Do you have skin hanging down from your belly or sagging down onto your pelvis? Do you feel that your abdomen simply looks untoned no matter how much time you spend every week focusing on all parts of your core? Sometimes, weight control with diet and exercise are not enough to make your midsection look the way you want. While cardio exercise and strength training can tighten your abdominals and help you lose fat from your midsection, it can do nothing to tighten and tone your skin and underlying tissues. This is where a tummy tuck can come into play.
What is a tummy tuck?
Another term for a tummy tuck is an abdominoplasty. This term refers to a cosmetic surgery technique to remove extra skin and other tissues from the abdomen to make your belly appear flat and toned once again. If your abdominal muscles have separated, such as from pregnancy, this can also be addressed at the same time. Overall, your tummy tuck will be used to make your belly appear smaller, flatter and firmer.
Am I a candidate for tummy tuck?
Perhaps you have recently lost a great deal of weight but still have extra skin that has been stretched. If you have gone through multiple pregnancies but your belly has not yet bounced back, a tummy tuck may also benefit you. Others who need tummy tucks are those with loose, sagging abdominal skin due to genetics, surgeries or the normal effects of aging.
Keep in mind that a tummy tuck is merely for tightening underlying muscles and for removing excess skin. It cannot remove fat. If you have stubborn areas of fat in the treatment area, you may best benefit from a combined tummy tuck and liposuction. Our practitioner may also recommend that you undergo further aesthetic treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing, following your tummy tuck for the best results. After your surgery, you will be sent home the same day to recuperate fully in your own surroundings.
Most patients experience excellent results with tummy tucks. They are incredibly pleased with how flat their stomachs are and love that their clothes fit better than ever. This gives them renewed self-confidence and often lets them feel more bold and positive when in public. If you are wondering if a tummy tuck may be the best way for you to tighten up your midsection, contact our office today to schedule your consultation. At Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery, we are ready to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.