A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure, also referred to as abdominoplasty, which removes loose skin, excess fat, and poor muscle tone from a patient’s stomach area. The tummy tuck also corrects separated or weakened muscles, which helps to create a firmer, slimmer looking abdomen. When diet and exercise have failed to provide a person with the slim appearance he or she desires, this procedure can help to create a toned-looking, contoured stomach. A sagging or loose abdomen can be the result of:
Tummy tucks are best for a person whose weight is not likely to fluctuate greatly in the future. For example, a woman looking to become pregnant in the near future would be better off to have the procedure when she is done having children. Tummy tucks are very frequently included in Mommy Makeovers to help women restore their bodies to their pre-pregnancy state.
Childbearing, age, and significant weight loss can cause the belly to appear large, loose, and saggy. Procedures like the tummy tuck can help a woman feel more confident about her appearance after childbearing by restoring abdominal shape and muscle tone. Dr. Rochlin has performed many tummy tuck procedures; she customizes her approach to address the specific needs and goals of each patient.
The results of a tummy tuck are typically dramatic and most noticeable when the recovery period has passed and any post-surgical swelling subsides. The patient typically sees a much slimmer profile with a flatter, firmer stomach almost immediately after surgery. If you are interested in a tummy tuck to reveal a smoother, flatter abdomen, contact Dr. Rochlin for a consultation.