You might have heard about tummy tucks or know someone who underwent one, but it can sometimes be hard to determine what a tummy tuck is or what it does. Tummy tucks, also called abdominoplasty, do a few specific things and may be the best solution to certain problems you might be having in your lower body. So, if you’re considering a tummy tuck, here is some information that may help you to decide.
You Have Stubborn Abdominal Fat
Although non-surgical fat reduction procedures exist, they can be ineffective in a few ways when working with stomach fat that can’t be tamed with diet and exercise. A tummy tuck can give you nearly-immediate, long-term results and is one of the most effective and time-tested methods for removing excess fat. Although not everyone may be able to undergo a surgical procedure, non-invasive techniques can sometimes be costly when they require multiple sessions and take many months before you see results.
You Have Excess Skin
This problem can be especially difficult for patients because excess skin can’t be reduced through diet and exercise like fat sometimes can. This can occur because of changes in the body like pregnancy and weight gain, leaving excess, saggy skin behind. A tummy tuck can trim this away when it’s around the abdominal area, leaving a slim and contoured profile. Your plastic surgeon can determine the right amount of skin that can be removed in order to give you the best results.
You Have Loose Abdominal Muscles
This condition, also caused by stretching during pregnancy or weight gain, can cause many problems that patients might not be aware of. Things like back pain or urinary incontinence can be caused by a lack of support from the abdominal muscles that become stretched, loose, and ineffective. Once this occurs, it can be impossible to restore them with exercise alone. During a tummy tuck procedure, they can be tightened and sutured together to restore them to their natural function.
If you have more questions about a tummy tuck procedure and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Golosow, contact Associates in Cosmetic Surgery today! Dr. Golosow and Associates in Cosmetic Surgery are proud to be serving the Ft. Myers area.