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Dr. Karan Mehta, a board-certified plastic surgeon offering high definition tummy tucks in Manhattan to address loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles caused by weight loss, pregnancy, and genetics. With the goal of restoring firmness and improving body contour, a tummy tuck can provide long-lasting results for those seeking a more defined and sculpted midsection.

Refine & Define Your Midsection

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to refine and define the midsection. It involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area while tightening the underlying muscles to create a smoother, firmer contour. Tummy tucks are particularly beneficial for individuals with significant weight loss or who have experienced pregnancy-related changes in their abdominal region. This procedure can help achieve a more toned and aesthetically pleasing midsection.

patient during consult for high definition tummy tuck in Manhattan

Tummy Tuck Corrects:

  • Excess skin in the abdominal area
  • Stubborn pockets of fat in the midsection
  • Weakened or separated abdominal muscles
  • Bulging or protruding appearance of the tummy
  • Stretch marks and scars resulting from pregnancy or weight fluctuations

Types of Tummy Tuck Techniques

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is a less extensive version of the traditional tummy tuck procedure. It suits individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity and muscle separation below the belly button. The mini tummy tuck focuses on addressing the lower abdomen, removing excess skin, and tightening the underlying muscles. This technique offers a shorter incision and a quicker recovery than a full high definition tummy tuck in Manhattan.

Extended Tummy Tuck

An extended tummy tuck is a variation of the traditional tummy tuck that addresses not only the abdominal area but also the flanks or love handles. It benefits individuals with significant excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen and on the sides. The extended tummy tuck involves an extended incision along the lower abdomen and hips, allowing for more extensive removal of excess tissue and contouring of the entire midsection.

Standard Tummy Tuck

A standard tummy tuck, or full tummy tuck, is the most common and comprehensive technique. It is recommended for individuals with significant skin laxity, excess fat, and muscle separation in the entire abdominal area. The procedure involves a horizontal incision from hip to hip, removal of excess skin and fat, and tightening of the abdominal muscles for a flatter and more toned midsection.

Candidates for Tummy Tuck:

  • Individuals with excess skin and fat in the abdominal area
  • Those with weakened or separated abdominal muscles
  • Individuals who have undergone significant weight loss or pregnancy
  • Non-smokers or those willing to quit smoking before the procedure
  • Individuals in good overall health with realistic expectations
  • Individuals who have tried exercise and diet but are unable to achieve a toned midsection
  • Those with a stable weight, as fluctuations can affect the results
  • Women who have completed their childbearing
  • Individuals who are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the procedure

To learn more about high definition tummy tuck in Manhattan, contact us today for a consultation. 

woman after high definition tummy tuck in Manhattan

Tummy Tuck Surgical Details

During a tummy tuck, typically performed under general anesthesia, Dr. Mehta will begin by making an incision in the lower abdomen. The length and shape of the incision may vary depending on the extent of correction needed. The incision is carefully placed to minimize visibility and can often be concealed within the bikini line. Dr. Mehta will access the underlying abdominal muscles through this incision, which may be repaired and tightened using sutures to create a firmer and more toned appearance.

Next, Dr. Mehta will remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. This may involve liposuction to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. Once the desired contour is achieved, the remaining skin is repositioned and draped over the abdomen. Dr. Mehta will then close the incisions with sutures or surgical adhesives. Sometimes, temporary drainage tubes may be placed to prevent fluid buildup. The entire procedure takes a few hours, but the exact duration may vary based on the specific techniques used and your specific needs.

The Recovery Process

Following your high definition tummy tuck in Manhattan, you must wear a compression garment to support healing and minimize swelling. It’s common to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the abdominal area, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication. During the initial weeks of recovery, it is essential to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting to allow your body to heal. You should gradually reintroduce physical activity as advised by your surgeon.

