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When Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Posted November 9, 2017 in Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

abdominoplasty-p7-side grottingcohnTummy tuck surgery is one of the most well-known plastic surgery procedures, next to a breast augmentation and nose job. Chances are you know someone or have seen a celebrity who owes their toned abdominal physique to a tummy tuck. While body contouring isn’t a weight loss procedure, it does give people the stomach shape and tone they’ve always wanted. If you are unhappy with your belly appearance, you might consider enhancement surgery after these life events.

After Pregnancy

A tummy tuck is perfect for the type of laxity many women experience after pregnancy. Not only does it address loose or sagging skin around the abdomen, but it will also treat muscle weakness. The weakening of the muscles following pregnancy can cause a prominent pooch to develop on some women. With a tummy tuck, we can use a corset technique, which tightens the abdominal muscles to restore a firm appearance. This, combined with skin removal, helps you regain the flatter, toned belly you had before pregnancy.

Following Weight Loss

When you lose a significant amount of weight, it can be almost impossible to prevent excess folds of skin from developing. While many people feel lighter when they have shed their unwanted pounds, they still carry around the excess skin with them, which can be a painful reminder of their once unhealthy lifestyle. With a tummy tuck, we can remove this excess skin to reveal your newly toned and fit physique. An extended technique can be used to address excess skin along the hips and lower back.

As You’ve Aged

Many people don’t realize that abdominal laxity is an unwanted side effect of the aging process. Even if you live a fit and active lifestyle, it is possible to develop small folds of sagging skin around the stomach. This is commonly seen in both men and women. You can consider a tummy tuck to restore abdominal firmness, which can help you look and feel younger.

Knowing if You Are a Candidate

Some health or physical factors may be a deciding factor about whether or not you are an ideal tummy tuck candidate. If you are unhappy with sagging abdominal skin, you should schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to see if surgery is the best course of treatment for you. We will evaluate your body type and review your medical history to determine which technique will provide you with the results you desire.

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