If you have been working hard to get a trimmer, more youthful figure, to no or little effect, then a tummy tuck may be a good option for you. Diet and exercise can go a long way to help you be healthy and your correct weight, but they may not be able to give you the figure you desire, especially if you have had one or more children.
A tummy tuck is a popular name for abdominoplasty, a cosmetic surgical procedure that can be used to tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and some fat. When done along with liposuction, it may remove even more belly fat.
When you talk to our specialist, you can learn more about a tummy tuck and how it can give you natural-looking results and a great boost to your confidence.
There are some things to consider before you have a tummy tuck performed, such as any of the following:
- You should be in good overall health
- You should carry most of your excess weight in your mid-section
- You should have loose skin around your abdomen
- You should have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery (our specialist will help you with this)
- You should not smoke
- You should not plan to lose a significant amount of weight after the surgery
- You should not be pressured by anyone else to have the procedure
Tummy tucks may be most useful for people who cannot flatten their abdomen through exercise, especially after pregnancy or significant weight loss. Men and women who have lost definition in their abdomen because of age may also benefit from a tummy tuck. It will help give their body more definition for a slimmer, more youthful appearance.
Some people are predisposed by genetics to carry fat around their middle. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can help them overcome their natural propensity to roundness in the midsection and gain the figure they have always dreamed of having.
If you think you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck, we recommend that you have a consultation with Dr. Hendricks at Southeastern Dermatology in Lumberton, NC so you can learn more about the procedure and find out if it will meet your expectations. We happily serve clients in the Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to book an appointment!