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Mini Abdominoplasty

Mini Abdominoplasty

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Breast Reduction NYC

Breast Reduction in NYC

When it comes to breast reduction, NYC-based Dr. Marc Everett offers exceptional results that can improve posture, eliminate pain, and provide the look - and confidence -- that you deserve. To learn more, contact our office to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation.

Breast Augmentation NYC

When it comes to breast augmentation, NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Everett offers the expertise, experience, and passion that you need to achieve beautiful and natural-looking breasts. Get more confidence in your body and get the breasts you've always wanted. To learn more, contact our office to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation.

Abdominoplasty NYC

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.

New York Mini Abdominoplasty

Mini abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a mini tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that creates a firmer, flatter lower abdomen for patients who have undergone pregnancy or weight loss. Unlike a traditional tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck focuses exclusively on excess fat, loose skin, and scarring located in the lower abdomen below the navel. Mini abdominoplasty offers a range of benefits to patients, including:

  • Repair lower abdominal muscles after postpartum separation
  • Complete removal or precise revision of C-section scars
  • Remove stubborn pockets of excess abdominal fat
  • Less scarring than a traditional tummy tuck
  • Elimination of loose skin and even stretch marks

If you want to recapture your flat stomach after pregnancy or wish to remove excess skin and fat following weight loss, then consider a mini-abdominoplasty procedure. A mini tummy tuck can be tailored to suit each patient’s needs and can even be explicitly used for the revision of an unfavorable C-section scar. Dr. Marc Everett can help you actualize your dream body and revise C-section scars with mini-abdominoplasty surgery.


The Procedure

The Procedure

Mini abdominoplasty can be completed under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, depending on the extent of the procedure for each patient. After the patient has been adequately numbed, an incision along a pre-marked line will be made below the navel. If necessary, any excess fat will be removed from the lower abdomen using liposuction.

Patients affected by diastasis recti, a condition sometimes caused by pregnancy wherein the abdominal muscles separate, are great candidates for mini-abdominoplasty. The lower abdomen can be stitched back together to eliminate discomfort and address any additional sagging caused by the condition. Patients with abdominal separation located or extending above the navel may be better candidates for traditional abdominoplasty surgery.

After the excess fat has been removed and the abdominal wall has been repaired as necessary, the surgeon will then remove loose skin. The skin will be stretched tight to meet the bottom incision line, and any overlapping loose tissue will be cut away. Depending on the location, stretch marks caused by pregnancy or weight gain may be reduced or eliminated. After all excess tissue has been removed, the skin is then sutured closed to complete the procedure. The length of the surgery can last between two and four hours.

C-Section Scar Revision

In addition to sculpting a flatter stomach, mini-abdominoplasty can be used as a means for C-section scar revision. Following an emergency or planned Caesarean section, some women find themselves with unsightly scars horizontally spanning their midsection that may be highly visible, even when wearing clothing. Using mini-abdominoplasty, Dr. Marc Everett can remove the scar completely or redo the incision to give their patients a more desirable and inconspicuous scar that can be hidden by regular clothing, including bikini bottoms.

Recovery & Results

Side effects from mini-abdominoplasty include swelling, bruising, soreness, and a temporary change in sensation around the targeted area. Most symptoms fade within the first couple of weeks, although the length of the recovery period will vary based on each patient’s procedure. Patients with non-dissolvable sutures and/or surgical drains will have them removed five to 10 days following surgery.

Patients can typically go home the same day as the procedure. Recovery lasts around one week, with some patients able to return to work in as little as a few days. Strenuous activities and exercise will need to be avoided for a few weeks, especially if the abdominal wall was repaired. Patients with repaired abdominal separation will need to wait two to three months before resuming core-focused exercises to ensure their abdominal muscles have healed completely.

Results will be immediately visible, although swelling will take several months to subside entirely. The use of compression garments will be prescribed to help alleviate swelling and provide a more comfortable recovery. The surgical scar will at first appear red and puffy but will continue to diminish in appearance as the scar tissue matures. It takes scars two to three years to completely heal, although the mini-abdominoplasty scar will fade to a thin white line by the end of the first year.

