What is a Tummy Tuck?

Watch this video by Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Buffalo, NY as he explains the tummy tuck procedure and how it can correct excessive skin along the stomach area.

So most patients understand what a tummy tuck is. But let me just explain a little bit more. When we perform a tummy tuck in, most cases it’s related to a woman that had a pregnancy was stretching the skin or carrying a little extra skin and fatty tissue in the abdomen. The procedure would require us to lift up the skin, tighten the skin, and in many cases tighten up the muscle below the skin in order to give them a better contoured shape and waistline.

Meet Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. MD, FACS

Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and performs all aspects of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He specializes in creating a customized approach to looking your best, which may include using multiple modalities which Dr. Shatkin refers to as ‘Combination Rejuvenation’. He has been in private practice in this field since completing his Plastic Surgery Training in 1989.

His major concentration is in the areas of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery including Eyelift and Facelift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nasal Surgery, Body contouring and Mommy Makeover tummy and Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Injectables.​

He is the only Plastic Surgeon in the world to have received the coveted 5-Star Diamond Award from the American Association of Hospitality Sciences and to date, the only Medical Doctor to have received the coveted Buffalo-Niagara Business Ethics Award which he and his team received in 2017.

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