About tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure to tighten loose muscle and remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen, which is commonly the result of pregnancy, other abdominal surgery and weight fluctuation. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen, however it does produce a permanent scar. Depending upon the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, the scar can extend from hip to hip.
Regular exercise and healthy eating habits cannot repair abdominal muscle and skin that has been stretched beyond the point where it can naturally return to normal. Optimum, long lasting results are achieved in persons whose weight has been stabilized and who do not plan on becoming pregnant. Unlike gastric surgery, abdominoplasty is not intended as a means of weight reduction. In addition, only stretch marks, scars and other imperfections that are located within the skin that is removed will be eliminated. Most importantly, a tummy tuck can dramatically flatten and draw in your midsection, improve you figure, change the way clothes fit you and make you feel better about yourself.
A full tummy tuck (upper and lower stomach) is most commonly performed. Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at 63 Laser & Skin Clinic will be happy to explain the procedure and discuss your expectations during a free consultation. Make an appointment now.