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Q&A with Dr. Marc Everett

How long will results last?

Results following a mini-abdominoplasty are lifelong. To best preserve your results, you should maintain stable body weight and be prepared to commit to a relatively healthy lifestyle, as future weight gain can negatively impact your results.

What’s the difference between a traditional tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck?

Traditional abdominoplasty addresses loose skin, excess fat, and diastasis recti located throughout the entire abdominal region. A mini-abdominoplasty focuses specifically on the area of the abdomen below the navel, meaning the belly button and any skin or tissue located above it is not affected by the procedure. Because a mini-abdominoplasty is a smaller procedure, the recovery is quicker, and the resulting scar is more minimal than a traditional abdominoplasty.

Can a mini-abdominoplasty be part of a mommy makeover procedure?

Yes, abdominoplasty procedures are commonly part of a comprehensive approach to restore mothers’ bodies after the effects of pregnancy. We can discuss all of your concerns with you during an initial consultation and will help you form an individualized treatment plan that meets all of your needs.

How soon after giving birth can I undergo C-section scar revision?

We recommend waiting at least six months to one year after finishing breastfeeding before undergoing a C-section scar revision. Patients interested in a mini-abdominoplasty should also be done having children, as future pregnancies can distort and ruin results.

I don’t have loose skin or excess fat, but I do have an unsightly C-section scar. Is a mini-abdominoplasty right for me?

Absolutely. If you only want to revise your C-section scar, then we can tailor the procedure to suit your needs. Patients undergoing a C-section scar revision will have a shorter process with quicker recovery time.

How can a mini-abdominoplasty fix a C-section scar?

By targeting the lower abdomen, we can revise or potentially even remove the old C-section scar and replace it with a straighter, thinner scar located in a more inconspicuous location. It’s important to note that a mini-abdominoplasty will leave a scar of its own and that we are only aiming to replace or revise the unfavorable C-section scar with a more precise surgical scar. The incision line for mini-abdominoplasty surgery is generally only a few inches or less in length, making it smaller than the typical C-section scar.

Who is a good candidate for a mini-abdominoplasty?

Patients with loose skin, abdominal separation, excess belly fat, and/or scarring located below the navel are good candidates for a mini-abdominoplasty. The ideal candidate will already be at or near their ideal body weight since abdominoplasty is not intended to be used as a weight-loss procedure or as a substitute for living a healthy lifestyle. To determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, come in for an in-person evaluation.

If pregnancy or weight loss has left you with loose skin, stubborn pockets of fat, or an unfavorable C-section scar, then a mini-abdominoplasty may be the procedure you need to restore your self-confidence. Dr. Marc Everett will work with you to help return your body to its pre-pregnancy state or to complete your weight loss journey by sculpting a flatter, tighter stomach. To book an appointment, call us today at 212-774-7715.

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Contact New York’s Premier Breast Reduction Surgeon for Amazing Results!

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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.


Dr. Everett's Signature Breast Reduction

“The breast is the three dimensional body structure that I enjoy building the most. The key to designing the perfect breast operation is to interpret the nuances that make your breasts different from everyone elses’, and then design the blueprint that results in the operation that will create a beautiful, high breast with longevity.”


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

Is Breast Reduction
Right for You?

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.


The Three Goals of Breast Reduction according to Dr. Everett


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.


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.”


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

rapid recovery

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.

Learn more about Dr. Everett’s signature breast reduction with internal bra.

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.

rapid recovery

We have patients who post on social media with the hashtags #IFeelWeightless and #LightAsAKite
—and they mean it!


See for yourself what pure transformative success looks like. Dr. Everett’s cosmetic excellence promises a rapid recovery window and minimal complications.

NYC Breast Surgery:
Reductions and Insurance


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.

If you aren’t sure whether your breasts are impacting your health, a visit with a visit to Dr. Everett or your primary care doctor for an exam can help bring any medical concerns to light.
the  procedure

The Procedure

the  procedure

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.


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.


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.



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


Work with a Leading New York City Plastic Surgeon

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.


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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Reclaim Your Life and Love Your Body Again

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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