Multiple pregnancies*, massive weight loss, and genetics can cause sagging, unwelcome skin around your stomach area. This excessive abdomen skin doesn’t respond to diet and exercise - no matter how hard you work.
An Abdominoplasty ( also known as a Tummy Tuck) is a surgical procedure that targets and removes excess skin and fat cells from the middle and lower abdomen. It also tightens and firms the abdominal wall to prevent future sagging and reduces the appearance of a protruding stomach. An Abdominoplasty can even improve or remove abdominal scars from Cesarean delivery and previous surgeries.
An Abdominoplasty is recommended for those who want more than a liposuction procedure, which targets only localized fat accumulations, and less than a body lift, which can cause extensive scarring around the body.
It’s important to remember that you should consult your doctor prior to all surgical procedures. Patients should be in good health and willing to share their full medical history with Dr. D. Call today for a free consultation.
*Inform your doctor if you plan to become pregnant. Muscles can separate during pregnancy, and restretched skin may not return to normal proportions even after an abdominoplasty. Previous abdominal scars must be evaluated during an in-office examination to see if and how they affect the surgery.