Those who have delivered a baby or lost a significant amount of weight may note that the skin of their abdomen has stretched beyond its capacity to tighten back up on its own. When this happens, stretch marks may appear or the skin may hang. Not only is this unsightly, but it can also be very uncomfortable and may cause skin irritations. If you have hanging abdominal skin, a tummy tuck can help you get the tight, flat stomach you want.
How a Tummy Tuck Works
A tummy tuck is also called an abdominoplasty and is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin from the tummy. The skin is generally separated from the tissues underneath. The excess skin and fat are then removed. Once our cosmetic surgeon is satisfied with the results, the patient is taken to a recovery room to wake from the anesthesia.
The Ideal Candidate
This procedure works best for patients who have already conquered their weight loss goals and just have extra skin they want removed. If you still have a lot of fat on your tummy, a tummy tuck won’t remove it. For those with a stubborn fat deposit on the lower abdomen or minor love handles, liposuction can often be performed during the same operation as a tummy tuck to help improve shape and create contours. Potential surgical candidates will also need to be in good health overall and have realistic expectations about the potential results.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
Physically, a tummy tuck can remove embarrassing, uncomfortable excess skin and give a patient the taut, toned midsection he or she desires. The benefits are not only physical, however. Many patients note a significant rise in self-esteem and confidence in both their personal and professional lives. Suddenly, wearing a swimsuit or being intimate with a partner is no longer a source of anxiety. Patients revel in their ability to choose clothing without concerning themselves with their excess stomach skin.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are dealing with saggy, flapping skin on your midsection, a tummy tuck can give you the flat core you want. To learn more about this effective procedure, visit Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with locations in Marietta and Atlanta. We’d be happy to review your case and discuss whether or not an abdominoplasty is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your confidential appointment.