It’s normal to have limited mobility and feel some tightness in the abdomen during the early stages of recovery. As the weeks progress, you should notice a gradual improvement in your comfort level and mobility. It’s crucial to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Mehta to monitor your progress. He will provide specific guidelines for activities, incision care, and gradually returning to your routine.

Tummy Tuck Before & Afters


I had the most amazing experience, Dr. Mehta is an exceptional surgeon. I am extremely appreciative of the way in which he utilized his expertise in not only evaluating what was needed to accomplish the task at hand but also brilliantly and beautifully executing it.He is an amazing surgeon. As a health care provider self care usually finds itself on the bottom of the list, it was time to make a change. On the day of my consultation With my limited understanding I expressed to Dr Mehta the long desire that I had for a tummy tuck with liposuction of my waist. With clarity and patience he explained exactly what was needed to accomplish this task. I wanted to turn the clock backwards giving me once again my youthful girlish figure post children, he exceeded my expectations. Doctor truly did a phenomenal job. This is one satisfied patient, truthfully, I’ve never looked this good. I am extremely satisfied.. Thank you so much for putting a much needed smile on my face and restoring my confidence.

Deana E.

My name is Robin I’m 61 years old. I had liposuction on the side, a full tummy tuck with muscle repair, Doc Mehta is really a special surgeon he’s very personable he called to check up on me after my surgery to make sure everything was Okay he answered any questions I had before and after my surgery I love my BELLY BUTTON and yes, I have a scar from HIP to HIP but it’s low and very thin If I wanted to do this all over again Doc Mehta would be the only one I would let do my surgery I’m really grateful for him. He has changed my life for the better. Doc Mehta, you ROCK👍🏼

Robin W.

I had a tummy tuck done by Dr. Mehta. I’m happy with the choice I made to trust Dr. Mehta to deliver what i expected. I’m excited for summer with these amazing results! Dr. Mehta showed up and showed out. Only two weeks post op and I already love love love my results! One of the highlights of the whole surgery for me is my belly button🥵‼️ & my flat stomach of course.

Thanks Dr. Mehta

Anaya W.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

What is the difference between a full tummy tuck and a high-definition tummy tuck?

A full tummy tuck, also known as a standard tummy tuck, addresses the entire abdominal area, while a high-definition tummy tuck focuses on sculpting the midsection to highlight muscle definition. High-definition tummy tucks create a more chiseled appearance by removing fat deposits around the abdominal muscles, creating a more athletic look.

How can I minimize scarring after a high-definition tummy tuck?

To minimize scarring after a high-definition tummy tuck, it’s essential to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions diligently. This may include proper wound care, using scar creams or silicone sheets, and protecting the incision site from excessive sun exposure. Time and scar management techniques can help scars fade over time.

How long should I wait after pregnancy before considering a tummy tuck?

It’s advisable to wait six months to a year after pregnancy before considering a tummy tuck. This allows your body to recover fully and for your weight to stabilize. Please consult with Dr. Mehta to assess your situation and determine the right timing for your procedure.

Can I have additional children after undergoing a tummy tuck?

Having more children is possible, but it’s recommended to undergo a tummy tuck once you have completed your family. Pregnancy can reverse the results of a tummy tuck, stretching the abdominal muscles and skin again. Discuss your family goals with Dr. Mehta to make an informed decision.

Can I take a bath after a tummy tuck?

After a tummy tuck, it’s typically recommended to avoid submerging the incision area in water for a few weeks. Instead, You can take sponge baths to keep clean during the initial recovery period. Please talk to Dr. Mehta about when it’s safe to resume regular bathing routines.

Meet Dr. Karan Mehta

Dr. Karan Mehta is a board-certified plastic surgeon dedicated to providing personalized care for each patient. Dr. Mehta is invested in ensuring optimal outcomes for his patients, utilizing the latest techniques and principles in aftercare. He goes the extra mile by reaching out to patients multiple times during the healing process to ensure proper recovery. Schedule a consultation to embark on your transformative journey for high definition tummy tuck in Manhattan.


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