Does Your Tummy Need a Tuck?
Saggy skin and excess layers of fat on the tummy can look unsightly. Even a slight fatty bulge can ruin your slim body profile. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can provide relief from these problems.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal region. The surgery can also tighten the abdominal walls. The result is a flatter tummy area that significantly improve your overall look.
The procedure involves an incision that runs from one end of the hip to another. The surgical scar will remain hidden in your bikini line or upper-pubic region. Your doctor will lift the skin to work on the underlying muscles.
If you have extra skin on the upper abdomen, an additional incision around the belly button may be necessary to work on it. The doctor will remove any extra fat and pull the skin tightly arounf the newly formed contours of your body, thereby creating a taut tummy. The surgery also involves repositioning the belly button. Once the corrections are made, your incisions will be closed with sutures.
Reasons to Opt for a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is very effective in removing stubborn layers of fat from the abdominal area that don’t respond well to strenuous exercise or even a healthy diet.
Abdominal skin can sag after you lose a significant amount of weight. Even after weight loss, some fat can remain on the abdomen and stay there no matter what you try. When faced with these issues, a tummy tuck is the ideal solution.
If you have recently given birth and the skin around your mid-region has begun to sag, then a tummy tuck is a perfect solution for that as well. You don’t need to live with the tummy you don’t desire. You can even have the perfect tummy even after multiple pregnancies with the help of tummy tuck.
If along with loose skin, you also have stretch marks on your abdomen due to pregnancy or weight fluctuations, a tummy tuck can provide you relief from this undesirable look. Tummy tucks remove sagging skin on the lower abdomen, where stretch marks normally occur on the tummy. When the skin is removed, your stretch marks also go away with it.
The aging process and hereditary factors can also contribute to excess fat and sagging skin on the abdomen. Some people have a tendency to store fat in the tummy area due to genetic factors and for them, it can be nearly impossible to flatten the abdomen.
A taut tummy also means a better body profile and posture. Men and women can opt for tummy tuck to gain a flatter midsection and look more attractive.
The results provided by a tummy tuck can last for a long time if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can opt for the full or the mini procedure depending on your needs and your doctor’s recommendation.
Factors to Consider Before the Surgery
If you think you can benefit from a tummy tuck, you should consult an experienced plastic surgeon before to learn more about the details behind the procedure. Based on the amount of fat and loose skin you have; your doctor can recommend a partial or full procedure. You may need to refrain from smoking and stop using certain medications prior to your surgery.
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Interested in learning more about the tummy tuck surgery? Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ryan Hoffman and begin your journey to the flat abdominal profile that you have always wanted.