Abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a tummy tuck, has been among the top five most requested surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States for the last decade. The popularity of the procedure shows no sign of slipping down the list, either, making it no surprise that it’s reported as an enduring, well-tolerated procedure with a high satisfaction rate overall. If you are not happy with the appearance of your abdominal area and are looking at your options, a tummy tuck may be just the solution you need.
The Purpose of the Tummy Tuck
The tummy tuck was designed to remove excess skin on the abdomen, making it appear flat and taut. This can be of great help to women who have had multiple babies and are now left with a “mommy pouch,” as well as people of any gender who have lost a significant amount of weight and are now left with sagging, drooping skin on their midsection. This excess skin, regardless of the reason for it, can be very uncomfortable and even chafe against clothing or other skin folds. In severe cases, infections can invade the belly button or the folds of the skin, opening the body to serious infection-related issues. A tummy tuck can solve these problems in addition to improving aesthetics.
How the Procedure is Performed
A tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure typically performed under general anesthesia. The exact details of the procedure vary from patient to patient; however, during a typical tummy tuck, the surgeon removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscle and tissue and then pulls the remaining skin tight.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
One of the greatest benefits that a person stands to gain from a tummy tuck is an improved self-confidence. When a person feels better about the way they look, they are happier in general and are more willing to take on the world. In short, they have a better overall quality of life.
If you aren’t happy with your figure and are ready to take the first step towards a resolution, consult with Dr. Scott and his team at The Plastic Surgery Center in Bradenton or Sarasota. We’d be happy to assess your case, answer your questions and get you on the road to feeling better and looking better. Dr. Scott is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in various cosmetic surgery procedures, such as breast augmentation, a facelift and a mommy makeover.