Diet and exercise sometimes do very little to eliminate unwanted fat and loose skin in your abdominal area. If you are bothered by these appearance problems, abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck in Philadelphia, may be a good solution for you.
Abdominoplasty is frequently performed after childbirth or significant weight loss, to rid a person of excess skin and to tighten the weak abdominal wall muscles.
Who Can Benefit from Abdominoplasty Surgery?
Candidates for abdominoplasty should meet the following criteria:
- Stable body weight
- Excess skin around midsection
- Understand risks/benefits of surgery
- Desire a flatter, firmer abdomen
Abdominoplasty Before and After Pictures
Goals of Abdominoplasty
Tighter skin, a more appealing navel area and improved contour of the abs are just some of the aesthetic goals involved in tummy tuck surgery.
How is Abdominoplasty performed?
A traditional abdominoplasty requires an incision above the pubic line from hip to hip. A limited amount of fat can be removed with liposuction before the excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are repaired.
The incisions are typically placed in a location that can be easily hidden with the patient’s clothing. There are different methods that can be utilized to meet the needs of each patient, including endoscopic abdominoplasty, lipoabdominoplasty, and mini-abdominoplasty.
A consultation with Dr. Genter at our Philadelphia area plastic surgery office is the best opportunity to determine an appropriate abdominoplasty technique for you. Our plastic surgery practice is located in Jenkintown, just outside Philadelphia. Call 215-240-6758 or send us an email to inquire about a tummy tuck appointment with Dr. Bruce Genter.