A flat, well-toned abdomen of youth is something that many people strive to obtain through diet and exercise. While these methods can help some people achieve this objective, other individuals may need a different approach. Even individuals who have normal body weights and proportions may have protruding, loose or sagging bellies.
Commonly known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to make the stomach look thinner and firmer. The procedure entails the surgical removal of extra skin and fat that may be present in the middle and lower abdomen. It also tightens the muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall. The procedure is an option for people whose skin has stretched because of significant weight loss, aging, heredity or pregnancy.
This proven surgical procedure can be customized to meet the individual needs and goals of each patient. The surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Various abdominoplasty techniques are designed to target certain areas of the body. The complexity of each case determines which procedure is used. The surgeon will arrange and contour the skin and muscle as required to achieve the desired result.
You may opt to also undergo liposuction, which is the removal of fat deposits, in conjunction with the procedure. Although a tummy tuck is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise, it can help refine the contours of your body when these methods are not sufficient.
A tummy tuck is appropriate for men and women who are in good health and are at a stable weight. These include people who may have been obese at one point and still have excess fat and skin in their abdominal areas. Women who have had their muscles and skin extended by several pregnancies may find that a tummy tuck is a practical way to reduce the excess skin and tighten their stomach muscles.
If you are interested in a tummy tuck, schedule an appointment at Southeastern Dermatology. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeon will review your medical history and discuss your goals. This will help the surgeon determine the best course of treatment for your particular situation.
For individuals who are self-conscious about their appearance, a tummy tuck procedure may be the best way to achieve a firmer, more youthful appearance. Southeastern Dermatology is located in Lumberton, and we happily serve the Fayetteville and surrounding areas. Contact us today to request a consultation at our office.