Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a procedure that can improve the appearance of your abdomen and help you regain your confidence and feel more comfortable with your body. Keep reading to learn more about this procedure and find out if it is right for you.
What is abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty involves removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdomen. Patients can choose between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck
The mini tummy tuck is an option if loose skin and muscles are only an issue in the lower abdomen. This procedure involves a smaller incsiosn which means recovery is faster and the resulting scar is less significant.
If the entire abdomen area needs to be improved, a full tummy tuck is usually the better option. This procedure uses a larger incision but offers more significant improvement than a mini tummy tuck.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
While a tummy tuck can make you look slimmer, it is not necessarily a tool for weight loss. Patients should work to achieve a healthy and stable weight before a tummy tuck, but in many cases, pregnancy, weight loss, and aging can leave someone with extra sagging skin that can’t be eliminated through diet and exercise.
This means that a tummy tuck is a good option for people recovering from pregnancy or weight loss since both situations can stretch out your abdominal muscles and your skin. While a tummy tuck won’t result in significant weight loss, it can help you reclaim your appearance and look slimmer.
What are the benefits of abdominoplasty?
Loose skin left after pregnancy and weight loss can detract from your appearance, make you look heavier than you actually are, and make clothing more uncomfortable. A tummy tuck comes with many benefits:
• It helps you look slimmer.
• It removes extra skin that can be uncomfortable when wearing certain clothing.
• It helps you get the body you deserve after you’ve worked hard to achieve your weight loss goals.
• It can restore your confidence and help you feel more like yourself.
• It can help you reclaim your body after a pregnancy has changed your appearance.
These are just some of the benefits you may experience. If you’d like to learn more about this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenthal.