What Can Tummy Tuck Surgery Accomplish?
Even with a nutritious diet and regular exercise, many patients struggle to attain their physical goals. A tummy tuck can help men and women achieve a flatter abdomen and a more toned appearance by removing lax, excess skin. In some cases, liposuction may be combined with abdominoplasty to target isolated pockets of fat that are resistant to traditional means of weight loss. Ideal tummy tuck candidates are typically at or near their ideal weight, but still have areas of skin laxity or excess fat. The benefits of a tummy tuck may include:
- Removal of excess skin and fat
- Reparation of stretched or torn abdominal muscles
- Flatter, smoother abdomen
- Reduced appearance of stretch marks
- Slimmer silhouette
Many tummy tuck candidates are patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, or women who have had one or more children. The best way to determine your candidacy for abdominoplasty is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. After a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your personal goals, Dr. McCormack can recommend which body contouring procedure is best suited to your unique needs.