Having excess stubborn fat around the stomach is a common problem that many people have to deal with. It may not always be your fault and even be an issue for those who live a healthy lifestyle, avoid junk food, and exercise regularly. If you find yourself unable to shed the flab around the stomach, even after committing to a healthy lifestyle, an abdominoplasty may be ideal for you.

Also known as a tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty is the perfect solution for those who want to look their absolute best best wherever they go. If you feel like you have to hide your body or you feel like you’re unable to wear a swimsuit or form fitting t-shirts, you may want to think about undergoing an abdominoplasty.

The Procedure Tones the Body

While fat deposits are one problem, loss of muscle tautness can also make your abdomen look flabby. Also, there is the matter of excess skin around the abdomen. Due to massive weight loss, the skin on the abdomen may not adjust to the body’s new contours properly, creating a sagging appearance.

The procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightening the underlying muscles to achieve a more toned appearance. Sometimes, no matter how hard you exercise, strengthening the abdominals and tightening the skin requires some extra help. The sagging can be unsightly and make anyone feel insecure. With an abdominoplasty, however, you can address these issues adequately.

The Treatment Is an Ideal Post Pregnancy Surgery

Many women choose to undergo this procedure after giving birth. Pregnancy induces many changes in the body and many of them are hard to reverse. It can make the muscles loose, stretch out the skin, and generate extra fat around the abdomen. If you’re interested in undergoing a tummy tuck, you should talk to an experienced surgeon to see if the treatment is right for you.

It is a good idea to wait until you are reasonably sure that you will not be having another child to undergo this procedure. Another pregnancy can reverse the effects of the treatment.

Is the Treatment a Suitable Solution For You?

It is very important to differentiate between this procedure and other weight loss methods. While a tummy tuck can help you eliminate a few pounds around the waist, this is not the right procedure for losing massive amounts of weight. It is mainly for contouring the body. If your goal is to lose a lot of weight, you will need to consult a doctor or nutritionist about a weight loss program that involves exercise and dieting.

Before undergoing the procedure, you will need to have realistic expectations and be in good general health. Your doctor will check for any underlying conditions and ask for your medical history to make sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Making the Incisions

To gain access to the excess skin, muscle, and underlying pockets of fat, your surgeon will need to make incisions. These will be strategically placed to limit the visibility of post-surgical marks.

Contact Our Office

It is important to learn as much as you can about the procedure before you choose to undergo it. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. John D. Rachel, Quadruple Board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He will answer any of the questions you have and help you achieve the contours you desire.