A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that reduces abdominal fat, strengthens core muscles and results in a tighter, toned abdomen. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck can also remove stretch marks, dimples or other skin imperfections in the abdominal area.
During this procedure, our surgeon can remove fat and excess skin. Typically, connective tissues are reinforced. Then the skin is pulled taut. If you’ve always wanted a toned tummy, learn more about how you can tone and tighten with a tummy tuck.
About a Tummy Tuck
There are actually a number of factors that contribute to a flabby belly beyond excess fat. Stretching of the abdominal muscles and the girdle of connective tissue that keeps your internal organs in place is a big factor, along with excess skin and lost elasticity of skin. These things lead the fat that exists in the area to sag and protrude.
A tummy tuck tightens that weakened girdle, along with removing excessive fat and tightening skin. Any stretch marks or other visible imperfections in the area may be able to be removed.
Reasons to Consider the Procedure
Your reasons for considering a tummy tuck are likely quite personal. Our surgeon can discuss these with you to customize a procedure that’s right for you. Common reasons to consider a tummy tuck include:
- Weakened lower abdominal wall
- Previous C-section with scarring
- Accumulation of excess skin in the abdominal region
- Excess fat that is bothersome
What to Expect
During a typical tummy tuck, the excess fat and skin that lies between your belly button and above your pubic area will be removed. If your abdominal fascia, or girdle, is weak, our surgeon can tighten and reinforce the area. The skin surrounding your belly button can be replaced.
Expect some recovery time after your procedure. Follow all recommendations from our surgical team, as it’s important to take care of yourself during this time.
If you are in good health and have a realistic understanding of what is involved, a tummy tuck may be an option to tighten and tone your abdomen. You’ll be on your way to improved confidence and better-fitting clothing in no time.
Learn More During a Consultation
Talk to the team at Carolina Plastic Surgery to see how a tummy tuck can help you achieve your goals for your body. Our office is located in Fayetteville, NC. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation!