What Is A Tummy Tuck?

Posted by administration on May 15, 2017

Are sit-ups just not giving you the tight, toned tummy you desire? If you've got excess skin in your abdomen that won't decrease with diet or exercise, you may want to consider an abdominoplasty, popularly referred to as a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that flattens your abdomen by removing excess fat & skin and tightens separated muscles in the abdominal wall, creating a smoother and firmer silhouette.

Even individuals with a normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Significant fluctuations in weight

The Best Candidates for Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is suitable for both men and women who are in good overall general health. Women who have muscles and skin stretched by multiple pregnancies may find the procedure useful to tighten those muscles and reduce excess skin. A tummy tuck is also an answer for men or women who have experienced significant weight loss and still have excessive fat deposits or loose skin in the abdominal area.

Who Should Not Consider a Tummy Tuck?

If you're a woman who is still planning to have children, then you may want to postpone a tummy tuck until you're through bearing children. During surgery, your vertical muscles are tightened and future pregnancies can separate these muscles. If you still plan to lose a significant amount of weight, you will want to wait on having a tummy tuck. It's important to note that a tummy tuck can cause prominent, permanent scarring. If this is something you don't want, you may want to reconsider. A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised.

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through diet and exercise but sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. If you’re ready to address your mid-section issues, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com to schedule a tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Serota.

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