The mid-section is an area that many people feel self-conscious about for a variety of reasons. Women who have had multiple pregnancies often experience sagging, excess skin and stretched out abdominal muscles in the area, while both men and women who have fluctuated in their weight or lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time may also experience sagging, excess skin the mid-section. The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty procedure, was designed to improve the appearance of the mid-section and restore body confidence by removing the excess skin and tightening stretched out abdominal muscles to create a smoother, more toned looking abdominal region. In some cases, the tummy tuck procedure may be performed in combination with other body contouring procedures, most commonly liposuction to also remove stubborn, excess fat in the area.
If you are tired of feeling self-conscious of the appearance of your mid-section and frustrated at the lack of results your seeing through diet and exercise alone, contact our office to schedule your consultation to discover if a tummy tuck may be right for you. Ideal candidates are in good health, non-smokers, with realistic expectations for the procedure and its potential results. The tummy tuck is performed through an incision that runs horizontally across the lower abdomen from hip to hip. It is important to understand that this incision will leave a scar, though it is easily hidden by clothing and underwear.