Why Should I Get a Tummy Tuck?
Posted February 04, 2019 in Tummy Tuck
If you are one of the millions of men and women with loose, excess skin and fat deposits on your abdomen, then a tummy tuck might be exactly what you need to reshape your abs and have a more defined, sculpted stomach. Sticking to a nutritious diet and routine exercise can help with fat deposits, but after pregnancy, weight loss, and the effects of aging, abdominal skin can often be left loose and sagging, leading to discomfort in certain clothing styles and causing you to feel self-conscious. A tummy tuck can relieve these feelings, giving you an expanded wardrobe selection, more comfort wearing swimsuits, and more satisfaction with your body.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Various styles of tummy tuck exist, and your body type and personal goals will determine which technique is utilized. Liposuction may be added if your stomach has excess fat, and all procedures require patients to be put under general anesthesia to ensure a safe, painless procedure.
- Mini tummy tuck: This option is mainly for patients seeking more definition but who have a small amount of excess skin. Incisions are made in the lower pelvic area to allow tightening of the abdominal muscles, and skin is removed as needed. If your excess skin and fat are mostly located below the belly button, then this may be the best choice for you.
- Modified tummy tuck: Very similar to the mini tummy tuck, the modified method allows more access to both the upper and lower abdominal areas to tighten and define muscles.
- Full tummy tuck: Patients with moderate excess skin and fat above and below the belly button benefit most from this technique. Incisions are made in the upper and lower pelvic regions, excess skin is removed, and abdominal muscles are tightened and reshaped to reveal a more contoured stomach area.
- Extended tummy tuck: This method includes the sides and lower back in addition to the stomach region, and is designed for more severe cases of excess skin caused by extreme weight loss. By making a larger incision, excess fat is removed as well as overhanging skin, and the abdominal muscles are tightened and contoured.
Achieve Your Desired Results by Combining Procedures
Sometimes a tummy tuck will not address all of the areas of concern on your body. Luckily, the tummy tuck is commonly combined with breast augmentation and breast lift to combat sagging, small, or deflated breasts to provide an overall enhanced silhouette. In more extreme cases, specifically for women that have been pregnant, a mommy makeover may be required to achieve your desired body contours. By combining breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, and a Brazilian Butt Lift, the entire body can be dramatically enhanced to achieve a tighter, more youthful appearance.
What to Expect After a Tummy Tuck
All tummy tuck techniques are designed to assist you in reaching your aesthetic goals and are tailored to your specific needs. Excess skin and fat are removed, resulting in a more defined midsection. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will keep your weight from fluctuating drastically, extending your results.
Contact our office to learn more about undergoing a tummy tuck and other procedures that can help you achieve your desired body! You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosen by calling (203) 899-0000.