Dr. Ellen Mahony is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a "tummy tuck," is one of the most popular body sculpting procedures. Tummy tuck surgery is designed to flatten and tighten your stomach. It is designed to remove excess fat and skin from the and abdomen, as well as tighten abdominal muscles that have been stretched and weakened over time.
Ideal candidates are people who have lost weight and maintain a stable weight; women whose abdominal muscles and skin have been stretched by pregnancy or age; and men who are self-conscious about stubborn fat that creates a "spare tire."
If your excess skin is limited to just your lower abdomen, you may only require a "mini" tummy tuck. This procedure is less invasive and is an excellent choice if you want to define your waistline and tighten your lower abdomen. For some people, liposuction can enhance the results of their tummy tuck.
Unsure of the best choice for you? Come in and talk with Ellen. She will discuss your unique situation, explain all your options, and let you know what you should expect in your recovery period — all in a straightforward, honest manner.