An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is the perfect way to get the toned, flat stomach you want. At Skin MD, our surgeon Dr. Ko performs this procedure to reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen and contour the abdominal area as a whole. If you have pockets of fat or loose, sagging skin that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, we invite you to schedule a consultation today.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure done to improve the shape and appearance of your abdomen. During this procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen. Along with this, the fascia or connective tissue in the area is tightened to create a more toned look. This procedure is great if you have excess fat or skin around the area of your belly button or a weak abdominal wall.
What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?
Along with helping you look and feel beautiful, a tummy tuck can also improve certain aspects of your health. These include:
- A stronger core – stronger abdominal muscles can relieve lower back pain and better posture.
- An improved contour that is not achievable with weight loss alone.
- Removal of embarrassing excess skin (Muffin top) often seen while sitting.
- Hernia prevention – decreasing unnecessary stress on your stomach muscles can reduce the risk of hernias.
- Confidence knowing that your body has been restored and sometimes improved over your pre-pregnancy state.
How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?
A typical abdominoplasty takes 2-3 hours to perform. During this time, incisions will be made to remove most of the skin and fat between your belly button and pubic area. Connective tissue that lies over the abdominal muscles will then be tightened, permanently. Then, the incision will be stitched together and will leave a scar that falls along the natural creases of your bikini line. Sometimes liposuction to the sides is done to improve the overall contour.
What Can I Expect?
After the procedure, the treated area will be covered in a surgical dressing, and small tubes will be placed in the incision site to drain any fluid. When you go home, you will need to wear a supportive garment for several weeks until your abdomen heals. Once your skin heals, you can expect your results to last indefinitely so long as you maintain your weight.
Schedule a Tummy Tuck in Massachusetts
A tummy tuck procedure can help you feel beautiful and give you a slew of health benefits. If you’re interested, our surgical team is ready to guide you through this procedure. Get started by clicking the button below and scheduling a complimentary consultation at your nearest Skin MD location.