Who Qualifies for a Tummy Tuck?

You can diet and exercise all you want, sometimes your abdomen just will not respond to your efforts. In fact, this part of the body is a notoriously difficult area to tone. Extreme weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or normal aging can cause muscles and skin in your abdomen area to noticeably stretch, sag, and retain excessive fat. No matter what the cause may be, sometimes no amount of strenuous exercise or green smoothies can help you achieve the results you desire. Many people have been helped by a procedure called the tummy tuck to restore the youthful contours of their abdomen.

The Tummy Tuck

Medically known as an abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that helps to remove loose fat and skin to tighten the appearance of your abdomen. The ideal result from the procedure is a lack of any excess skin and a tighter, flatter, more youthful abdomen that has a more toned appearance. It is important to realize that this procedure is not considered to be a replacement for weight loss, but can help remove excessive fat deposits and possibly stretch marks.

Best Candidates

You may make a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure, depending upon the results you desire. If you undergo a liposuction, you probably know it only involves the removal of subcutaneous fat. So unless you have sufficiently elastic skin, you may have excess skin remaining after the procedure.

The goal of a tuck is to tighten excess abdominal skin. The patients who normally have this procedure are those who lost weight, but need the removal of excess skin. You can also combine a tuck with a liposuction procedure if you would like to have both skin tightening and weight loss to get the best of both worlds.

The best candidates for a tummy tuck are those who are having difficulty returning their abdominal area to how it looked when they were young. Other strong candidates are those who have difficulty in keeping their stomach toned as they grow older or had excessive skin develop due to extreme weight loss. An abdominoplasty involves tightening your abdominal muscles to enhance your contours and form a narrower waist. Any excess fat and skin is removed at this time.

Contact Us for More Information

If you would like to schedule a tummy tuck procedure for yourself, we invite you to make an appointment with Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. At our convenient location in Marietta, GA, our caring and knowledgeable team of professionals will be pleased to explain this procedure in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation, we look forward to speaking with you!

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