Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods alone cannot achieve our goals.
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
• Prior surgery
• Significant fluctuations in weight
What a tummy tuck won’t do
A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.
Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised.
CFA’s all-female plastic surgeon are double board certified in both Surgery and Plastic Surgery, specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. During your consultation, your doctor will fully assess your specific needs as well as ascertain what your desired shape and size is. She has the advantage of being able to offer you not only a professional opinion but also a woman’s perspective on size and shape and what will look best for your body contour. A wide variety of treatment options and styles exist, and our doctors will educate you fully on these considerations during your consultation.