After pregnancy or massive weight loss, a person will often be left with a protruding abdomen and loose skin around the midsection. Unfortunately, good nutrition and rigorous exercise will do very little to eradicate unwanted fat and loose skin in your abdominal area.
If you are bothered by such cosmetic problems, tummy tuck surgery might be the right solution. The tummy tuck produces a flatter, firmer abdomen to rid a person of excess skin while repairing the weakened abdominal wall muscles.
Who Can Benefit from Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Candidates for a tummy tuck should meet the following criteria:
- Stabilized body weight
- Excess skin in midsection
- Understand risks/benefits of surgery
- Desire a flatter, firmer tummy
Goals of the Tummy Tuck
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.
Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures
Tummy Tuck: Procedures
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 min-abdominoplasty.
The consultation with Dr. Genter represents the best opportunity to determine an appropriate technique. Contact our Jenkintown plastic surgery office to learn more about tummy tuck surgery.