There are many reasons why a belly protrudes and sags. The flaccid appearance of the stomach can be caused by age, pregnancy, genetics, past surgeries, or major changes in weight. A droopy abdomen can create an appearance that affects a person’s overall self-confidence. Luckily, there are ways to smooth out a sagging belly. One popular procedure is a tummy tuck.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery that involves the removal of surplus fat and skin found in the middle and lower stomach area. Once the excess fat is removed, the surgeon works to tighten muscles in the stomach and restructure the abdominal wall so that it looks firmer. There are several types of procedures to choose from. We offer full and mini versions of this procedure. Our cosmetic surgeon will determine which type of tummy tuck operation is right for you with you at your consultation.
Not only can getting procedure help to improve a person’s self-esteem and confidence level, but the procedure offers many health benefits as well. The first benefit is it will be easier to manage weight loss because a tummy tuck contributes to a person’s overall body image goals. Those who have received bariatric surgery in conjunction with a tummy tuck are very successful in weight loss management. The second benefit of getting this procedure is that it can help improve the patient’s posture. Often times, when there is excess fat in the abdominal region a condition called lordosis can develop. This condition is attributed to weakened stomach muscles and can cause burdensome back pain. A tummy tuck can strengthen the abdominal muscles to support the spine and decrease the chances of lordosis from occurring. As an added benefit, this procedure can improve a person’s stamina when they exercise.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Those who are looking to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in the stomach region may be good candidates for abdominoplasty. Potential candidates should be at a steady weight and non-smokers. Individuals who are in good general health, have a positive outlook in life and have realistic expectations are well qualified to receive a tummy tuck.
If you are interested in this procedure at The Plastic Surgery Center, consider visiting one of our offices in either Sarasota or Bradenton, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation! Our staff looks forward to hearing from you.