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Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck services offered in Midtown, New York, NY

Are you struggling with excess skin, weakened muscles, and stubborn fat around your abdomen despite your best efforts? If so, a tummy tuck at Ayewah Aesthetics in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, NY, may be the solution you're looking for to achieve a more toned and contoured midsection. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Martha Ayewah, DO, tailors the procedure to your unique needs, helping you regain confidence and restore a smoother, firmer abdomen. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the abdomen and tightens the underlying muscles. It can help you achieve a smoother, toner, flatter abdomen.

This procedure can be life-changing for men and women struggling with excess skin and diminished confidence. It’s important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ayewah to ensure you experience the highest level of safety and optimal results.

Who might consider a tummy tuck?

If you have excess skin and fat around your abdomen, a tummy tuck can help you achieve a flatter, firmer midsection. Common reasons to consider having a tummy tuck include:


  • Loose skin after significant weight loss
  • Muscle separation post-pregnancy
  • Sagging skin due to aging
  • Desire for enhanced waistline definition
  • Excess abdominal fat due to genetics


After a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Ayewah can determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for tummy tuck surgery.

I’m getting a tummy tuck. How should I prepare?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that requires meticulous planning to ensure the best outcomes. Dr. Ayewah may recommend planning for your procedure months before the surgery date. Before your procedure, you should:

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Quit smoking
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Purchase gauze, pillows, compression clothing, and other post-surgery necessities
  • Arrange for childcare, pet care, and time off work
  • Coordinate recovery care with trusted friends or family 

Every presurgery plan is unique. Dr. Ayewah may provide personalized preparation tips to help you prepare for surgery.

What happens during a tummy tuck procedure?

A tummy tuck includes three main steps:

Administer anesthesia

Dr. Ayewah may administer intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia based on your needs and preferences. Anesthesia improves your comfort and keeps you unconscious through the procedure.

Make the incisions

Next, Dr. Ayewah creates horizontal incisions along your pubic area and belly button to remove excess skin and reposition the remaining tissue for a flatter, smoother appearance. She may make more incisions in the upper abdomen if there’s additional excess skin.

Close the incisions

Finally, Dr. Ayewah closes the incisions with sutures to begin the healing process. She applies bandages and compression material to ensure proper healing.

How long is the typical recovery period after a tummy tuck?

Most swelling and bruising subsides within the first few weeks after tummy tuck surgery, but it can take up to six months to heal fully.

Call Ayewah Aesthetics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the benefits of tummy tuck surgery.