People may have lax abdominal muscles and loose skin around the abdomen, whether due to pregnancy, weight loss, or other factors. A tummy tuck removes this excess skin, tightens abdominal muscles, and leaves you with a smoother, more toned abdomen.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that corrects the results of stretched abdominal skin and muscles as a result of pregnancy or major weight loss. After stretching, the skin and muscles cannot repair themselves, and no amount of diet or exercise can remove loose skin or tighten loosened abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck restores your flat, toned abdomen so you can feel more confident about your appearance.
How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?
A tummy tuck uses an incision below the bikini line. Dr. Scott Greenberg will pull your loose skin down and remove the excess. He will then tighten the abdominal muscles where they have loosened. He will use liposuction if necessary to remove areas of resistant fat to complete the transformation. Dr. Greenberg will consider the ideal incision shape and other aspects of surgery for male and female patients to customize the procedure and leave people feeling satisfied with their results.
Top 3 Reasons to Consider a Tummy Tuck
Many people consider a tummy tuck when looking at options for improving the abdominal area. On one hand, a tummy tuck requires significant surgery with a longer recovery time than many other methods. On the other hand, a tummy tuck produces uniquely satisfying results, including:
1. No More Loose Skin
A tummy tuck uses a single incision to tighten the skin and remove any loose or excessive skin. So much skin may be removed that Dr. Greenberg may need to relocate your belly button, so it stays in its correct position.
2. Tighter Abs
Many people do not even realize that they have lax abdominal muscles. They just know they do not see the results they want in their attempts to achieve a flatter stomach. These abdominal muscles need surgical correction before they work like they used to.
3. Flatter Stomach
Between shaping with liposuction, loose skin removal, and muscle tightening, your end result will look like a flatter, firmer, more sculpted abdomen. For women hoping to get their body back after pregnancy, or for anyone wanting to restore a flat stomach after weight loss, a tummy tuck can help achieve your goals.
How is Liposuction Different From a Tummy Tuck?
Liposuction works wonders at removing excess fat. In fact, liposuction may form a key part of a tummy tuck procedure. Liposuction cannot address loose skin and cannot tighten lax muscles. However, many people need liposuction shaping to achieve the tummy tuck results they want to see.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
If you have loose abdominal skin or a stomach area that looks loose and sagging, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Ideal candidates maintain a healthy weight and have reasonable expectations.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect from a tummy tuck? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137