A tummy tuck removes excess abdominal skin and fat and tightens the abdominal muscles for an enhanced contour and more pleasing profile.
Multiple pregnancies can stretch a woman’s skin and stomach muscles. (If you plan to lose weight or have future pregnancies, you should postpone surgery). Older individuals or those who have lost a significant amount of weight can benefit from a tummy tuck due to the loss of skin elasticity that occurs with aging. A tummy tuck may be the procedure of choice for these conditions, which are resistant to diet and exercise.
To balance the body, many women also opt to have a breast lift or a breast augmentation at the same time as the tummy tuck. Liposuction of the abdomen, hips, and thighs is also another common procedure that may be performed with a tummy tuck. For those who have lost a significant amount of weight, an arm lift can also be performed at the same time as the tummy tuck.
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The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck is to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodman.