Reduce Excess Skin with a Tummy Tuck
Weight loss is a great accomplishment and one that everyone wants to be proud of. But, what if excessive sagging skin is keeping you from feeling happy? We hear it often from people who have achieved significant weight loss, have experienced multiple pregnancies, are showing signs of aging, or people who want to achieve a slimmer, more toned waistline. We hear our patients say, “I would just be happy if I didn’t have so much skin.” We hear you, and we can help.
What is the procedure?
Tummy tuck surgery can help reduce excess skin while restoring weakened or separated muscles, so you can have a smoother, firmer stomach area.
Having an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to matching your body style and weight is important to ensuring your tummy tuck is properly done. A good tummy tuck will give you a flatter, firmer stomach that is proportional to your body type, helping to enhance your overall appearance and build your self-confidence.
How it works
A full tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, involves removing excess fat and skin and includes tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. A mini tummy tuck involves removing excess fat and skin below the navel.
Tummy tuck procedures can be performed alone but also can be performed with liposuction to further improve body contours. Individuals considering a tummy tuck should be relatively fit and healthy, and should not be considering future pregnancies, as can this could re-stretch the abdominal muscles. A full tummy tuck is done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia.
Your surgeon will make an incision just above the pubic area, where it’s hidden by bathing suits or underwear. A second incision is made above the navel and the skin and fat are lifted upward to expose abdominal muscles. These muscles are sutured together and the fat and skin are pulled back over the muscles.
The first step in your tummy tuck is to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your expectations and desired outcome.