Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Overview
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the stomach area. It will also tighten weakened and loose abdominal muscles to give the stomach a flatter, firmer appearance. During the procedure, an incision is made in the lower abdominal region, allowing the surgeon to access and repair the muscles that comprise the abdominal wall and remove excess fat, tissue, and skin. Depending on the individual patient, a second, higher incision may be made near the navel to excise fat and skin in the upper portion of the stomach. Liposuction may be utilized to remove excess fat during a tummy tuck.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Considerations
During the consultation, you will be asked about the desired results you are looking to achieve. If you plan to get pregnant or lose weight, discuss this with your surgeon. Abdominoplasty is designed primarily for patients who are mostly satisfied with their weight, but who have excess skin and loose muscle around their midsections. The following conditions could indicate that a tummy tuck is right for you:
Facial skin is loose and sagging
Tightening excess skin to eliminate loose and sagging skin.
Tightening the underlying abdominal muscles to create a firmer abdominal wall.
Removing excess fat to eliminate a protruding tummy.
Maintaining a stable weight, with no plans for future pregnancies.
Why Choose Dr. Gregory Albert?
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Listens to patients and provides the most optimal aesthetic treatment plan
Committed to providing realistic and natural looking results
Educated and caring staff
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