IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING AN ABDOMINOPLASTY
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck,” is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.
The operation can dramatically reduce the appearance of a prune belly or pot-belly abdomen. A permanent scar is produced which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip.
THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR ABDOMINOPLASTY
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are:
- Men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise.
- The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, or weight loss have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin-resulting in a MUMMY TUMMY.
- Patients in whom less invasive techniques are not helpful in reducing the skin excess on their abdomen.
- Loss of skin elasticity can also be improved in older patients with slight obesity.