Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is designed to tighten the muscles and loose skin of the abdomen to correct a bulging belly that no amount of dieting or exercise will help. Abdominoplasty will also tighten any loose or overhanging skin and remove excess fat.

Dr. Matarasso is an internationally recognized innovator of abdominoplasty methods and has established the standard for the combination of liposuction and tummy tuck (abdominolipoplasty). He has also pioneered procedures for the contouring of male love handles.

He has authored dozens of plastic surgery textbook chapters and journal articles on abdominoplasty as well as a brochure for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and video and DVD presentations for ASAPS and Johns Hopkins University. He has also been invited to give numerous invited lectures, panel lectures and teaching courses in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico and Brazil (where he was an honored guest lecturer and invited panelist). He is frequently sought out to speak about current techniques and variations in abdominoplasty, to give comprehensive overviews of the tummy tuck and combined tummy tuck/liposuction procedures. He has been considered an expert in abdominoplasty for so many years that some his talks have covered the changing current concepts in abdominoplasty and modified techniques as the decades pass.

In 2002, Dr. Matarasso served on an expert panel of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation to study the outcomes of abdominoplasty and recommend safe surgical parameters for the procedure. He has also been recognized by his peers as providing the best abdominoplasty services in the region; Town & Country Magazine named him New York’s top cosmetic surgeon for abdominoplasty by in its annual listing of the country’s best plastic surgeons.

Dr. Matarasso’s areas of specialty in abdominoplasty include:

  • Abdominoplasty in men (male body contouring)

  • Abdominoplasty with liposuction

  • Abdominoplasty vs. liposuction

  • Awareness and avoidance of complications

  • Secondary abdominoplasty

  • Mini-abdominoplasty

  • Tummy tuck for patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Tummy tuck for obese patients

  • Minimal-access variations

  • Managing rectus diastasis

  • Methods for correcting drooping breasts and abdomen (combination breast reduction and abdominoplasty)

  • Selecting appropriate patients for tummy tuck

  • Selecting appropriate alternatives to tummy tuck

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