Are you tired of trying to hide that stomach pooch or extra bulges around the midsection? If you have loose skin or a protruding stomach after pregnancy or extreme weight loss, you may be a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery. For many women struggling with figure flaws around the midsection, plastic surgery is one of the most effective ways to achieve a flat stomach and slim figure. Whether you are dealing with loss of skin elasticity or outstretched muscles around the abdominal area, we can correct those figure flaws with a targeted procedure.
Am I Ready for a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery is one of our most popular body contouring procedures, especially among women who have undergone multiple pregnancies or those who have lost a significant amount of weight. Excess skin and tissues can be removed or manipulated to create a more attractive midsection. We can also incorporate liposuction to remove excess fatty deposits around the waistline to give you a more contoured appearance.
If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the following, you may be ready for tummy tuck surgery:
- You have loose skin around the abdomen
- You have a protruding stomach (because of genetics or otherwise)
- You have lost a significant amount of weight recently and are left with sagging tissues
- You have a ‘shelf’ of skin after weight loss or pregnancy that makes you very self-conscious
- You have torn abdominal muscles after pregnancy
- You have relatively good skin elasticity
Some patients are better-suited for the mini-abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) procedure, which focuses on the area below the belly button.
Undergoing Tummy Tuck Surgery
Whether you are undergoing a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck, we will need to make an incision in the lower abdomen to access the tissues and abdominal wall. During a full tummy tuck procedure, we can tighten underlying abdominal muscles using a special cinching technique, and then re-drape the skin to create a sculpted and well-contoured look. We can discuss the procedure in more detail during your consultation.
Schedule your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Burgess today.