes with almost no care needed after surgery and minimal downtime.

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Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can help individuals relieve the physical discomfort and emotional distress that many people with large breasts may feel. This procedure can offer many benefits to patients, including:

  • Improved self-image and self-confidence
  • More balanced body proportions
  • Increased ability to exercise and be physically active
  • Expanded clothing options
  • Reduced bra strap indentations and skin irritation
  • Improved posture
  • Alleviated neck, shoulder and back pain

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Dr. Everett will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure after an in-person evaluation. You may be a good candidate for a breast reduction if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You do not smoke
  • You are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts
  • Your breasts are finished developing
  • You have realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure

New York City Breast Reduction In NYC

Breast reduction surgery begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Everett, who has garnered a reputation as one of the best breast reduction surgeons in NYC. As this is the procedure he performs most often, it’s also the consultation he sees the most patients for.

During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you and educate you about the implications of future pregnancy, ability to breastfeed, changes in nipple sensation, and more so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques may be considered, but the method you and Dr. Everett ultimately choose will depend on multiple factors, including: the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present, and your individual goals. The objectives of the breast reduction surgery are threefold.

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The Three Goals of Breast Reduction according to Dr. Everett

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The first objective is to remove anywhere between a third and two-thirds of your breast tissue, reducing the actual weight that neck, upper back and shoulders have to carry.

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The second objective is the redistribution of the remaining breast tissue higher onto your chest wall. This changes the weight bearing dynamic and now your breasts will be seated high and pointed forward, facing your movements, instead of hanging low and away from you and working against your movements, i.e. “the pendulum effect.”

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The third objective is to create two beautiful breast mounds that are nearly identical in size, shape and position. The third objective is never less important than the first two. In fact, Dr. Everett considers every single breast reduction to be a “Cosmetic Breast Reduction.” It doesn’t matter if your operation is covered by your insurance or paid for out of pocket.

Rapid Recovery

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New York breast reduction is easier than you would ever imagine it to be. NYC breast surgery is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

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Additionally, Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery. In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days.

The tensions on your neck and shoulders can disappear immediately and some patients improve their posture in weeks. You will notice results right away and will continue seeing the evolution of your breast surgery results over the next several months. Some subtle changes can continue for up to a year until your breasts are fully settled.

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NYC Breast Surgery:
Reductions and Insurance

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The cost of plastic surgery is something that many of our clients wonder about before they visit. Most health insurance plans do not cover elective procedures like cosmetic surgery. This means that no matter what the cost of your surgery is, you will likely need to pay out of pocket. There are some exceptions, however, and New York breast reduction surgery may be one.

In many cases, a breast reduction procedure alleviates unpleasant or painful symptoms that women experience as a result of having disproportionately large breasts. Consider the ways your breast size impacts your daily life and create a list that details how your breasts are problematic for your health and well-being. Women whose breasts are sizable enough to cause problems such as neck and shoulder pain, skin irritation or difficulty exercising may be eligible for breast reduction surgery that is partially or fully covered by their health insurance plan. It’s unlikely that your procedure will be covered if you have no symptoms and are seeking a breast reduction solely for cosmetic purposes.

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The Procedure

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Breast reduction surgery in NYC begins with a consultation. During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques can be utilized when performing breast reduction surgery. The method used for you will depend on the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present and your desired outcome.

To begin the procedure, Dr. Everett will make incisions in the designated areas. The nipple will then be adjusted to place it in a more upright and centered location. If necessary, the areola will be reduced at this point. Dr. Everett will then remove excess skin and tissue and reshape the remaining tissue, ensuring symmetry between both breasts. The incisions will be sutured closed to complete the procedure.

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Traditional or Anchor Incision

The traditional or anchor incision technique requires three incisions: one around the areola within the natural texture of the skin, one extending vertically from the areola to the natural crease beneath the breast and one horizontally underneath the fold of the breast. This method maximizes the amount of tissue removal possible and can treat moderate to severe sagging.

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Vertical or Lollipop

The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

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The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

Recovery & Results

Expect to rest for about 48 hours after your procedure. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, soreness, numbness and discomfort that can last several hours. Some patients can return to work in one week, while others may need to wait two weeks before resuming their daily schedules. Plan to wear a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and irritate your incisions while they heal. Dr. Everett will provide you with thorough postoperative instructions so you can ensure your body receives the care it needs to heal and deliver beautiful results.

Breast Reduction Results

Results will be noticeable right away and will continue to develop over the coming weeks. Swelling will make your breasts larger at first and they may temporarily appear asymmetrical if they heal at different rates. Final results are typically visible three to six months into recovery, although subtle changes in size can continue for up to one year. The scars will reach full maturity in about 12 to 18 months. Once your breasts have settled into their new size and shape, you can enjoy your size reduction — as well as improved self-confidence, relief from discomfort and a broader range of clothing options — well into the future.

Recovery and back to work in

4 to 5 Days

Back to exercise in

2 Weeks

Final results in

3 to 6 Months

Scars reach full maturity in

12 to 18 Months

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What makes Dr. Marc Everett the best breast reduction surgeon in NYC?

It starts with his expertise and experience, as well as his compassion for every patient who walks through the doors of our office. No two women’s bodies are identical — which means breast reduction requires an artistic and detail-oriented approach in order to achieve results that are beautiful and balanced.

Dr. Everett is a thought leader of New York’s surgical community, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of The Aesthetic Society’s Product Development & Market Research Committee and a reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

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Breast Reduction FAQ’s

Why is it called rapid recovery breast reduction?

Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting-edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery.  In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are in good health, do not smoke, are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts, and whose breasts are finished developing. We can better determine if you are a good candidate after an in-person evaluation.

Which incision technique is best for me?

We will discuss this with you in detail after performing an in-person evaluation. Not every option is available to each patient. Sometimes the best method for patients may not correlate with their desires for minimal scarring, but we always emphasize placing a priority on results and improved quality of life, rather than the presence of minor scarring. We will help you make an informed incision during this part of the process so that you can be satisfied with your results.

How long before I can go swimming or take a bath?

Once your surgical bandages have been removed, you are free to shower and get your incisions wet. However, you should refrain from submerging your breasts until your incisions have fully healed. Avoid swimming or taking a bath for at least two days following surgery.

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery can make breastfeeding more difficult later in life. Depending on the method used for the surgery, breastfeeding may not be an option for all patients following breast reduction. We will go over this with you more in-depth before your surgery and take every precaution necessary to both provide optimal results and retain your ability to breastfeed if possible.

How long will results last?

You can enjoy your size reduction following surgery well into the future. We only perform breast reduction after the patient’s breasts have stopped developing, so you will not need to worry about returning to your pre-surgery size. Pregnancy and weight gain can affect your results, however, since both can lead to an increase in breast size. We can discuss this in more detail during an initial consultation.

What kind of bra will I need to wear following surgery?

You should plan on wearing a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and also irritate incisions while they heal. You should refrain from purchasing new and expensive bras until most of your swelling has diminished, around two or three months into your recovery.

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At Marc Everett MD, we know that breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure for women who struggle with the physical and mental weight of macromastia. We believe every woman should be able to feel comfortable and confident in her own body and we are here to assist you in reaching that goal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc Everett in Manhattan or Queens — you can reach us at 212-774-7715.

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