The Tummy Tuck, also called Abdominoplasty, is a popular body contouring procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the mid-section. There are a number of issues that can lead to dissatisfaction with the mid-section, the most common ones we see are fluctuations in weight and pregnancy–both of these can leave a person with excess, sagging skin in the area. Pregnancy, in addition to sagging skin, can leave a woman with stretched out or loosened abdominal muscles that can cause a distended look in the abdomen.
The Tummy Tuck procedure is typically performed through an incision across the lower abdomen from hip to hip. This incision will leave a permanent scar, though it is easily hidden by undergarments and swim wear. Sometimes a small incision can be made, depending on each patient’s body and goals. To learn more about the Tummy Tuck procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.