Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is an incredibly effective way to restore a slim, toned, and more attractive midsection. With abdominoplasty, Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg can eliminate loose and sagging skin, remove stubborn pockets of fat, and tighten abdominal muscles that have become weak and separated – all of which can contribute to a stronger and more appealing physique. In the process, stretch marks may be reduced or entirely removed, although this is different for every patient. What you can realistically expect from your tummy tuck surgery is best discussed in person with Dr. Greenberg at our Winter Park, Florida plastic surgery office.
Stretch marks happen when skin is rapidly stretched. This can be caused by growth spurts during puberty, but also from pregnancy and weight gain. Once present, stretch marks may fade somewhat on their own, but some indication of their existence is likely permanent. That is, unless the lined skin is removed from the body during a surgical procedure such as tummy tuck.
During tummy tuck surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon will eliminate loose and sagging skin from the midsection. When excessive and unnecessary skin is removed, the stretch marks marring it are removed as well. While this is different than a cure for stretch marks, it can be an effective way to get rid of them and, when proper care is taken of the body after abdominoplasty, prevent them from coming back. This, along with the many other aesthetic and physical benefits of tummy tuck surgery can be discussed in full during your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Greenberg.