Tummy Tuck can give you the flat, firm abdomen that diet and exercise can’t.
Patients choose to improve their appearance with a tummy tuck because they are not happy with their flabby belly. They diet and exercise. But they just can’t get rid of that area of excess fat and skin.
A flabby tummy can be caused by …
- Weight fluctuation
- Prior surgery
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes that excess fat and skin. It also restores weakened or separated muscles so that you can have a smoother and firmer stomach area.
A tummy tuck must be properly done to match your body style and weight. An experienced board-certified plastic surgeon can make sure your tummy tuck is proportional to your body type. A good tummy tuck will give you a flatter, firmer stomach which can enhance your overall appearance. It can also build your self-confidence.
You may be a candidate for a tummy tuck if you are physically healthy and at a stable weight. You should also have realistic expectations and be a nonsmoker.
A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. It cannot correct stretch marks. Stretch marks may be removed or improved though if they are within the areas of excess skin that will be removed. Also, if you’ve had a C-section the existing scars may be surgically “hidden” in the new scar.
The first step is always a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Kevitch, Dr. Chung or Dr. Jan will discuss your expectations and desired outcomes. They will also talk about your health and your lifestyle, and then help determine the right course for you. Our practice sees patients from across the region— from Phillipsburg, NJ across the Lehigh Valley to Reading, PA. Our physicians have hospital admitting privileges in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Quakertown.
ABDOMINOPLASTY – Before and After Photos
Full tummy tuck with muscle plication and liposuction of flanks and abdomen.