The Plastic Sugery Center of the South
If you are tired of trying to get rid of the bulging and excess sagging skin that will not respond to diet and exercise, the board certified plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Center of the South can help by performing a tummy tuck. Pregnancy or weight gain followed by weight loss can cause the skin and sometimes the underlying muscles to stretch.
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, tighten the abdominal muscles, and improve the appearance and contour of the abdomen. If the loose skin and fat deposits are limited to your lower abdomen, a partial abdominoplasty, or mini-tummy tuck, may be advised. Liposuction may also be performed in certain areas if indicated.
The best candidates for a tummy tuck are men or women who are healthy and in good shape, but are bothered by stubborn fat deposits or loose skin around their abdomen that doesn't respond to exercise and diet. As we age, we lose our skin elasticity and if you are slightly overweight with excess skin, this procedure can greatly enhance your appearance. If you plan on losing a lot of weight or plan future pregnancies, you should postpone the surgery.