Has significant weight loss left you with folds of excess skin? Does your post-pregnancy belly lack tone and firmness? An abdomen that lacks definition can cause both physical and emotional discomfort. At Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery located in Birmingham, Alabama we shape and enhance your body contours with tummy tuck procedures tailored to your individual needs and cosmetic goals.
Who Can Benefit From a Tummy Tuck?
Your skin is designed to retain its shape after being stretched. However, prolonged or rapid expansion can rob your tissues of their elastic quality. When this occurs, you can be left with folds of excess skin around your belly and hips. Excess skin can mask the attractive curves of your body and hide tone and definition.
Muscle laxity is most common following pregnancy. When your abdominal muscles expand to make room for a growing baby, the muscle fibers become weak. While strength building can address the muscles themselves, it cannot restore elasticity to the connective tissue. This type of muscle laxity can present itself as an abdominal pooch.
Stretch marks occur when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching. It is most common in the abdomen and hips following pregnancy or weight gain. Stretch marks can be purple, red, or white. While not painful, you may feel that stretch marks are unsightly, causing you to limit your clothing options to cover their appearance.
“Dr. Al Cohn and his staff are amazing. I felt comfortable from my initial consultation all the way to my post op visits. I can’t say enough about the level of expertise and care from this staff. I am much more comfortable and confident with myself. After losing 185 lbs I need surgical procedures to help me in my everyday life.”